Malcolm Turnbull Joins Thousands In Sydney To Walk For Breast Cancer

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has walked alongside thousands of Sydneysiders in the annual Mother's Day Classic walk for breast cancer research.

What you need to know
  • The Mother's Day Classic walk or run is an annual nationwide fundraiser for breast cancer research
  • Despite wet weather in Sydney, thousands still turned out for the morning event
  • Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy participated in Sydney's CBD

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy have joined thousands in the Mother's Day Classic walk in Sydney's CBD.

Wearing bright pink jumpers, the Turnbulls arrived at the breast cancer charity event on Sunday morning in the rain to greet cancer survivors and their family members before joining in on the walk.

Mr Turnbull took the opportunity to boost the coalition's commitment to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, saying his government was making sure "the best drugs, the best services" were available for everyone.

The prime minister congratulated all the cancer survivors taking part in the walk and said everyone was committed to "walking all over breast cancer".

"The love you're showing this morning in supporting breast cancer research is the love that pulls us through emotionally and provides resources for the research we need to walk all over breast cancer by 2030," Mr Turnbull said at the event's starting line.

Streets in Sydney's CBD were cordoned off for the event with semi-trailers blocking streets along the walk route as a safety precaution.

Established in 1998, the Mother's Day Classic raises money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and has become one of the largest community fundraising events for breast cancer research in Australia.

With AAP, Article By Dominica Sanda