Queenslanders were encouraged to run for eye health during September in a new Brisbane fun run organised by the Queensland Chinese United Council. The 6km run saw more than 300 people step it out across Brisbane in support of eye health raising both funds and awareness of eye disease. A family fun market day was also held in Browns Plains in October to encourage the community to “Save Your Sight with Sunnies”. It was organised in support of a close friend who has received treatment for eye cancer.
Professor Mark Radford, CEO of the Queensland Eye Institute Foundation, said we are very grateful for both charity fundraising events and hope to see these and more continue.
“Looking after your eyes health by wearing a hat and sunglasses when outside, maintaining a healthy diet and exercise and getting regular eye tests are all great ways to ensure your vision is healthy and stays healthy,” Professor Radford said.
It has been encouraging to see the amount of support and the vital health messages be brought to the attention of the community through these fundraising events.
Congratulations and thank you to all involved and especially the volunteers who give their time to ensure they are a success.
From cake stalls to fun runs – the charity fundraising options are endless! So round up your family, friends, colleagues or community and get involved in raising much needed funds for our medical research.
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