Scope 46 - Run be-cause

25 October 2011, Run for Research, Supporting the Malaghan Institute

We had a taste of it last year and are thrilled to make it official for the next two years. With the support of AMI Insurance and Sport Wellington, the Malaghan Institute would like to announce that we’ve been chosen as the official charity for the AMI Round the Bays 7km run/walk. This is such exciting news.

The AMI Round the Bays attracts over 10,000 participants from the greater Wellington area and offers an event for any level of fitness. If you’re super keen then the half marathon might be for you, or still keen but maybe your legs aren’t, then there’s a 7km walk/run event. The 2012 event is Sunday 26 February so put it in your diary, as we want to have our Malaghan supporters out in force.

How can you help? We’d love to have as many people fundraising for Malaghan and standing on the start line. You could participate with your family, your work mates or even your book club. We’re giving you enough time to gather your loved ones together to train and plan, and raise donations from all the people you know. If you don’t want to participate but you do want to support Malaghan, we can put you in touch with a Malaghan runner/fundraiser and you can donate towards their efforts.

Why is it important to us? We love Wellington and this is a great way to support our local community. It’s also an active way to raise awareness of the Malaghan Institute, the important research we do and the great partnership with AMI Insurance.

We’ll keep you posted over the coming months, but if you’d like to find out more about how you can help, then please contact Victoria Hale, on 04 499 6914 ext 821, or email vhale@malaghan.org.nz.