GOLD COAST, Australia (June 25, 2015) – Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific employees will be donning red noses and running for a very worthy cause in this year’s Gold Coast Marathon, raising money for SIDS and Kids.
Today, members of the Wyndham marathon team headed to the beach for a training session with red noses, to help raise awareness about Red Nose Day, coming up on Friday 26 June.
Wyndham has pledged to raise $6,000 towards SIDS and Kids through its philanthropic program, Wishes by Wyndham.
SIDS and Kids is a charity organisation dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and supporting bereaved families who have experienced Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Since it began in 1990 there has been an 80% reduction in the incidence of SIDS, which equates to more than 8,480 babies lives saved.
Queensland has one of the highest rates of SIDS in Australia and Red Nose Day aims to raise money and awareness in the community about safe sleeping educational resources.
Barry Robinson, President and Managing Director of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific said, “Our Wishes by Wyndham program supports our local community and we are proud to do all we can to support important causes such as SIDS and Kids and the incredible work they do.”
SIDS and Kids has invested $16.5 million in research into SIDS and stillbirth and only receives less than 5% Government funding nationally so they need all the assistance they can get from the community.
Leanne Raven, CEO, SIDS and Kids Queensland said, “We are incredibly grateful for the fantastic support Wyndham has provided our charity with, and we will be cheering on our red nose marathon team every step of the way.
“SIDS and Kids relies heavily on the support from the community and we encourage everyone to get involved with the Red Nose Day cause in any way they can.”
The Gold Coast Marathon will be held on 4-5 July.
For safe sleeping, education and service enquiries visit www.sidsandkids.org
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