There will be no excuses for early morning sleepiness when Rotorua’s Lady Kuia Morrison joins other entrants at the start of the Pat Farry Trust Fun Run / Walk at 7am on 16 March. Her contagious enthusiasm for walking motivates others in Rotorua and will do the same for supporters of the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust walking and running to highlight the importance of rural general practice.

The Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust Fun Run/Walk is held in association with the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network’s (NZRGPN) annual conference in Rotorua, 13-17 March, 2013.

Lady Kuia is well known for her daily walks that take her from her Ohinemutu home to walking tracks in the Whakarewarewa forest, Te Puia and around the city. The company of friends is welcome but Lady Kuia is driven by her passion to stay fit and active. At 72 she walked the New York Marathon.

Lady Kuia’s enthusiasm motivates others and it’s this energy that Pat Farry Trust Fun Run / Walk organizer Sarah Swale hopes will encourage others to join the annual Fun Run / Walk in Rotorua on 16 March.

“Lady Kuia is a wonderful example of someone taking charge not only of her own health and well-being but of motivating others to do so too.”

The annual Fun Run/Walk aims to increase awareness about the value of rural general practice and the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust’s work while bringing health care professionals and their communities together in a healthy way for a good cause”, said John Farry, chairman of the Pat Farry Rural Health Education Trust.

Participation in the Pat Farry Trust Fun Run / Walk as an individual or in a team is by koha, Entrants can help the Trust raise funds for its work by approaching their own family and friends to sponsor their efforts so that they can then donate the proceeds to the Trust.

Organiser Sarah Swale said that the Trust is pleased with the support that the event is receiving.
“As well as Lady Kuia’s support, entries so far have included a local team of ten and a significant number of conference attendees while local businesses such the Lone Star Rotorua, QE Health, The Outdoorsman and Skyline and have gotten in behind the cause sponsoring spot prizes and event giveaways,” she said.

“Support of this event and the work of the Pat Farry Trust will ultimately contribute to the quality of rural health services in all regions of New Zealand,” said John Farry.

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