Avon Valley Gazette - - CITY BEACH -

LOS­ING a baby from Sud­den In­fant Death Syn­drome or go­ing through the trauma of a still­birth is some­thing no fam­ily should ever ex­pe­ri­ence.

But for those who do, the sup­port they can find at SIDS and Kids WA is priceless.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Gerry Walsh said the money raised from this year's Sun­shine Beach Run would go di­rectly to­wards boost­ing the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s coun­selling ser­vice, di­rectly help­ing those fam­i­lies most in need.

“We re­ally just need some more peo­ple so that we can pro­vide that sup­port,” he said.

Mr Walsh said the more peo­ple who got on board with the run the bet­ter a ser­vice


Sids and Kids WA Sun­shine Beach Run

City Beach Sun­day, March 22 from 8am

To reg­is­ter for the 5km run or walk, 3km walk or 1km walk, visit www.sun­shinebeachrun. the or­gan­i­sa­tion could pro­vide – a ser­vice most peo­ple do not know ex­ists un­til they need it.

For Subiaco per­sonal trainer Matt Fuller, be­ing blessed with two healthy chil­dren is enough rea­son to battle through knee sore­ness to take part in the run.

“I can't imag­ine as a par­ent what it would be like to lose a child,” Mr Fuller said.

“Hav­ing healthy beau­ti­ful chil­dren is a bless­ing and it's great to bring aware­ness to this cause.”

The for­mer rugby league player will walk the 5km Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group­spon­sored event af­ter train­ing about 10 HIF staff mem­bers for the 5km run.

West Coast Ea­gles phys­io­ther­a­pist Chris Perkin founded the event in 2012 af­ter he lost both his un­born son Jake, whose heart stopped while he was still in the womb, and his wife Cindy in 2009.

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