Fired up for marathon effort
MT Pleasant resident Robert Abrahams has always loved running but every step of his May 27 journey will hold extra meaning with a new cause powering him along.
Mr Abrahams will tackle the Run for a Reason’s half marathon, using the 21km challenge to raise money for Around the Campfire.
The not-for-profit group aims to improve the health of Indigenous Australians across the country.
“My uncle suggested I raise money for Around the Campfire,” Mr Abrahams said.
“Upon doing some research of the organisation, I was shocked to view a damning statistic: the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is approximately 14 years.
“This to me is unacceptable and I thought that by running the halfmarathon, I could literally emphasise the importance of health care and physical sporting activities for Indigenous communities.”
The University of Notre Dame student said the group was a big boost for people in remote communities because it brought healthcare to isolated areas.
To donate, visit www.mycause.com.au/page/171333/halfmarathon-charity-run-for-indigenous-health-care-awareness.
David Bergl with Rob Abrahams, who will run a halfmarathon to raise funds.