Around 90 participate in Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk

Putting their hearts into it.

Putting their hearts into it.

Pictures by Rebecca Grunwell

Instead of a Mothers’ Day sleep-in, some mums and their families spent yesterday morning taking part in a fun run/walk for heart health.

Around 90 participants entered the Gisborne Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk along the Oneroa Walkway, Centennial Marine Drive yesterday — one of over 30 such events nationwide.

The event was in support of the New Zealand Heart Foundation for Women campaign, which aims to help prevent women dying prematurely of heart disease.

Gisborne heart health advocate Kerrin Nalder, of the Heart Foundation’s Tairawhiti branch, said it was a great event with a good turnout despite the weather.

“We were really impressed with the turnout. It was great to see mothers and their families represent those who have heart disease.

“Some have a family history and others were there just to support the cause.”

Each entrant received a souvenir T-shirt designed by Kiwi artist Dick Frizzell.

Instead of a Mothers’ Day sleep-in, some mums and their families spent yesterday morning taking part in a fun run/walk for heart health.

Around 90 participants entered the Gisborne Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk along the Oneroa Walkway, Centennial Marine Drive yesterday — one of over 30 such events nationwide.

The event was in support of the New Zealand Heart Foundation for Women campaign, which aims to help prevent women dying prematurely of heart disease.

Gisborne heart health advocate Kerrin Nalder, of the Heart Foundation’s Tairawhiti branch, said it was a great event with a good turnout despite the weather.

“We were really impressed with the turnout. It was great to see mothers and their families represent those who have heart disease.

“Some have a family history and others were there just to support the cause.”

Each entrant received a souvenir T-shirt designed by Kiwi artist Dick Frizzell.

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