Nurses make dash through streets for funds

Gilly Smith, Amanda Fowler and Carol Crevacore, with their ‘patient’ from team The Night Shift who will defend their title in this year’s ECU Community Campus Dash.
Gilly Smith, Amanda Fowler and Carol Crevacore, with their ‘patient’ from team The Night Shift who will defend their title in this year’s ECU Community Campus Dash.

They will join many other individuals and teams who will run or walk routes along Grand Boulevard and through Central Park over distances of 2km, 5km or 10km.

Gilly Smith was part of last year’s inaugural winning team The Night Shift and said they were keen to defend their title. ‘We’ve upped the ante with our costumes this year with some surgical gowns and fake blood,’ Dr Smith said.

Spectators are encouraged to cheer on participants and there will be activities on the day, including live music, food and West Perth Falcons and Perth Wildcats stalls.

Money raised will go to the ECU Melanoma Research Centre, which works to develop an early-warning blood test to detect melanoma.