Hundreds in Mother’s Day Classic

Local women Michelle Wake, Cathie Wake, Jenny Luke, Leonie Orgill and Bronwyn Warner cross the finish line at Sale’s Mother’s Day Classic.

Local women Michelle Wake, Cathie Wake, Jenny Luke, Leonie Orgill and Bronwyn Warner cross the finish line at Sale’s Mother’s Day Classic.

A SEA of pink tutus, wigs and wings descended on Lake Guthridge on Sunday morning, as more than 400 people pounded the pavement for breast cancer awareness at Sale's Mother's Day Classic.

Many walked or ran to pay tribute to their mothers, sisters, friends or colleagues, and survivors walked to celebrate life, raising about $9000 for breast cancer research.

An address and a minute's silence for those who have died from breast cancer was held by McGrath breast cancer nurse Marg Centra before the walk.

Facilitated by Footprints Foundation, Sale, event organiser Bernadette Dillon said 200 participants pre-registered online, and 220 registered on the day, comfortably topping last year's 300 participants.

This overwhelming response meant some participants went home without medals which marked the event, but Ms Dillon said those who missed out on the day should keep an eye on the Footprints Foundation Sale Facebook page as more have been ordered.

The 400 Sale participants were some of 100,000 people at 92 locations across Australia who gathered to walk, run, and raise awareness and money for breast cancer research. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event.

More photos in Friday's Gippsland Times.

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