A classic Mother’s Day

Mums were celebrated, honoured and remembered during yesterday's annual Mother's Day Classic fun run and walk to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. Among those joining in the morning activities were Mildura pair Chrissy Paynting (left) walking with and for her friend Pamela Liddicoat who has had breast cancer. Picture: Louise Barker

Mums were celebrated, honoured and remembered during yesterday's annual Mother's Day Classic fun run and walk to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. Among those joining in the morning activities were Mildura pair Chrissy Paynting (left) walking with and for her friend Pamela Liddicoat who has had breast cancer. Picture: Louise Barker

YOUNG women and men need more breast cancer awareness to help reduce the some 3000 deaths caused by the disease every year in Australia, says Mildura's McGrath Breast Care nurse Louise James. 

She spread her important message of breast awareness to more than 500 participants at yesterday’s eighth annual Mildura Mother’s Day Classic. 

Ms James said everyone should be able to recognise breast abnormalities from the age they begin growing breast tissue. 

“Some time ago, if you presented to your GP to say you had a lump, the GP would say, ‘you’re under 30 so that's very uncommon’,” she explained. 

“Nowadays it seems it's a little bit more common to have a diagnosis at a young age.”

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