Mother's Day Classic Dubbo raises funds for National Breast Cancer Foundation

Mothers, daughters, cousins and fathers dressed in pink and prepared to walk on Sunday in the fight against breast cancer.

Dubbo held’s its first Mother’s Day Classic to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Many of those who walked had loved ones who had been touched by breast cancer.

PRETTY IN PINK: Dressed in their Sunday best, the participants of the Mother's Day Classic walked four kilometres. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

PRETTY IN PINK: Dressed in their Sunday best, the participants of the Mother's Day Classic walked four kilometres. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

Tiffany O’Brien was among those who donned a pink shirt and joined the Mother’s Day Classic on Sunday. 

With an aunty currently going through chemotherapy for breast cancer, Ms O’Brien said it was a cause she jumped on board without hesitation.

For Anne Ingram the walk was done in honour of her mother who died of breast cancer when she was 66-years-old. Ms Ingram said she had also lost a son to cancer, and firmly believed there had to be a cure.

Participant Rebecca Douglas said it was events like the Mother’s Day classic that made Australia one of the world leaders in breast cancer research.

While the Mother’s Day Classic has been held for the past 20 years, organiser Melissa Spencer said this was the first time the event had been held in Dubbo.

Each year Ms Spencer said she hoped to grow the event, having more people walk and raising more funds for breast cancer research.

Breast cancer was a disease that had touched almost everyone, she said.