As Team Mending Broken Hearts gears up for another fantastic Run Melbourne event on Sunday 30 July, we're celebrating some of our Run Melbourne heroes.
This is our volunteer Chico, who ran the event in honour of his brother, who tragically passed away from heart disease aged only 46, leaving behind young children. Chico says his family could not afford to fly his brother overseas for treatment, and the right care was not available in Timor-Leste.
For Chico, volunteering, and doing the fun run, is a "fitting way to honour the memory of my brother and help to make sure that other Timorese people can lead a healthy and happy life with their families".
Everyone has a different reason for doing the run or walk, but we can all contribute to the goal of raising $20,000 to give a young patient life-saving heart surgery in Australia.
All the information and links you need to sign up and join our team are here.
Look forward to seeing you there!