Team Give a Smile enjoys another successful Run for the Kids
The Give a Smile team of Orthodontists, staff, family and friends competed in the Run for the Kids again this year on March 20th. It was a magnificient March day, typical of Melbourne’s autumn with a cool start but a bright and sunny day, perfect for a fun run/walk.
This event provides a wonderful synergy with Give a Smile, the charitable arm of the Australian Society of Orthodontists, as Run for the Kids is a major fundraising event for the Royal Children’s hospital. The Give a Smile foundation has a special interest in supporting children through its donation of over 10 million dolllars worth of free orthodontic treatment for under privileged kids.
This year’s event saw more than 27,000 Melburnians dig deep for this special annual event, both out on the running track and in their hip pockets, raising over $1.7 million to help the State’s sick children. Former marathon champion Steve Moneghetti, race director for the 11th Herald Sun-CityLink Run for the Kids, said he was blown away by the enthusiasm on display on Sunday. “This a truly emotional event. You can feel it when you’re lining up at the start or crossing that finish line,” said Moneghetti.