RFPB Team Wagga Wagga
You don’t have to be in Sydney to run the SMH Half Marathon in May to raise funds for life saving research into premature babies.
After all, we’ve had runners as far away as China run the distance on the same day. And, for the second year in a row, our dedicated team, much closer by in Wagga Wagga, will fly the purple flag and run the distance to help us reach our goal.
If this rings bells, it should. The inaugural run for RFPB Team Wagga in 2013 (pictured above) was an extraordinary success:
In 2013, 92 runners completed the RFPB Wagga Half Marathon and raised $17,000.
That was incredible achievement. Henry, Jasper and Evan would have been so proud.
Did you know that premature babies born before 32 weeks in Wagga Wagga are flown to either Canberra, Newcastle or Sydney for care? Many spend their first weeks and sometimes months at The Royal's Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Sydney. Well, every cent RFPB Team Wagga raised helped to buy life-saving equipment to support those tiny babies in the NICU.
In 2014, Running for Premature Babies is aiming to raise $200,000 to fund a Neonatal Research Fellow (aka Senior Research Doctor) at The Royal who will undertake life saving research on premature babies and the challenges they face.
RFPB Team Wagga's goal is to raise $20,000 towards this total.
So if you live in or nearby Wagga Wagga, grab a friend, colleague or family member and join us for this very special event. By joining, you can help us fund the work of a doctor who could solve some of the incredible mysteries surrounding premature birth and the insurmountable challenges these tiny babies face.
For every person who joins RFPB Team Wagga, we’re one step closer to reaching our goal. So, what are you waiting for?
To join, simply sign up by clicking the button below and filling in the form, and deposit your $15 registration fee ready into the Running for Premature Babies bank account (Running for Premature Babies, ACCOUNT NUMBER: 749460 BSB: 732056). Don't forget to include your name as a reference.
Remember, our donations, which are tax deductible, are collected via Everyday Hero. So, once you register, all you have to do is set up a fundraising page, choose your own fundraising goal of at least $100, and off you go.