Uni campaign gets a good run

People taking part in the ECU Community Campus Dash for melanoma research by jogging through Joondalup.
People taking part in the ECU Community Campus Dash for melanoma research by jogging through Joondalup.

The event raised more than $5000 for ECU’s melanoma research team to continue their work developing an early-warning blood test to detect the deadly skin cancer.

ECU Vice-Chancellor Professor Arshad Omari said it was fantastic to see so many people running and walking in the Dash.

‘It is well known that regular exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle,’ he said. ‘By running or walking in the Campus Dash not only have we made positive steps towards our own good health, but have also helped support potential life-saving research through the early detection of melanoma.’

Best times for individuals and teams were recorded for the 2km, 5km and 10km distances, and Nurses on the Run and Batman Family were named best-dressed teams.