Emer Casey Recap

Members of the Caulfield Pegasus & Phoenix Non-Residential Colleges
The Emer Casey Foundation aims to raise much needed funds for Ovarian Cancer research. In its 8th year, the Emer Casey Fun Run and its participants braved inclement weather and ran either the 5 or 10 kilometre course. In the process raising over $30,000 for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

The event was a resounding success with over 75 Monash students, alumni and staff participants joining the 400 strong group. It was great to see the university community rally around such a worthwhile cause. Monash University has a long history with the Emer Casey fun run, with 2015 marking our 7th year of involvement. Unlike previous years the run was unable to be held at the Clayton Campus due to major construction work. However it was great to see that its relocation just down the road at Wheelers Hell did not hinder its success.

Emer Casey was a young Irish woman who died of Ovarian Cancer. Her death had such an impact on her family and friends that they set up the Emer Casey Foundation, which is dedicated to raising money for research into Ovarian Cancer. Every year in Australia around 1500 women are diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer and more than 850 women will die from the disease. All funds raised are donated to the Peter Mac Centre.

Funding from the Emer Casey Fun Run has been instrumental in helping the Peter Mac Centre conduct vital pilot studies that then allow them to apply for additional funding to further their research.

TeamMONASH Director Martin Doulton leading the runners in warm up stretches
The MC for the morning was Team MONASH's own, Martin Doulton, who said of the event - "we are pleased to continue to be so heavily involved in supporting such a worthy cause. We are looking forward to 2016."

It was great to see so many Monash students, staff and alumni getting involved in such a worthwhile cause. We hope everyone had a fantastic day.

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