Mother’s Day Classic has a new route

Dawn and Wendy from the Tin Can Bay QCWA Branch are getting in the pink spirit for the 2019 TCB MDC!

Dawn and Wendy from the Tin Can Bay QCWA Branch are getting in the pink spirit for the 2019 TCB MDC!

The Tin Can Bay Mother’s Day Classic will be taking a different direction this year.

While the goal of the day is still about increasing awareness of breast cancer, celebrating lives touched by breast cancer and raising funds for breast cancer research through a fun, healthy and inspiring event, participants will be walking a new way in 2019.

“Previously the route has been around the township of Tin Can Bay but to avoid the numerous road crossings it was decided to utilise the foreshore walking path instead,” event organiser Jess Milne explained. The start/finish line will be in Wes Mitchell Park near the playground.

Held on Mother’s Day each year, the Classic has raised over 35 million dollars since 1998 and has become the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s biggest annual injection of funds.

Since 1994 the five-year survival rate has improved from 76% to 91% and this can be contributed to the positive impact research is having on survival rates.

Get involved online with an early bird registration, becoming a ‘supporter in spirit’ or making a donation. Go to mothersdayclassic.com.au and follow the links to Queensland Regional Events to find the Tin Can Bay page.

On May 12 registrations will open from 8am and are available at the sign-in tent.

The lovely ladies from the Tin Can Bay QCWA will be assisting and have also generously donated the finish line fruit platters. Official opening is at 8.45am and the walk/run kicks off from 9am.

Don’t forget to get your pink on for a chance to win a ‘best dressed’ award and for those who don’t mind getting a sweat up there are also awards for first over the line.

For further information contact Jess Milne on 0411 218 254.