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Get fit and raise money for lifesaving medical research

The SAHMRI BRIGHT walk challenge is helping raise funds for lifesaving medical research.

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BRIGHT is SAHMRI’s brand new virtual event, raising funds for urgent medical research.

Taking place for 10 days, from 19 – 28 November 2020, the fundraising event is a walking challenge to help create a brighter, healthier future for Australians.

You can choose to walk either 50km or 75km over the 10 days.

You can complete your walking distance however you choose.

Spread it out evenly over the 10 days or go on a long trek, it’s up to you.

Registration is free and you can join on your own, or team up with a group of friends, colleagues or family.

You can personalise your fundraising page and connect your Strava to track your distance — this is also where people will be able to sponsor you.

The money raised through the BRIGHT fundraiser will help SAHMRI fund lifesaving medical research.

“SAHMRI exists to create a brighter future by finding solutions to some of the biggest health challenges of our time,” says SAHMRI Deputy Director Professor Maria Makrides.

SAHMRI is South Australia’s only independent health and medical research institute.

The money will fund the research of cancer, strokes, COVID-19, Indigenous Australian health, diabetes, heart disease, mental health, premature birth, dementia and more.

“The money we raise through BRIGHT will support SAHMRI’s research across a number of areas including the purchasing of equipment and funding community-based health programs.

“We’re especially committed to seeing these funds spark and sustain innovative projects that are extremely difficult to fund through traditional grant streams.

“Some of the greatest leaps forward in health and medicine come from these intuitive projects that challenge conservative thinking,” says Professor Maria Makrides.

“We are so excited to have launched BRIGHT. SAHMRI has never held a major fundraising event like this and while the money raised is vital to support the research we do, what is arguably even more important is the awareness we raise.

“SAHMRI is proudly South Australian and we want our community to be our allies and our advocates, championing the work we do to create a BR/GHTer future,” she continues.

Registration is open now. Follow the link to get involved: www.sahmribright.org.au

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