24 hour challenge raises $728k for kids in 24 hour care

32 treadmills were kept in continuous motion for 24 hours from 20 to 21 May raising $728,400 for children in 24 hour care at Very Special Kids Hospice in Melbourne.

1,150 participants including AFL players, politicians, and people that have been touched by Very Special Kids, joined forces to keep the treadmills going and raise as much money as possible.

Footy players from North Melbourne, St Kilda, Melbourne and Western Bulldogs came to show support, as well as The Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer MP and Councillor Jami Klisaris, both jumping on a treadmill to motivate and entertain participants.

By the end of the 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge participants had covered over 5,800 kilometers, guzzled 570 litres of water, listened to more than 500 songs, and far exceeded the event’s goal to raise $700,000 through donations from friends and family.

The funds raised will go to Very Special Kids Hospice, Victoria’s only children’s hospice, providing specialist care for children with life-threatening conditions.

The 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge was made possible through the support of The Fitness Generation and True Fitness.

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