Motocross riders to go pink to support women affected by cancer this Mother’s Day

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Ballarat Rovers Motorcycle Club member Jessica Robertson (right) and her Mum, Melanie (Image Credit Supplied).

MOTOCROSS riders from all over Western Victoria will rev their engines for an extremely worthwhile cause this Mother’s Day at Ballarat’s Monza Park.

Riders will also don pink for the third round – dubbed the ‘Go Pink Ribbon Round’ – of the Barry Francis Western Region Motocross Series on Sunday.

Western Regions Motocross President Kenny Watts said it was an emotional round for him after his mother passed away from cancer four years ago on his 50th birthday.

“She passed away right before the Ballarat round of the Western Regions four years ago so I’d thought it would be a good idea to do something special for all women affected by cancer this Mother’s Day,” Kenny said.

“We will be asking our riders and their families for donations for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Unfortunately, a high number of mothers and daughters are affected by breast cancer,” Kenny added.

“Cancer has affected a lot of people in this sport and mothers are a big part of our sport too,” Kenny continued.

“Any mother racing on Sunday will automatically go into a draw for their entry to be fully refunded, and any mother who is at the race and signs-in their child will also go into a draw for an awesome Mother’s Day hamper,” Kenny added. Both prizes will be drawn in the morning at Riders’ Briefing.

“We’re hoping to have a bit of fun on Mother’s Day too, as well as raise awareness of cancer and raise as much funds as possible for the National Breast Cancer Foundation,” Kenny said.

“We’ve got mothers who are Race Secretaries for the region, officials, lap scorers, and canteen helpers. The sport is surrounded by amazing women,” Kenny added.

You can donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation by visiting: https://nbcf.org.au/donate/

Round 3 of the 2019 Barry Frances Western Region Motocross Series will be hosted by the Ballarat Rovers Motorcycle Club and will take place at Bergs Lane, Mt Helen from 9am on Sunday.