How it works
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Raise important funds for skin cancer research in memory of Adam Smiddy
Smash the 5km Smiddy course on Thursday 2nd March
The Smiddy Fun Run
The Smiddy Fun Run is an event held in honour of Adam Smiddy who was just 26 years old when he died, only 6 months after being diagnosed with a malignant melanoma.
Adam passed away on 6th August 2006 after only 8 days in hospital. Adam was a keen triathlete and runner and a dedicated physiotherapist at the PA Hospital. As a way for staff to celebrate and remember Adam through something he loved doing, the Physiotherapy Department organised a fun run a few months later to coincide with his birthday on the 7th November.
Since then, the Smiddy Fun Run has taken place every year (both on site and virtually) during National Skin Cancer Action Week (21st - 27th November) to help raise funds and awareness for skin cancer research at the PA and has raised over $150,000.