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Family Fun Run - Transplant Australia

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Celebrate the ultimate gift ~ the gift of LIFE
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This family fun run on Sunday 28 September 2014 has a very serious message behind it. It's an issue a lot of us grapple with as individuals. In a perfect world, if everyone ticked the section about organ donation on their driver's license, there'd be more organs available and even more lives saved. This fun run not only celebrates the progress made over the last 40 years in transplantation, but it's a way for the community to get together to show support and appreciation by getting involved.

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Image courtesy Transplant Australia FB page

Not just individuals, but the whole of health care, teams from every transplant hospital and everyone within the DonateLife network is encouraged to celebrate the advances made in transplantation over the past 40 years by being involved. Enter a corporate team, a social team, a charity team, enter with a group of friends or simply enter as a family. Getting involved is whats important.

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Image courtesy Transplant Australia FB page

Registration for this fun run is open at 7.30 am at Palms Lawn for a 9am race start on the day i.e. Sunday 28 September 2014. Whether you individually want to walk, run, jog or stroll, everyone is welcome! Held around Albert Lake in Albert Park, it marks the opening celebration of The Australian Transplant Games. Held every two years, 'The Games' are living proof of the success of transplantation and encourages all Australians to discuss organ and tissue donation with their families.

However, the Fun run is not just for those involved in the Games, it's for everyone! There will be stalls, face painting for the kids and entertainment! There will be a presentation to the winners (for the serious at heart) from each category and the Opening Ceremony of the Australian Transplant Games will take place in the Lakeside Stadium at Albert Park.

Cost:$15 Juniors ~ $35 Adults (inc GST)

For the serious at heart, you can enter in the following categories :
Individual 5km Run
Team 5km Run
Juniors (under 17) can enter the 3km Dash
Juniors can enter the team 5km Run

Team categories are available as ~ Hospital; Corporate; Sporting Group; Charity Group; Social Group; Family.

REGISTER FOR THE 'FUN RUN' HERE.

REGISTER FOR THE '2014 TRANSPLANT GAMES' HERE
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Why? In support and appreciation of Transplantation
When: Sunday 28 September 2014
Phone: 1800 827 757
Where: Albert Park Lake, Aughtie Drive, Albert Park, VIC
Cost: $15 Juniors ~ $35 Adults (inc GST)
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