Premature Babies marathon
In 2006 Sophie Smith and her late husband had the unthinkable happen, they lost their prematurely born triplets due to complications during birth.
A year later, Sophie founded Running for Premature Babies. To this day, the charity organisation has directly benefited over 8-thousand babies, a record milestone for a worthy cause close to Sophie’s heart.
John caught up with Sophie again for a chat shortly after her charity completed the ‘Premmie Marathon Challenge’, a virtual event raising funds to provide neonatal equipment to hospitals around Australia and help give sick and premature babies a better chance of survival.
Participants chose between a 21km half marathon distance to run, all the way up to a 300km ultra-marathon distance.
So far, they have raised $340,000, and there’s still time to donate. If you missed out on donating, visit their website.
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