Roll out of bed and join us in your PJs

by STV Foundation 08 Feb 2018

Step up to the challenge and register for St Vincent's Hospital Fun Run and make a difference to the 57,000 patients treated every year at St Vincent’s Hospital.

This year St Vincent’s Hospital turns 125 and to celebrate we’re calling on the community to help raise funds to support the vital work of the hospital by participating in a 3km, 6km or 10km run or walk on Sunday 15 April at Princes Park, Carlton North.

Participants are encouraged to wear their pyjamas in support of the hospital’s patients. You may remember Travis’s story…

A few days after his wedding day to Ellie, Travis fell severely ill. What should have been a whirlwind of excitement and happiness became a whirlwind of tests, medications and treatments.

Travis was admitted to St Vincent’s Hospital and was diagnosed with Leukaemia. On top of that, the severe symptoms of the blood cancer had also led to a stroke.

Unable to speak, paralysed on the right side and battling cancer, Travis survived months of treatment at St Vincent’s Hospital - in the ICU, in the Cancer Centre and in the Rehabilitation Centre.

Travis had to learn how to walk and talk, and even how to eat again. After more than two years of treatment, Travis was discharged.

Travis now intends on hitting the running track at the St Vincent’s Hospital Fun Run with his family and friends by his side.

Funds raised will go towards supporting the future of the hospital and patient’s like Travis. They will also be distributed across medical research, equipment, training and education programs.

A variety of free entertainment including face-painting, food trucks, a jumping castle and a petting zoo will be available for participants and their supporters to enjoy. Participants will also receive a free running t-shirt and goodie bag on the day.

To find out more about the event or to register as an individual or part of a team visit:  

Date: Sunday 15 April 2018
Time: 9:30amLocation: Princes Park, Carlton North