Run to fight a rare disease
Have you heard of neuroblastoma? Many of us haven’t. Neuroblastoma is the most common solid tumour of childhood arising from nerve cells which run in a chain-like fashion up the child’s abdomen and chest and into the skull, following the line of the spinal cord. Around 40 children are diagnosed with the disease annually Australia, with the average age of diagnosed patents being just two years. Kids with the most aggressive form of neuroblastoma have a 50 per cent chance of beating the disease.
So what can be done? Formed in 2010, Neuroblastoma Australia raises awareness and funds for research into the disease. The Run2Cure is one of its main events, and it’s coming to Sydney’s Domain on Sunday 4 June.
The event has options for all ages and abilities, including a 1km Little Heroes walk for children aged 5 and under, a timed 3km, a timed 5km and a timed 10km run.
Neuroblastoma Australia is aiming to raise over $150,000 for research at Run2Cure in 2017, so why not get a team of clients and colleagues together and set yourself the training goal of running the Run2Cure this June? Registrations are now open at Run2Cure.org.au
Source: Neuroblastoma Australia