8KC for Partners in Health


We're 8KC and we've decided to push ourselves, run some KMs and raise money for the important work being done at Partners In Health, Sierra Leone.

Partners In Health is a global health organisation committed to providing the benefits of modern health care to impoverished communities. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair. More info here: https://pih-sierraleone.squarespace.com/

Your donations will help to fund the amazing work PIH does in Sierra Leonean communities. PIH believes that patient care shouldn’t stop at a medical facility, which is why their community programs aim to accompany and support patients every step of the way on a journey towards health. The costs of food, water, shelter and travel can have devastating impacts on a patient’s ability to recover from illness. PIH’s community programs support their poorest, most vulnerable patients by providing these fundamental needs and much more.  Here, we can see Mary Sessay explaining what it means to her to have received help from PIH-SL when she felt alone and was struggling to recover from illness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11PZJhU4VTk 

As a class, we're well accross the importance of giving back from our fortunate position and so we've decided to run, as a team, in the Melbourne Marathon on the 14th October. We'll be running 5km or 10km with Ms Cameron hitting the half at 21km.  We'll all be pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones for a ripping cause.

We would love it if you could help us meet our goal- we know it's massive- and maybe it might seem a bit optimistic. But we reckon we've got the ability to make it happen- we just need to keep asking for your help. 

So please- help us out. 500 bucks per person is our goal. Ms Cameron reckons this is big. We reckon it's huge. Get around us. 

Cheers for your help,
  • Pushpa Fonseka  
    • $50 
    • 47 mos
  • Colinda Doric 
    • $50 
    • 47 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $459 
    • 47 mos
  • Sarah Cochrane 
    • $20 
    • 47 mos
  • Nick Howell 
    • $100 
    • 47 mos
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Fundraising team (28)

Katherine Cameron 
Raised $1,415 from 10 donations
Hawthorn VIC
Noah Siolis 
Team member
Raised $650 from 8 donations
Will Roberts 
Team member
Raised $575 from 12 donations
Andrew Callaghan 
Team member
Raised $550 from 10 donations
Max Roda 
Team member
Raised $550 from 2 donations
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