Mother's Day Classic 2018: Tamworth event raises money for breast cancer

MANY mums might have their mind on a sleep-in on Sunday, but more than 100 locals pounded the pavement looking pretty in pink raising money for breast cancer.

The Tamworth Mother’s Day Classic was run and done in the early hours of Sunday with a crisp autumn  temperature accompanying the dedicated locals who vowed to “walk all over breast cancer”.

The pink-themed punters perambulated along the Peel River park run course.


“I think the best Mother’s Day present for any woman will be a cure for breast cancer and this is just one way to make that dream come true,”organiser Peter Annis-Brown said.

In the last 21 years, the Mother’s Day Classic has raised more than $33.2 million million for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Since the event’s inception, participants have walked about 6.5 million kilometres.

In 2017, the nation’s combined walks raised $2.8 million which was donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.