The Juice Plus+ Ultra Spirit fun run was held last Saturday and two of our team traveled down to Melbourne to participate. A big congrats to Louise Ormerod and Celine Egan finishing in 1 hour and 12 minutes!!! A great effort girls and we’re very proud of you.
For those of you not familiar with the reason for this event: last year the Kimberley Ultra-Marathon – a grueling 100km event run through the Kimberley region – was cut short by a major bushfire. Our President Louise Ormerod and three of our wonderful Juice Plus+ franchisees Kaye Burton, Karen Boxsell and Sam Gash participated in this event but fortunately escaped the bushfire unharmed, which sadly wasn’t the case for two of the competitors Turia Pitt and Kate Sanderson who sustained severe burns, in Turia’s case to over 64% of her body.
The Ultra Spirit fun run was created to help raise funds to support them and the cost of their ongoing medical care and successfully raised over $35,000 with help from 300 participants, many more donors and volunteers including our key supporter Juice Plus+ who sponsored the event. A fantastic effort and funds much needed to help the girls through their ongoing recovery. If you’d like to add your support to this cause donations are still being accepted online through the following link: http://makingadifference.gofundraise.com.au/page/ultraspirit