Mothers Day classic at Husky

The conditions were not the best for the Mothers Day Classic on Sunday but a group of hearty souls still supported this event.

The event organisers were grateful for all the dedicated participants and volunteers who braved the wet and windy conditions on Sunday for Huskisson’s second Mothers Day Classic.

The people who attended helped make this day a fantastic success.

People walked three kilometres while others enjoyed a six-kilometre run.

The St Georges Basin SES is helping out by supplying volunteers.

Funds raised will go the to National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The breast cancer statistics show why the event was so important.

In 2018, it is estimated that 18,087 women and 148 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

This means that approximately 18,235 Australians will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018.   

The chance of surviving at least five years (five-year relative survival) has increased from 72 percent in 1982-1987 to 90.1 percent in 2009-2013.