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THE Wimmera community were united in a single goal on Sunday – to walk all over breast cancer.

The ninth annual Horsham Mother’s Day Classic was held on Sunday morning at Sawyer Park, with hundreds of people from across the Wimmera joining in to raise money for breast cancer research.

This year’s event focused on the statistic that one in eight Australian women would be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime.

Event committee member Jackie Exell said anyone could get touched by cancer.

“It could be your mother, your daughter, your sister, your best friend or your wife,” she said.

“We gave the survivors the choice to wear a survivor sash this year.

Mother's Day Classic 2018 warm-up.

“We’re so grateful for the community’s continued support in the event.

“It goes to show what as great community Horsham is and how they are always so passionate to get behind a great cause.”

Ms Exell said she was very pleased with this year’s turnout.

“We probably had over 400 people which makes us very happy,” she said.

“We really couldn’t have asked for a better day weather-wise. 

“Next year we’re celebrating 10 years; we’ll start brainstorming soon about how we can make it really special.” 

Participants had the option to either walk or run, and to either complete the 4km or 8km circuit along the Wimmera River.

A barbecue breakfast was on offer from the Rotary Club of Horsham.