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Team Rotary - MS Melbourne Cycle, Run, Walk!

Posted by Jasmin Dhillön on 14 March 2019
Team Rotary - MS Melbourne Cycle, Run, Walk!

Just a friendly hello and updates! Hope your training is going well.

We have raised $1910 which is really great as we had set our fund raising goal at $1000 but let's see if we can triple it and get to $3000 (that's $1090 to go - if you get corporate donations who do matching donations that would help a lot as the fundraiser is matching eligible).

Big shout out to Dion who has received 33 donations (maybe a future Rotarian!)

Team
We have 4 team members currently Dion, Liam, Amber (replaced Katie) and myself (Jasmin), and a fifth or sixth (Jacqui & Phillip) might be joining us! We have team members doing the 5km & 10km.

Fund raising Effort
It's not too late to raise more funds with 17 days to go! The event has only raised  $112,493 so far (which will no doubt help many people), so our contribution as it stands is pretty significant just under 2%. From experience and knowledge sharing, Dion has advised that email appears to be most effective way to fund raise (more so than social media and other promotions).

Group pic
On the day, Rotarian Action Group of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness (RAGMSA) are holding a BBQ to fund raise and Martin & Diana will be there. Both of them lost Jacob mid last year (2018) and they work tirelessly to raise awareness of MS plus fund raising for continuous research/treatment. We will meet him after the run to get a group picture and maybe to compensate our energy expenditure with some protein and carbs :)  Martin & Diana is still looking for a few more volunteers so if you know anyone who can help, please let Martin know at taurins3@vegas.com.au.

Start Times
The 5km starts at 8:30am and the 10km starts at 9:30am, both are taking place at Flemington Racecourse.

Map
Here is a map of the course: https://assets.donordrive.com/msmelbournecycle/files/$cms$/100/3561.pdf

Training
I have not organised any team training days as everyone lives in different directions, but if anyone wants to get together after work or on the weekend to run the Tan or Albert Park Lake, just let me know and I will organise (or respond to this group email to coordinate).

DONATIONS OF ALL AMOUNTS COUNT but just to put it in perspective here is the social impact our contribution will make (all tax deductible).

  • $50 could help pay for a person living with multiple sclerosis to attend a wellness workshop and learn how to live well with the disease.
  • $75 could pay to educate a health professional about multiple sclerosis to enhance the quality of care and outcomes for people with MS.
  • $150 could contribute to the cost of training an MS Peer Support volunteer to provide countless hours of support to many people living with MS.

Any other questions, please sing out.

Keep up the great work everyone and see you soon!

Author: Jasmin Dhillön
Tags: Rotary Public Image News Club Events District 9800, Zone 8 and Rotary International Events Rotaract Supporting Causes that matter to you President's Weekly News

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