Mother's Day classic: Crowds join cancer battle

BREAST cancer affects more than its victims.

About 600 people took part in the Mildura Mother’s Day Classic. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

About 600 people took part in the Mildura Mother’s Day Classic. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Yesterday’s Mother’s Day Classic brought out the stories of families across Sunraysia who have been touched by the disease and how each person, whether they were a patient, family member or colleague, came to terms with it.

Irymple woman Leigh Bowring remembered her mother, who passed away in 2013 from the illness, and the leaps and bounds medicine has taken during the past 30 years supported by better community awareness.

“(Mum) had (breast cancer) when she was 58 in 1982 and they gave her three months to live. She lived for another 30 years because of the treatment she got,” she said.

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