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Age is no barrier to supporting Burnet's Melbourne City Romp!

Tracy Parish

02 February, 2012

Young Rompers join Network TEN's Mike Larkan in encouraging you to take part

Age is no barrier to supporting a great cause!

Young keen Rompers and Network TEN’s weather man, Mike Larkan are urging you to get behind Burnet and enter a team in the Melbourne City Romp on 25 March.

Burnet CEO and malaria researcher, Professor Brendan Crabb is also encouraging all Rompers to fundraise in support of Burnet’s medical research and public health programs into the ‘Big Three’: HIV, TB and malaria.

“Together these diseases cause the deaths of more than five million people each year, many of them young children,” he said.

“One of the biggest hurdles facing medical research is the lack of funding.

“But the generous support from the community through events such as the Melbourne City Romp allows us to pursue new research and public health activities.”

The quality of our research and ability to translate new discoveries into tangible long-term health benefits such as preventative measures, rapid diagnostic tests, candidate vaccines and new therapies have been recognised by our peers and promoted by global health decision makers, including Mr Michele Sidibe´, Executive Director of UNAIDS.

If you would like to know more about Burnet’s work on the ‘Big Three’ visit our Health Themes area on our site.

Thinking of Romping?

Part treasure hunt, part ‘Amazing Race’ and part puzzle – the Melbourne City Romp starts at Birrarung Marr before you embark on exploring parts of the city you never knew existed – like Hosier Lane!

So enter a team today – just go to www.cityromp.com and join in the fun!

Contact Details

For more information in relation to this news article, please contact:

Tracy Parish

Executive General Manager, Marketing and Communications

Telephone

+61385062321

Email

tracy.parish@burnet.edu.au

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