Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017
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I'm challenging myself to run a marathon on Sunday 17th Sept in honour of the challenges faced by the sick kids and their families at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney. I am kindly asking for your sponsorship to show your support. As most of you know I'm inspired by the work of The Children's Hospital having experienced it first hand when my daughter had half of her right lung removed via keyhole surgery a number of years ago. It is through private donations from people such as yourself that enable them to invest in specialist medical equipment, care centres and technology to improve their quality of care for their in and out-patients. Kids don't deserve to get sick or hurt, but unfortunately it happens often through no fault of their own. I want to help get our kids the best treatment available and back home to their families as soon as possible and would ask for your support in achieving it. The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is the largest paediatric centre in NSW, providing the most advanced care and treatment options for children from NSW, Australia and across the Pacific Rim. Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. Thank you in advance for your generosity - it means a lot to me. Together we can help The Children’s Hospital at Westmead create the world we want to see.

About my cause: The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is the largest paediatric centre in NSW specialising in treating seriously ill children.
 
As part of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, the hospital provides specialist care for children from around Australia and across the Pacific Rim as well as community education, advocacy for improved child health and ground-breaking research into childhood illnesses, all in a positive, caring and healing environment.

Founded in 1880, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is a public hospital, with 4,467 staff across 150 departments looking after more than 80,000 sick children and their families each year. This includes around 32,000 inpatient admissions, 57,000 emergency department presentations and more than 886,000 outpatient visits.

The hospital is home to the NSW Paediatric Burns Unit, the Paediatric Liver Transplant Unit, the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, the NSW Newborn Screening Service and National Poisons Information Centre, as well as the first Paediatric Tumour Bank in the southern hemisphere.

Research is one of the key ways in which the hospital provides the highest standard of care to sick children and their families. The Kids Research Institute leads research into childhood diseases, resulting in significant advances in the treatment of cancer, obesity, kidney, heart and respiratory illnesses, diabetes and muscular dystrophy.

Funded by the NSW Government, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead provides significant extra services thanks to the generosity of individual and corporate donors.

About Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2017

The 2017 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is an iconic event with a spectacular course that includes a run over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and a finish at the Opera House. The festival will be held on September 17, 2017 and features a marathon, half marathon, bridge run and a family fun run - so there is something for everyone. 35,000 runners are expected to participate in 2017.

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