Uniting for cancer support

HITTING THE PAVEMENT: Close to 50 people ran or walked around Cohuna on Sunday to raise funds for breast cancer research

HITTING THE PAVEMENT: Close to 50 people ran or walked around Cohuna on Sunday to raise funds for breast cancer research

COHUNA did its bit on Sunday to provide support to those receiving treatment for breast cancer.

Close to 50 people took to the town's walking tracks around Gunbower Creek as part of the annual Mother's Day Classic event.

One of more than 30 sites to host a Mother's Day Classic event throughout Victoria, Cohuna Secondary College's Student Leadership Council helped organise the fundraiser, which will aim to help contribute $4 million through similar festivities held nationally on Sunday.

"It is a big deal for the school to take on the task of running the event as it is an amazing cause to support," college captain, Patrick Baxter said.

Participants observed a minute's silence to remember the lives of those who have been affected by breast cancer before completing the six-kilometre course.

Organisers also benefited from sunny and mild conditions – a first since the secondary college students and a support group consisting of college staff and Lions Club of Cohuna members began hosting the classic in 2015.

"To have poor weather for the first three years of the event, to have the weather we had on Sunday was bliss," college principal, Fiona Miller said.

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