THE CAUSE

Run 4 Geelong – A Race 4 Better Health – is proudly raising funds for the Barwon Health Foundation, with 100% of your registration fee supporting your local health service, Barwon Health.

Many people living in our region have attended Barwon Health for urgent, lifesaving care and, for those who haven’t, we hope you find comfort in knowing that they are there for you – every minute of every day.

Each year, Barwon Health provides care to over 500,000 people, across 22 sites spanning from Little River right across to the South Australian border.

Last year alone more than 21,000 operations were completed, close to 70,000 people attended the Emergency Department, 140,179 people attended an outpatient appointment and more than 2,400 babies were born.

Our hospital and health service holds a special place in the hearts of the people of Geelong.

The Barwon Health Foundation is hosting the 2019 Run 4 Geelong – A Race 4 Better Health – to support the vital work of Barwon Health, with 100% of your registration going to the cause.

As part of your registration you get to say where you would like your registration to support at Barwon Health:

  • Our Hospital
  • Mental Health
  • Andrew Love Cancer Centre
  • Women’s and Children’s Health
  • Care in the Community

Sign up now to show that you care about the health of Geelong and join us at Run 4 Geelong – A Race 4 Better Health.

The Barwon Health Foundation

Together with our community the Barwon Health Foundation invests in excellence in medical services, facilities, education and research to advance health and wellbeing for all.

The Barwon Health Foundation was established in 2002 to assist Barwon Health in achieving world class health standards through fundraising and philanthropy.

The Foundation exists to create and nurture philanthropic partnerships between the community and Barwon Health. It is the vehicle through which individuals, community groups and organisations can contribute to Barwon Health’s further development as a specialist provider of acute, rehabilitation, aged and community health care, providing the community with access to a comprehensive range of health care services. It is also a vehicle for providing a source of funds to advance the development of clinical research conducted by staff employed by Barwon Health.

The Foundation works to develop a donor base and to explore and implement contemporary concepts of fundraising. The Foundation’s role in facilitating fundraising, will contribute to the provision of excellence in health care for the population in the Barwon and South-West regions of the state.

The activities of the Barwon Health Foundation are directed towards the following objectives:

  • To raise funds for the purchase of equipment and medical facilities
  • To help increase patient comfort and care
  • To fund medical research and scholarships undertaken by Barwon Health
  • To raise funds for vital capital campaigns

The Barwon Health Foundation solely supports the work of Barwon Health.

 

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