Joseph Arthur


The Monash University Touch Club spent the month of May working together to make a huge difference towards beating MS.

The club participated in 'May50k', which encourages people to walk and/or run an accumulative total of 50km throughout the month of May, all while raising money to help cure MS.

The club set out with the goal of raising at least $1,500, but at the conclusion of the fundraiser, Monash Touch had raised $5,725 - smashing its initial goal and serving as a testament to the culture of the club and its members.

Psychology honours student and Monash Touch Social and Merchandise Director, Lauren Pannunzio, helped to organise the clubs participation after being inspired by a fellow team member.

"One of our team members had the idea to participate because he knows someone with MS, so we thought it would be a good cause to get around and raise money for," she said.

"Obviously with COVID we haven't been training and we haven't been able to see each other, so we thought it would be a good way to get the club together again and do something cohesive."

The money raised will go towards research, targeting prevention, better treatments and cures for MS. There are over 25,600 Australians living with MS and research is the key to changing the future of MS.

We here at Team MONASH couldn't be prouder of our touch rugby do-gooders. We look forward to seeing you back on the field, but in the meantime, keep up the amazing work!

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