The event took place at the Gipps Road Sporting Complex, Greystanes and despite the temperature on the day reaching over 35 degrees, it was a fun event with plenty of participants wearing green as the event coincided with St Patrick’s day.
Steve Clark, who has been a supporter of Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF) since 2013 after his wife Jess passed away, was pleased to see family, friends and other participants supporting a great cause.
“Not all of us have the skills, bravery and tenacity required to be doctors, nurses and scientists. Fundraising gives us all a chance to support these valuable members of our community by giving them the resources they need to better help others,” Steve said.
Steve’s mum Lynette, has played a crucial role helping with the planning of the ongoing event and this year she made two ‘in kind’ gifts for Westmead Hospital. Lynette crocheted 11 hats for the premature babies taken care of at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Westmead and she handed them to NICU’s nurse unit manager John Whittaker at the recent event. She also donated a handmade quilt to The Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre.
Among the participants this year, there was a group of pram pushers running and a young lady who walked the 2km on crutches – a real effort.
If you would like to donate towards C5c Oncology ward at Westmead, please visit Run4Jess fundraising page or call us on our toll free number 1800 639 037.
For more information about supporting Westmead Medical Research Foundation via hosting a fundraising event, please contact Marlene Nasr, Community Relations & Events Manager on 1800 639 037 or email us.