Support our Run Melbourne team

Join us at Run Melbourne and help mend a broken heart

On Sunday 30 July 2017 we're doing the Run Melbourne fun run. We aim to raise $20,000 to help mend a broken heart.

Join in the fun in four easy steps:

1. Sign up for Run Melbourne (choose the "sign up as an individual" option).

2. Go to our team page and click "add page to team" to set up your personal fundraising page. Don't forget to nominate East Timor Hearts Fund as your charity.

3. Go to our team page and click the orange "join team" button to join our team.

4. Share your adventure with friends, family and colleagues (please tag us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and use  #mendingbrokenhearts and #easttimorheartsfund)

Meet our Run Melbourne ambassador Bete!

Back from the brink and running for healthy hearts!

My name is Bete Naben; I am a sports teacher and mother of three, from Timor-Leste (East Timor).

In November 2016 I was blessed to have heart surgery in Australia, to fix the "hole in the heart" I was born with. Before, I was too sick to work, play with my kids and enjoy sport. 

Now I'm healthy and looking forward to coming to Australia for the Run Melbourne fun run. I want to inspire future patients, and raise awareness about East Timor Hearts Fund’s amazing work.

It will be a great challenge and achievement, because when I was so sick I had given up hope.

I never thought that I would ever be healthy again, let alone running five kilometres!

Please come and meet me at Run Melbourne on 30 July! And please donate, so that another patient like me may also have a second chance at life.

Sincere thanks to our Run Melbourne 2017 sponsors Russell Kennedy Lawyers and Smith + Tracey architects, whose generous support is allowing Bete to travel to Melbourne.

Please join us for the Run Melbourne fun run and walk on 30 July 2017.

Our friendly team of Timorese and Australian heart patients, volunteers, medicos and other supporters are running and walking to mend a broken heart.

We aim to raise $20,000 to provide a patient with life-saving heart surgery in Australia.

The event includes a scenic 5km walk along the Yarra River, a 10km fun run and a half marathon, so there is something to suit everyone.

Hope to see you there!

Where to find us on the day. Our marquee will be on River Terrace, between Federation Square and the river. Hope to see you there! (Click map to enlarge.)

Add this event to your calendar now!

Thank you to our Run Melbourne partners

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Photos courtesy Daniel Mendelbaum, Daniel M PhotoGraphics