Westport Park was a sea of pink for the Port Macquarie Mother’s Day Classic as men, women and children took part in a 5km fun run and walk to raise money to help cancer patients.
Last year, the Pink Girls and their volunteers paid for a new chemotherapy chair for the Mid North Coast Cancer Institute. This year, they are aiming for $1,000 to help fund the hire of a gardener to redo a tranquil and calming garden for the patients to enjoy.
Businesses like Westport Club, Mount Seaview Natural Spring Water, the Growers Market Port Macquarie and Coastal Sports and Fitness all helped to make it a great event.
One lady in her eighties donated $200 which she and her friends had raised. Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams said everyone in the community is touched by cancer in some form or another.
“Look at us. We are all here. We are going to make our contribution. I take my hat off to all of you,” she said to the runners and walkers of all ages, standing in the pouring rain.
Mrs Williams paid tribute to those who didn’t make it through their brave cancer journey, and there was a minute’s silence.
Organiser Kylie Bulmer said it was a fantastic show of support for a worth cause.
“Thanks to all the wonderful local businesses and participants that helped us to create a truly magical day…rain and all. Cancer doesn’t take a break and neither did we. It’s a disease that affects so many people in the Mid North Coast,” she said.