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Walk Against Pain

20 January 2012

Chronic pain – pain that lasts for more than 3 months – is an issue that affects an estimated 1 in 5 Australians. It is also costly, with the total cost of lost workdays, health care, and associated costs adding up to over $34 billion per year.

As a way of drawing attention to the need for further research into chronic pain, Medtronic Australia staff will be among those walking in the second annual “Walk against Pain”. The walk will take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday 2nd February prior to a “Battle of the Codes” (Rugby Union versus League) Twenty/20 fundraising cricket match scheduled for that night.

Walkers in lime green t-shirts including NSW Minister for Health & Medical Research Jillian Skinner will circle the perimeter of the SCG between 4 and 6pm. They will be awarded certificates of participation by Richie Benaud OBE and ABC Grandstand’s Jim Maxwell.

The Walk Against Pain is an initiative of the Pain Management Research Institute of the University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital. More information can be found here.

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