Tar­tan treat

Comment News (Armadale) - - News - Jes­sica Nico

Kilt Run to ben­e­fit three char­i­ties.

COM­MU­NITY events such as the Perth Kilt Run can pro­vide hours of fun and en­ter­tain­ment for par­tic­i­pants, but also months of cer­tainty for some of the area’s char­i­ties.

For lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions the In­ten­sive Care Foun­da­tion, Ar­madale headspace and the Amanda Young Foun­da­tion, each per­son who straps on a kilt for the pop­u­lar fun run is some­one help­ing them to help oth­ers.

As char­ity ben­e­fi­cia­ries of this year’s kilt run, each of the three or­gan­i­sa­tions will re­ceive a por­tion of the pro­ceeds to help with their work.

The In­ten­sive Care Foun­da­tion, which funds re­search aim­ing to im­prove the care of crit­i­cally ill pa­tients, will use its part to help fund the an­nual Knapp Fam­ily Re­search Grant.

In­ten­sive Care Foun­da­tion WA am­bas­sador Sharon Knapp said the char­ity’s work saved every day.

“With­out clin­i­cal re­search to help im­prove sur­vival rates in in­ten­sive care units, more lives would be lost,” she said.

“We are hon­oured to be one of the char­ity re­cip­i­ents for the Ar­madale Kilt Run.

“The aware­ness this helps raise for our Foun­da­tion is won­der­ful and helps us im­mensely.

“With­out com­mu­nity fundrais­ing events for In­ten­sive Care Foun­da­tion, we would not be able to fund as many re­search grants as we do and with­out the re­search grants, sur­vival rates would not im­prove.”

The Perth Kilt Run is on Septem­ber 9 at Ar­madale’s Min­nawarra Park.

Reg­is­tra­tions are open and can be made at www.perthk­il­trun.com.au.

Pic­ture: Matt Jelonek www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au

In­ten­sive Care Foun­da­tion am­bas­sador Sharon Knapp.

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