• 1 August 2020, 8:00am to 31 August 2020, 10:00pm
Walk or run in your neighbourhood

Victoria University is taking on Fred's Big Run – a challenge that is perfect for all fitness levels – and we want you to join the virtual team.

Run or walk solo, invite your friends and family, or take part with a team from work (from a distance!), by joining a team online.

Every dollar you raise during your challenge will bring you closer to another Fred Level and help you unlock more rewards. Every time you step up, you’ll be continuing Fred’s Legacy and helping to bring an end to avoidable blindness.

Help prevent blindness 

Did you know that as little as $25 can prevent someone from going blind?

The World Health Organization estimates that at least 1 billion people worldwide have a visual impairment that could have been prevented with earlier treatment or is yet to be addressed.

The Fred Hollows Foundation has been working against this statistic for decades, following in the footsteps of its patron who dedicated his life to preventing blindness particularly in Third World countries and rural Australia.

Victoria University has been presented with a chance to support this effort through Fred's Big Run. Over the month of August, individuals on Team VU will walk or run either 25kms, 50kms or 100kms in order to raise funds for the Foundation. Ultimately, we are stepping up and collectively aiming to restore the sight of at least 20 people!

We would love to have students, staff and members of our community join us in our endeavour to carry on the prestigious legacy of Fred Hollows.

How to register

If you're keen to get active and change the world with us, you can become part of Team VU.

Also, get in early to have the chance of winning a free Thrive t-shirt!

Alternatively, if you want to support our cause with a kind donation, please visit Team VU.


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