- London Marathon with Variety
London Marathon with Variety
Be part of the most prestigious marathon in the world and help Variety!
42 kilometres. 10 spots. 1 life-changing experience
What is this adventure?
Imagine your heart thumping as the start gun fires and you take off along the River Thames, catching glimpses of Shakespeare’s Globe theatre before reaching the halfway mark at the commanding Tower Bridge.
Now you’re moving east towards Canary Wharf, past St. Paul’s Cathedral, and into the final leg of the race. As the London Eye comes into view, you see the sights of Big Ben and Westminster in the distance. Minutes later you pass the finish line in front of Buckingham Palace with an enormous, proud smile.
What will my impact be?
Rural and remote hospitals often turn to city-based specialist doctors to diagnose and assess children who suffer accidents, disease or birth problems. Mostly, this is done by phone, leaving margin for error.
The money you raise will fund life-saving tele-medicine equipment through Variety’s Vision for Life program. With live high definition video streaming, Variety’s Vision for Life puts specialist doctors’ skills and expert advice into regional and remote children’s and maternity hospital wards from anywhere in the world, enabling fast, accurate assessment, diagnosis and treatment of sick or injured children… a virtual hospital without walls.
A child in a north coast hospital was described as “blue,” which led to a respiratory problem diagnosis by a specialist who couldn’t see the child. Unfortunately, the blue colour was meningococcal virus rash and the child passed away. Variety Vision for Life would have played a crucial role in saving the child by providing high definition vision between the regional hospital and city based specialist.
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