Juice Plus+® Ultra Spirit Fun Run to raise funds for ultra-marathon burn victims Kate Sanderson and Turia Pitt
Melbourne, 14th June 2012: The Juice Plus+® Ultra Spirit fun run launches today to help raise money for Kate Sanderson and Turia Pitt. The run will take place at 8am on Saturday 1st September around Melbourne’s iconic ‘The Tan’ running track in the Royal Botanical Gardens – entries are open now.
Both Kate and Turia were tragically burnt in bush fires while taking part in a 100km ultra-marathon in the Kimberly Desert last year. Both girls suffered horrendous burns to over 60% of their bodies, changing their lives forever.
We’re calling on Australians to show their support and the true meaning of spirit by signing up to take part in the two-lap race (7.6km) around The Tan. Entry is $50 and all proceeds raised will go towards helping the girls re-build their lives, thanks to the generosity of sponsor, Juice Plus+®.
Both girls sustained debilitating injuries including amputations, scarring and major restrictions in the movement of their joints. They rely on compression garments to help heal their skin and require constant care to simply help them deal with day-to-day tasks. Turia will have to wear a full body compression suit and mask for the next two years, and is not be allowed in the sun without her body being totally covered until 2014.