Health dash raises research dollars

benefits of exercise
benefits of exercise

Spectators lined the route to cheer on the competitors ” some in fancy dress ” as they made their way around the 2km, 4km and 8km courses around the Joondalup campus.

The Dash raised $4135 for ECU’s Health and Wellness Institute to continue its world leading research into using exercise as a treatment for chronic disease.

Exercise and Sports Science Foundation Professor Rob Newton said the money would fund a project examining exercise as a therapy for the management of pancreatic cancer.

‘We will use this Campus Dash funding to support a world-first trial of exercise therapy for people with cancer of the pancreas,’ professor Newton said.

‘We expect that integration of exercise programs into best practice patient support will greatly improve quality of life and extend survival in these patients.’