2017 Nostra Homes de Castella Run 2 Mend Minds fundraising success!

The 2017 Nostra Homes de Castella Run 2 Mend Minds, held on the 27th of August, was once again a huge success!  Despite the stormy weather forecast and changeable weather conditions, 1,323 people registered for the event and so far donations have reached over $56,500!

The course travels the beautiful scenic Kew Boulevard and post event there is lots of activity at the Mind & Body Expo with music, free yoga, free massage, fruit, fresh coffee, sausage sizzle, MAPrc info stand, and Bake and Plant stall, a petting zoo, jumping castle as well as many other companies with stand specials including 2XU performance wear at 20% off and Mizuno and Runners World shoes specials, Resilience Agenda Diaries and plenty more.

Robert de Castella was there to support the event, from the start line, on course and at the presentations making himself available for photos and a chat. This year there was a new Tribute board where many people left rousing messages of encouragement and love for those with mental illness.

A huge THANK YOU! goes out to over 130 volunteers who gave up their time and wearing a smile enthusiastically brought the event to life!

We encourage everyone to continue their fundraising efforts until the event officially closes on 30th September. Our aim is to get as close as possible to our fundraising target of $75,000.  

To forward people to the right place to donate please send them to: http://www.decastellarun.com.au  to the home page where people can easily click to simply Donate, Sponsor a Runner or Start Fundraising.

There are great fundraising prizes to be had for the highest fundraiser as well as a draw of prizes to be had for anyone raising over $500.  Highest fundraiser will receive a $200 MIZUNO running shoe voucher.  There is also a weekend away in the Dandenongs at Country Place which includes dinner, show and accommodation, Back in Motion Pilates Vouchers, and more on offer.

Money raised will be used to further the world class research into better understanding and better treatments for serious mental illnesses such as bi-polar, chronic depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s Disease, acquired brain injury, borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and more.

Make sure you follow the event on Instagram #run2mendminds or email info@decastellarun.com.au to be added to the mailing list. 

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