From little things, big things grow, or so the Paul Kelly song goes.
The lyrics of this song certainly apply to the Ararat Mother’s Day Classic.
Five years ago a few friends got together thinking they might go to Melbourne to participate in the Mother’s Day Classic.
Instead they decided to see if they could get a few more of their friends to join them and run an event in Ararat.
On Mother’s Day 2009, around 600 turned up to walk and run the circuit from Richardson Oval, taking the group completely by surprise, but in a good way.
This year the Ararat Mother’s Day Classic celebrates its fifth anniversary, having raised more than $60,000 in that time.
The inspiration behind that first Classic in Ararat was Lisa Antonio. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer just a few months before Mother’s Day and it was her group of friends that decided to run the event in her honour.
In today’s Ararat Advertiser you can read her story.
It is a no holds barred, warts and all story of her breast cancer journey.
Every woman should read her story. Every husband, partner or boyfriend should read her story. Everyone has a part to play in ensuring women get any irregularities of their breasts checked early.
It is early detection that can save a life.
And it is money that will ensure the research is carried out and that eventually a cure is found. If you can’t participate in this year’s Classic, please donate some money.
A sea of pink balloons at last year’s Mother’s Day Classic.
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