We Are Covering The NeuRA Big Run

Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) is an independent, not-for-profit research institute based in Sydney. As a leader in brain and nervous system research, their goal is to prevent, treat and cure brain and nervous system diseases, disorders and injuries through medical research. They cover a myriad of health areas including:

frontotemporal dementia,

motor neurone disease (aka ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease),

Alzheimer’s disease,

Parkinson’s disease,

autism spectrum disorders,colour-brain-285x190

obstructive sleep apnoea,

motor impairment,

falls & balance issues,

schizophrenia,

stroke,

and chronic pain.

Australia is a big country, with big health issues. It is estimated that nearly 1,000,000 Australian’s will suffer a form of dementia by 2050, and even today 1 in 5 Australians – that’s 20% – suffer with a disease or injury of the brain or nervous system.

The team at BDS have been working with Neuroscience Research Australia for a while now and this May we will be providing crew support as well as the social media coverage for The NeuRA Big Run.

A team of eight intrepid fitness fanatics will pound the pavement from Canberra to Sydney to raise over $50K for research at NeuRA. Departing the nation’s capital early on May 3, this 28 hour relay will cover almost 300km and have the team finishing rather tired at NeuRA Randwick in the afternoon of May 4.

As well as raising vital funds, the team aims to raise awareness of disorders like those listed above, and the dedicated researchers who give their life to finding new and innovative cures and treatments.

You can follow their progress via the hashtag #NeuRAChallenge or, more importantly, you can support these brave, and slightly crazy, individuals by donating here.

Thanks