They’ve shaved their heads, they’ve cycled 200km and they have run half and full marathons, all the while still working their “day” job at Lifehouse. Community fundraising is just that – funds raised from generous people in our community – but at Lifehouse that community starts at home, or more specifically at our ‘house’. Some honourable mentions of staff members who have gone above and beyond from over the years include:
• In 2016 our theatre nurses teamed up to be Be Brave and Shave by shaving and colouring their hair. The team led by NUM Bec Lever raised over $17,000 and in that same year Bec also ran City2Surf raising over $2,000 alone.
• A regular on the Sun-Herald City2Surf circuit is director of physics, Robin Hill who has just signed up again for this his third year of support.
• Tackling a daunting 21km, Prof Peter Grimison completed back-to-back half marathons in 2016 and 2017 and is about to kick off his third next month.
• The trophy for most staff support must go however to our director of radiation oncology A/Prof Chris Milross. Chris has cycled in the Ride To Conquer Cancer (200ks over two days) four times, run the Sun-Herald City2Surf, completed 31 alcohol-free days with Dry July and walked 28km in our inaugural Coast Trek Walk With Lifehouse. And in case that wasn’t enough, next month Chris takes on the Larapinta trail with his wife Jane in our first Outback Trek which takes place over five days.
And these are only a few of the many members of the Lifehouse family who show their support, so thank you to you all. It makes a big difference. If you’d like to find out more about community fundraising events, email Sara.Walker@lh.org.au.