Local love for Mother’s day Classic

Kim's mum Maree died from breast cancer in 2016.

Yarra Valley residents will once again come together on Mother’s Day to celebrate and honour those affected by breast cancer and raise vital funds for breast cancer research.

Lilydale resident Kim Robin has been the event host of the Mother’s Day Classic in Lilydale for the past six years.

The walk, run or jog takes place around Lillydale Lake starting at 8am on Sunday, May 9.

Up to 1000 will don their pink attire and running shoes on Mother’s Day. There are several waves people can take part in up to 10am.

Kim became a supporter of the Mother’s Day Classic after her mum Maree was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011.

“I started doing the MDC in the city with my husband Daniel when mum was diagnosed and I wanted to do more, so we started a local event in Lilydale,” Kim explained.

Kim’s mum Maree joined in the event at Lilydale. Sadly, she lost her battle in 2016.

Kim has a group of loyal supporters who help every year.

“You can still register and join us on the day at Lilydale. The biggest thing is people coming together on the day and doing it for the cause.

Getting active for breast cancer research can be a game-changer to the 55 Australian women who are diagnosed with breast cancer every day. The Mother’s Day Classic has donated almost $38 million over the past 24 years to fund 76 breast cancer research projects.

“Due to the ever-changing climate, we live in and the restrictions on public gatherings, participation numbers are capped at each location, so it is imperative that people book their spot and choose their MDC location of choice prior to Mother’s Day,” said Zara Lawless, Mother’s Day Classic CEO.

Spots are filling fast for the Mother’s Day Classic local locations. Participants are encouraged to visit mothersdayclassic.com.au to register for the fun run/walk and book their spot to join others on Sunday, May 9.