FAMILIES joined in Mother’s Day Classic walks across the Wimmera on Sunday to help raise money for breast cancer research.
Rupanyup Mother’s Day Classic co-ordinator Sue Barber said this year’s walk held extra significance for her.
“Earlier this year, my mother was touched by breast cancer for the second time so it meant more to me this year,’’ she said.
“We have a lot of locals who have been touched with family or friends who have had cancer.”
Mrs Barber said it was the third time Rupanyup had hosted a Mother’s Day Classic walk.
She said 126 people had registered for the walk and raised more than $2400.
Horsham Mother’s Day Classic co-ordinator Lindy Muller said more than 450 people walked beside the Wimmera River for the event.
“We were thrilled that people continue to come and support us, knowing that there are lots of people affected by breast cancer,” she said.
She said there was an emphasis on family throughout the day, with greater numbers of children involved than in previous years.
Stawell, Ararat and Donald also hosted Mother’s Day Classic walks.