Media Release – Border to unite for major mental health fundraiser
The countdown is well underway for the Border’s annual RunWalk fundraiser for Albury Wodonga Health.
Thousands of people have already registered for the 2016 Hume Bank City2City with proceeds going to the North East Border Mental Health Service.
Albury and Wodonga Mayors, Henk van de Ven and Anna Speedie, will both have the honour of firing the starting guns on Sunday 21 February.
Cr van de Ven said, “It’s great to see that both sides of the Border have really embraced the event for a second year.”
“It’s not just two cities that unite for their local health service, it’s people from right across the region.”
Cr Speedie added, “This is a really fantastic way to raise awareness of the great work being done by the dedicated staff at Albury Wodonga Health.”
“This year’s beneficiary is a great choice as mental health is such an important issue in our communities.
“It’s a wonderful event that brings the community together for a purpose and I hope as many people as possible slip on their joggers and make their way across the Causeway next Sunday.”
Runners and pedestrians will travel from Albury CBD to Wodonga CBD with traffic restrictions along Dean Street, The Lincoln Causeway and High Street.
Registrations can be made at www.city2city.org.au and will close at 5pm on Saturday 20 February.