Mark your calendars for the annual Run2Cure Neuroblastoma held on Sunday 4 June 2017 at the Domain and Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney (7am-1pm).
Set your inner superhero free for Neuroblastoma Australia’s 5th Annual Run2Cure Neuroblastoma where participants will raise funds for vital research at the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia and Cancer Council NSW for the devastating children’s cancer.
Neuroblastoma is the number one cause of cancer deaths in children under 5 years of age. Since 2012, Run2Cure has raised more than $430,000 for research – but further funding is needed to continue this research to help improve the lives of and outcomes for patients.
So, how can you help?
The Run2Cute Neuroblastoma is a unique fun run for all ages and abilities, consisting of a 1km Little Heroes Walk for children aged 5 and under (where kids, big and small are encouraged to come as their favourite superhero). There’s also a timed 3km, 5km and 10km run. By participating, you will help fundraise for the event – with 80 per cent of proceeds going to support much needed research.
Lucy Jones, Co-founder and Chief Executive of Neuroblastoma Australia, is exceptionally passionate about raising more awareness about neuroblastoma and funds to help support research into the harrowing disease that took the life of her beautiful daughter, Sienna at only two and a half years of age.
Lucy says: “We don’t need a miracle to find a cure for neuroblastoma, we just need the help of the community. Via events such as Run2Cure, we can help raise critical funds that will help us move closer to finding a cure and give children with neuroblastoma the chance to live long and healthy lives that they deserve”.
After winning Gold in the Modern Pentathlon at the Olympic Games in Rio last year, Chloe Esposito is now throwing her support behind Run2Cure Neuroblastoma to encourage others in the community to register and take part in the fun run.
“I am really inspired to support the families affected by this awful disease by helping create as much awareness and raising as much money as I possibly can for research into neuroblastoma. I hope people will join me in making this year’s Run2Cure the most successful yet,” she says.