Over this past Friday and Saturday, staff from Airmaster, Daikin and Schneider Electric put on their running shoes to help raise funds for the Children’s Starlight Foundation and EB Research Foundation. Joining more than 300 other participants, the team kept a number of treadmills running for 24 consecutive hours.
Held at Westfield Doncaster in Melbourne, the event raised more than $75,000 for seriously ill children. Funds raised will go towards further research in unlocking a cure for children born with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a debilitating skin disorder. Funds will also go towards Starlight programs that help provide positive distraction to seriously ill hospitalised children from the pain and stress of treatment.
Whilst some participants may have woken up slightly sore afterwards, the effort and endurance of those who took part was clearly visible. Team Captain, Shelly Streit was overwhelmed by staff that offered to participate, “I was really proud of our staff who stepped up to the challenge, it was fantastic to see so many willing participants,”
“I can’t thank those who participated enough, thank you for joining in, we couldn’t have done this without you,” she said
Involvement in the challenge was initially conceived by long-time Starlight supporter and Airmaster National Projects Director, Neil Dickson. “I’m incredibly proud of those at Airmaster who signed up for the challenge,”.
“It was great event and I’m glad we took part to help support for two very worthy charities,” he said.