Cathy McGowan: Member for Indi

90 sec statement - 2015 Hume Bank City2City Run Walk

 

CATHY McGOWAN (Indi) (13:45): Today I would like to congratulate Albury Wodonga Health for the success of yesterday's Hume Bank City2City Run Walk. What a fantastic event! More than 3,500 people from as far away as Corryong ran, walked, ambled, strolled and pushed prams along the Lincoln Causeway from Albury to Wodonga. 

Instead of the flow of cars that you would generally expect to see on a Sunday, a flood of people took up the two getting from QEII Square in Albury to the water tower in Wodonga. Scots School and the Albury and Wodonga brass bands provided entertainment along the way and hundreds of volunteers decked out in orange added to the great atmosphere. City2City helps celebrate the two border cities, and the $100,000 raised will be of great support to Albury Wodonga Health, who are committed to community health and wellbeing.

Thanks to the City2City committee—Michelle, Jen, Jemma, Jacquie, Megan, John, Wayne and Jacinta. Thanks also to the CEO of the hospital, Susan O'Neill; president of the board, Lou Lieberman; and CEO of the bank, Andrew Saxby, for your leadership. To the committee and sponsors: you have done your communities proud in organising a fun community event with a health and wellbeing focus and fundraiser for local health. I am delighted to share with my colleagues that I did the 7.5 kilometres in 1 [hour].17 minutes.


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