Help us give premature babies a better chance of survivalI've created this page because I want to make a difference. I'm inspired by the work of Running for Premature Babies Foundation and want to support them by raising money as part of my participation in our virtual Half Marathon in 2020. My son was born 12 weeks premature and spent 3 months in intensive care. In 2020, 17 years later, he will be running alongside (or more likely well in front) of me in the half marathon! I know how lucky I am and want to ensure others can be as fortunate also. Please help me help premature babies have a better chance of life by giving whatever you can using the 'Donate' button. The more people that know about Running for Premature Babies Foundation , the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot! Cheers, Dan
Why we run...
Now more than ever our very smallest need our support.
I never thought that I would be running half marathons. But I certainly would have struggled to believe that my son would when he was first born 12 weeks premature and weighing just over 1kg. But thanks to the unbelievable skill and dedication of the medical staff at Westmead Hospital and the life-saving equipment that they were able to access, my son is now a strapping 17 year old who runs 21.1km as if it were a stroll around the block.
I know how incredibly fortunate I am. I want others to be every bit as fortunate, but this requires funding for equipment and research to help the legends who look after our very smallest continue to give every premature baby the best chance of survival.
That's why we run.
2020 has been a bloody tough year, but if you can make any contribution it would mean a great deal, and will go to the worthiest cause I know. And please spread the word. It really does all make a difference.