Third year for popular Mount Eliza Festival

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Be sure to mark Sunday, March 17, on your calendars for the 2019 MY Mount Eliza Run & Fun Festival. Festival director Geoff Nyssen and his volunteer committee are proud to host the annual event for the third time to celebrate the importance of health and wellness, while raising awareness of the blood cancer multiple myeloma.

“More than 1000 people came to the festival last year, with over 600 people taking part in the 5km and 10km trail run/walk,” Geoff said. “It was a fantastic event that thrives on community spirit and raises much-needed funds for Myeloma Australia.”

The festival has generated more than $30,000 annually for Myeloma Australia, ensuring the annual employment of a part-time nurse to provide direct information and support services to myeloma patients, carers and their families. “We continue to be so well supported by our generous sponsors and local community,” Geoff said. “In 2019 we will also work with expert trail run/walk organisers to ensure both the professional and amateur competitors have a great experience on the day. We are also planning a host of entertainment, family-fun activities and delicious food and beverages.”

If you wish to support the 2019 MY Mount Eliza Run & Fun Festival, please contact Geoff for a sponsorship prospectus at [email protected] or on 0423 838 374. You can read more about Geoff’s personal journey with multiple myeloma at