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In the pink for breast cancer research

HOBART’S Domain Athletics Centre took on a distinctly pink tinge on 10 May for the Mother’s Day Classic fun run and walk.

More than 2500 people took part in the Classic, which raises money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Organiser Sarah Casey thanked participants for their enthusiasm in the 10th annual event held in Hobart.

“We are very pleased with the turnout and while we are still waiting on a final fundraising tally, we have big expectations that 2015 will be our biggest year yet,” Ms Casey said.

A minute of silence was held before both the eight-kilometre run and four-kilometre walk and run to pay tribute to loved ones lost to cancer and trophies were presented in a number of categories, including fastest competitors, largest teams and best dressed participant.

In the eight-kilometre run, Mel Daniels won the female category, while Grant Page won the men’s race.

While survival rates are improving, breast cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related death for Australian females, with seven women dying every day around the nation.

Around 350 Tasmanian women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.

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