Sydney Airport community hits tarmac for Cure Cancer

Fun run takes off: The scene from the event when people joined together on the Sydney Airport tarmac for a worthy cause. Picture: Supplied
Fun run takes off: The scene from the event when people joined together on the Sydney Airport tarmac for a worthy cause. Picture: Supplied

More than 250 people ran in the Family Fun Runway Fun races in support of the Sydney Airport’s new Cure Cancer Initiative.

The run, which marked the beginning of the Airport’s Christmas Giving appeal aimed to raise money to donate to Cure Cancer, alongside the giving appeal that raised more than $400,000 last year. 

Cure Cancer is a private organisation that funds and supports cancer research. Since 1967 they have raised more than $64.7 million dollars, which has gone into funding groundbreaking and innovative ideas that help scientists in their goal of curing cancer.

In the next six weeks the appeal will aim to provide support and funding to young researchers, mainly early graduates, who aim to bring in new innovations and ideas to help cure cancer. 

Sea of red: People ran alongside planes for a community event. Picture: Supplied

Sea of red: People ran alongside planes for a community event. Picture: Supplied

The chief executive of Sydney Airport, Geoff Culbert congratulated and thanked everyone who completed the race and members of the organisation who turned up for support on the day.

"Standing on the runway is always an incredible experience – but even more so on a day like this when you’re surrounded by families and community members rallying together for a great cause,” Mr Culbert said.

“Cure Cancer does such vital and important work and we’re proud to support them through both our Family Fun Runway Run and our Community Christmas Giving Appeal.

“There are still plenty of ways for everyone to get involved in this year’s appeal and we look forward to joining together with the broader community and travelling public to help Cure Cancer continue their fight against cancer.”

Alongside the appeal the airport’s race contributes significant amounts towards this much-needed cause.

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