Get involved! Join local dad to help find a cure for blood cancer
Mark your calendars and save Sunday, 27 September, to join local dad, Geoff Nyssen, for the annual MY Mount Eliza Run & Fun Festival and help raise funds to find a cure for the terminal blood cancer multiple myeloma. Get your friends, family or pet and join Geoff on the day from anywhere, any time between 8am and 12noon for a jam-packed virtual event hosted live on Facebook.
Sadly, every 36 minutes, someone in Australia is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Geoff himself was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2014, so he is determined to go ahead with the Festival this year, even if it means having to go ‘virtual’ due to COVID-19.
“We plan to ‘virtually’ engage and connect our community around core values of empowerment, wellness and community,” Geoff said. “For the event, we will ask our participants to don their MY Mount Eliza T-shirt, and get active in the name for a good cause. Participants can walk, run, jump, cycle, but the main aim is to have fun.”
The great thing about this event is that everyone can participate, all whilst complying with the applicable COVID-19 restrictions. The MY Mount Eliza Virtual Run & Fun Festival will be hosted on its Facebook page @MyMountEliza and will include:
- Our participating community cycling, walking, running, with a pet and having fun
- Live Entertainment through Facebook
- Fun challenges
- Promotions with great prize giveaways
- Silent auction
To find out more about Geoff’s personal story and to register for this inspiring, community event where wellness and empowerment are celebrated visit www.mymounteliza.org.au. Use #HelpGeoffTo80 to participate on the day or to support Geoff and the Festival on social media.