Saturday, August 4, 2012

Run to Close the Gap


The Perth City to Surf has been a fixture for 37 years and is one of the largest community sport event in Western Australia. It has been a beacon for the community to raise awareness on the greater cause and to promote health and fitness while doing it.  The sheer adrenaline to run a marathon ranging from 42 km all the way down to walking 4km among hundreds and thousands can get anyone’s heart pumping…But why not this year, run to make a difference in Indigenous and Torres Islander Life Expectancy? Why not run to CLOSE THE GAP?  
 Rope up a team of friends, family or work colleagues to raise money by taking part in this spectacular event for Oxfam’s “CLOSE THE HEALTH GAP” campaign. Registration is free and your progress on fundraising can be easily monitored online.  A few simple steps to get you started if you are wishing to join or start a team:

1. Sign up to run for Perth City to Surf at: or pick up a registration form from any IGA Store across WA metro

2. Once you are registered to run, Go the Oxfam Everyday hero page and register yourself or your team for your very own personalized fundraising page (An Oxfam member is more than happy to help you set this page up – contacts below)

3. Train for the run and promote your page to raise money for your run!

4. On the 26th August ‐> RUN! 
 With your support Oxfam will help provide safe and culturally appropriate healing for women, girls,boys and men. Oxfam will link Aboriginal people with more health services and give indigenous people a greater voice in decision‐making when it comes to health and wellbeing. To read more about this campaign please visit our website here

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