Attention Ladies and Gents
On Sunday March 29th this year is the Royal Children's Hospital, Run 4 The Kids event in the city. This event is something very special to my family. In 2015 my wife and I lost our first child, Hamish (pictured below), at the precious age of 6 weeks. I'm sure you can imagine the tough time we went, and to be honest at times still continue to go through.
Since that first year we decided to raise as much funds for RCH as we possibly could due to the level of care Hamish received, and we did as a family. Run 4 the Kids is the event we do every year in memory of Hamish and really as a celebration of his life and everything he continues to teach us.
Our team is usually the biggest of the event every year with 75+ participants. I think we had 92 in 2018. Since 2015 we've raised somewhere around $40,000 which has contributed to this piece of manometry equipment pictured below with Hamish's surgeon, as we have the aim to prevent families from enduring what we did. This equipment really helps that.
The figure this far is something we are proud of but we have aims of a lot more for the rest of our lives. Now the day before we have some practice matches but, putting my high performance hat on, a recovery jog or walk is always encouraged the following day so why not do the 5km as a walk or jog? If you would like to join our team we would love to have you but there is absolutely no pressure. And I mean that.
You can join here: https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/GroupSearch.aspx and search for the team HammerTime
Password to join is: Hamish0402
I can also organise a singlet which you'll see also pictured below. I can let anyone know costs of this but is usually about $30 by memory. If you are unable to participate but would like to donate which goes directly to research for kids with gut problems, we just re-launched this years fundraiser page, using the same as last year with an increased target. The page is located here https://hammertime.everydayhero.com/au/hammer-time and you can always copy, paste and share that link.
Brad Jenkinson OSFC High Performance Manager