Running to Save Lives

Sponsor Professor Robert Power on his 65th birthday marathon, and support Burnet’s life-saving international programs. Donate today.

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International health researcher Professor Robert Power witnesses first-hand the desperate health needs amongst vulnerable communities around the world.

He sees the life-threatening risks faced every day by mothers and babies in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

He sees communities affected by HIV, hepatitis and malaria in Myanmar, and in many other countries where Burnet works.

For decades he has worked in infectious disease research aimed at saving lives. Now he is also running a marathon to raise money to further support Burnet’s public health research.

“I’ve been a keen runner for many years, but my last marathon was in 2012,” Robert said. “For some time now I’ve been thinking: ‘one more before I’m 65’, and I’m 65 in March this year! So this is the last one.”

Robert is competing in the DUAL marathon in New Zealand, a 42.2 kilometre run across two islands just off Auckland. All money raised will go directly to Burnet’s international programs.

“If by doing this I can be further helping those communities that we serve, it will give me that extra bit of motivation - and every little bit helps.”

Donate today to support Burnet’s work to achieve better health for vulnerable communities around the world.

“We take our expertise to the field to make a real difference to the most marginalised in the world – the least, the last and the lost.”

Professor Robert Power, Head of International Operations at Burnet Institute

Donate Now

Donate now and help the vulnerable communities Burnet serves.