Clas­sic raises close to $40k

Pilbara News - - News - Peter de Krui­jff

■ The fi­nal tally from the suc­cess­ful Kar­ratha Mother’s Day Clas­sic has come in and beaten last year’s re­sult, with a mas­sive $39,995 raised at this year’s event.

Across the na­tion, $3.1 mil­lion was raised at MDC events, which has been do­nated to the Na­tional Breast Can­cer Foun­da­tion.

There were 957 peo­ple who took part in this year’s Kar­ratha event and or­gan­iser Re­becca Jarvis said she was thrilled with the end re­sult.

“The money we raised as a com­mu­nity is so im­por­tant for fund­ing re­search that is im­prov­ing the sur­vival rate of women and men af­fected by breast can­cer,” she said.

“As such a high-pro­file event, the Mother’s Day Clas­sic also plays an im­por­tant role in rais­ing aware­ness of breast can­cer.

“As some­one who’s re­cently had a fam­ily mem­ber di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer, I can’t stress enough the im­por­tance of aware­ness and reg­u­lar check-ups for early de­tec­tion.

“The sup­port from lo­cal busi­nesses con­tin­ues to blow me away — even in tough eco­nomic times busi­nesses gen­er­ously came for­ward with spon­sor­ship and in-kind do­na­tions of goods and ser­vices.”

Ms Jarvis said they were al­ready on the hunt for new com­mit­tee mem­bers to join the events team for the 2016 MDC.

“The feed­back the com­mit­tee has re­ceived has been re­ally pos­i­tive and we’re al­ready think­ing about how we can make next year even big­ger and bet­ter,” she said.

“Any­one with ex­pe­ri­ence run­ning com­mu­nity events, who has great lo­cal con­tacts and loves chal­lenges, is en­cour­aged to get in touch.”

Any ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est for join­ing the vol­un­teer com­mit­tee can be sent by email to re­becca@in­

Pic­ture: Kar­ratha Com­mu­nity House

The Book­worms chil­dren en­joy Fa­ther’s Day ac­tiv­i­ties.

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