Sunday morning people celebrated Mother’s Day while also fundraising for the battle against cancer.
Western Mass Mother’s Day Half Marathon was held in Whatley for the 9th year in a row. Many of the runners and walkers particpate in honor of their mothers who are battling cancer.
All of those proceeds go towards Cancer Connection which is a non-profit cancer support center. All of the programs and services are free and include support groups, a variety of different therapies, and educational workshops.
Runners raised thousands of dollars for the Half Marathon, “This year I fundraised about $875 this was actually the first year I fundraised which was very exciting it’s for a good cause it’s down in Northampton so it goes towards a lot and see to see this many people here and a bigger turnout every year it’s great,” said Dan Cleary, Whately.
Every year the race raises around $50,000.