Join Leanne & Bernadette's Run Melb team

Join our nursing Run Melbourne team

Chief Nursing Officer, Bernadette Twomey is leading a Run Melbourne team, to raise funds for nursing scholarships provided through the Austin Health Nursing Alumni (AHNA).

The ‘Alumni Advocates' welcome all past and present Austin Health nurses to join them at Run Melbourne on Sunday 28 July.

"I'm proud to have been involved in the establishment of the Nursing Alumni, and particularly this opportunity to help support the scholarships by participating in Run Melbourne," says Bernadette.

Some team members are taking on the 5km distance at a walking pace, but there is also a 10km or 21km option.

"The more of us, the better!"

"I invite all nurses from across every area of Austin Health to join us. Our team will meet up at the Austin Health marquee before the event, then we'll head off together and run or walk our various distances. It will be a great day of team building and raising the profile of Austin Health nurses and the scholarships offered through the Nursing Alumni."

The recent establishment of AHNA will encourage nurses at all stages of their career to join together, share their knowledge, support excellence and advance clinical practice. Scholarships will form a key part of the AHNA, and the first round of scholarship applications have already been received.

"It's wonderful the response we've had to the call for first round applications.

"There are some terrific projects that have been put forward that will support excellence and growth of knowledge to our nursing practice here at Austin Health," said Bernadette. 

Run Melbourne takes over our beautiful city on Sunday 28 July 2019. Run 5, 10 or 21km and fundraise for your own department or area! You can run as an individual or create your own team with colleagues, family and friends. Run with purpose!

Become an Austin Health Hero by joining Run Melbourne

Click here to sign up

How can I join the Alumni Advocates or show my support? 

Click here to sign up to Alumni Advocates or make a donation to the team. 

Need help signing up or have a question abour Run Melbourne? Call Zoe Robbins in the Fundraising Team on ext 4129 or email