From Lismore to Langtang, the children will thank you!If you’ve ever sat with an ill child or parent, you know how much they need you there. That’s why this year’s 6.7 km Byron Lighthouse Run on Sunday 15 September will be donating all profits to Lismore’s Our House and Nepal’s Lantang Valley Health.
“These charities are very close to my heart,” said organiser and cancer-survivor Brigid Kramer. “This time last year I was clinging to my family at Lismore Base Hospital. I can’t imagine how awful it would be to not have them close by.”
Brigid said the aim is to donate more than $22,000 to charity this year, so that families can be together when they most need to be.
“We are calling on everyone who is fit and well to celebrate their good health and sign up for this year’s Byron Bay Lighthouse Run. We have options for either the run and for a walk. Let’s get all of our healthy families to support those not so lucky.”
Our House will use some of the funds to help accommodate people having cancer treatment who are experiencing financial hardship.
Support will also be given to Langtang Valley Health, some four days away from the closest medical care, which will use the funds to purchase essential medical equipment and supplies, and to help pay staff salaries.
“A little bit of funding goes a very long way in Nepal, and this clinic does a wonderful job for local people in this remote area,” Brigid said.
“If you are well enough to sign up, please show your support and enjoy a great day out with family and friends.”