Run 2 Cure Neuroblastoma
Sunday 22nd June 2014
The Domain and Botanical Gardens
10k 7.30 am. 5k 9.00 am. 1k 10.30 am.
Help us beat the leading cause of deaths in children under the age of 5 from cancer and take part in the Neuroblastoma Run 2 Cure fun runs. Currently neuroblastoma survival rates are only 50% and this is your opportunity to help us change them through helping us raise funds for research.
The Neuroblastoma Run 2 Cure comprises of 2 fun runs – a 10k and a 5k as well as a 1km fun walk which is for children five and under with family.
The 5k and 10k fun runs start in the Domain and go around Mrs.Macquarie’s Chair providing some stunning views of Sydney Harbour. These runs really have to be among the most scenic runs in Australia and are timed.
The 1k walk is within the Domain and is a walk for children 5 and under with parents and siblings as neuroblastoma is a cancer affecting young children.The 1k walk this year is called The Little Heroes 1k as children are encouraged to dress up as superheroes! This is a walk for children by children.
Neuroblastoma Run 2 Cure is organised by the volunteer charity Neuroblastoma Australia to raise much needed funds for Children's Cancer Institute and Cancer Council NSW for research into neuroblastoma.
Dr Eddy Pasquier is a Senior Research Scientist currently at Children's Cancer Institute Australia and is also a fitness fanatic.
Dr Pasquier's research focuses on increasing the effectiveness of chemotherapy for childhood cancers such as neuroblastoma. He will be leading a dedicated team of Children's Cancer Institute researchers known as the IronNERDS in the Neuroblastoma Run 2 Cure.
"I really believe in the Institute and its vision to cure childhood cancer - and events like this help us get one step closer to that goal."
Click here to support Eddy in the Neuroblastoma Run 2 Cure.
Head of Children's Cancer Institute's Molecular Carcinogenesis Program, Professor Glenn Marshall, is an avid participant in the Neuroblastoma Run 2 Cure. He is also the Director of the Kids' Cancer Centre at Sydney Children's Hospital.
Glenn and his team have been working tirelessly for close to 10 years to better understand what causes neuroblastoma to develop preventative strategies and limit the side effects of chemotherapy in children.
You can read more about his promising research here
Lulu was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at just 8 months old and has spent the majority of her short life in hospital.
Now four years old, she is continuing to fight her battle with amazing bravery, determination and resilience.
You can read her story here