Mentone’s treadmill challenge for Zaidee

We are thrilled to be supporting Mentone Grammar’s 2014 ‘Run for Zaidee’ this weekend!

In the fourth year of this event, the Mentone students are aiming to raise a whopping $24,000 in 24 hours running on treadmills for Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation.

This initiative is organised by a group of passionate students to create awareness about organ and tissue donation.

When 7-year-old Zaidee Turner died suddenly in 2004, she was the only child in Victoria under the age of 16 years to donate her organs and tissues that year.

Mentone Grammar students developed a strong connection to the foundation when Zaidee’s Dad, Allan Turner, visited the school in 2011.  He asked, ‘What will you do to inspire discussion?’ and a group of senior students answered with a 24-hour treadmill challenge which has turned into a successful annual event for the school.

The challenge will start at 4pm this Friday and we wish the students the best of luck!

You can read more about this amazing event on the Mentone Grammar website at http://mentonegrammar.net/news/zaidees-mgz24-hour-treadmill-challenge-2014/

If you would also like to support this fantastic cause, follow the link to DONATE.