ABOUT BRIGHT

After two years of virtual challenges, the BRIGHT Walk 2022 was a physical event, a 21km night-time walk coinciding with Illuminate Adelaide. An immensely enjoyable experience for all as well as a real visual spectacle – and all in support of lifesaving medical research at SAHMRI.

Walkers

2,500

– the number of walkers who have taken on BRIGHT so far

Raised

$480K

– the amount raised for lifesaving medical research

Supporters

8,000

– the number of people who have shown their support by donating

FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE

The BRIGHT Walk 2022 was a powerful, illuminated one-night experience on 23 July, raising over $392,000 for lifesaving medical research.

Thousands of South Australians rose to the challenge of walking 21km at night in the middle of winter.

Starting in the cold and dark, sponsored walkers were immersed in illuminate Adelaide’s spectacular light features and experience exclusive installations getting brighter and brighter along the route.

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Research

WHERE THE MONEY GOES

The money raised on the BRIGHT Walk pushes us a step closer to our next life-changing discovery and a brighter future.

The support of both participants and their supporters helps us develop pilot projects and leverage funding from national bodies.

It also gives a real boost to our fantastic researchers starting their careers with SAHMRI, empowering them to seek new insights and new discoveries.

ADELAIDE IN LIGHTS

Illuminate Adelaide, which takes place throughout July, is ‘a beacon, an invitation, a city-wide spectacle of art, light, sound and imagination, daring you to shake off the winter blues and rekindle a sense of wonder’.

Could there have been a more perfect backdrop for the BRIGHT Walk?

Participants walked past a number of the Illuminate Adelaide installations, as well as some exciting extras created exclusively for the BRIGHT Walk.

Read more about Illuminate Adelaide here.

Illuminate

“SAHMRI is a collection of the brightest minds researching the biggest health challenges of our time.

“From heart disease and premature babies, to prostate cancer and COVID-19, we’re at the forefront of world-class pioneering research.

“A heartfelt thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s BRIGHT Walk. Together, we can create a brighter future for people facing disease and illness or living with disability.”

– Prof. Steve Wesselingh (Executive Director, SAHMRI)

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