in the bag!

Our BRIGHT stars have just completed their 10-day walking challenges. So now is the perfect time to celebrate with them – and make a difference for lifesaving medical research – by sponsoring one of our heroic participants!

3 – 12 DECEMBER

3 – 12 DECEMBER

brIght Daily

Catch up on all the challenge news and read the inspiring stories of some of our BRIGHT stars.

Over 1,500

PEOPLE
TOOK PART

24,400km

OF WALKING TRACKED

Over $187K

RAISED FOR LIFESAVING RESEARCH

Help us create a brIght future

“SAHMRI is a collection of the BRIGHTest minds researching the biggest health challenges of our time – FROM HEART DISEASE AND PREMATURE BABIES, TO COVID-19.”

“We need you to walk with us – or sponsor someone who’s taking part – to create a BRIGHTer future for people facing disease and illness or living with disability.”

– Prof. Steve Wesselingh (Executive Director, SAHMRI)

Prof. Steve Wesselingh

HELP US CREATE A BRIGHT FUTURE

“SAHMRI is a collection of the BRIGHTest minds researching the biggest health challenges of our time – from heart disease and premature babies, to COVID-19.

“We need you to walk with us – or sponsor someone who’s taking part – to create a BRIGHTer future for people facing disease and illness or living with disability.”

Prof. Steve Wesselingh
Executive Director
SAHMRI

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ABOUT sAHMRI

SAHMRI is SA’s only independent health and medical research institute, but has collaboration in its DNA. The institute works with SA’s three universities, public and private hospitals and industry. It has over 600 researchers working to solve the most pressing health challenges of our time, including COVID-19.

> Read more about SAHMRI

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Founding partner:

Founding partner: Boileau

We’re delighted to welcome Boileau Business Technology as a founding partner of the very first SAHMRI BR/GHT Walk. This short video explains what our exciting new partnership is all about.

> Visit the Boileau website

“My daughter, Emma, was born preterm, so our family knows the fears and anxieties that come with it.”

“As a perinatal researcher, I’m privileged to see another side of preterm birth – the team of professionals at SAHMRI dedicating their time, effort and expertise in the hope of saving other families from experiencing what we did.”

– Dr Amy Keir (SAHMRI Women and Kids Theme researcher and mother of a preterm daughter)

“MY DAUGHTER, EMMA, WAS BORN PRETERM, SO OUR FAMILY KNOWS THE FEARS AND ANXIETIES THAT COME WITH IT.”

“As a perinatal researcher, I’m privileged to see another side of preterm birth – the team of professionals at SAHMRI dedicating their time, effort and expertise in the hope of saving other families from experiencing what we did.”

– Dr Amy Keir (SAHMRI Women and Kids Theme researcher and mother of a preterm daughter)

Your questions answered

What support will I
get to help me complete
my challenge?

You’ll have a dedicated personal coach soon after you join us. They’ll be there to answer your questions, give advice and share both fundraising and training resources.

How will I track
my activity?

Your BRIGHT fundraising hub has been connected with Strava to help automate the tracking of your walk. If you have a Strava account, you can connect it to your BRIGHT fundraising hub once you’ve signed up.

For a team – do we
have to sign up at
the same time?

No. The first person to join up can create a team and share their chosen team name with the rest of the members. They can join when they’re ready.

Any other questions?

Check out our FAQs page – but if the answer’s not there, or if you’d prefer to chat to someone, get in touch!
We’ll be happy to help.