Beachside Dash 2017

by aiims | 22nd September 2017 |

Global Education Academy is a proud sponsor of the Beachside Dash. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Beachside Dash which was held on Sunday 10 September at Peter Depena Reserve. GEA would like to thank everyone who came along on the day. It was a fantastic event supporting a worthy cause.

Our founder Dr Majeda Awawdeh along with GEA admin staff Itar, Yaman and Jane, and GEA teachers Raj, David and family and friends ran in either the 10km, 5km or 2km dash.
At the GEA marquee there was our team members; Judy, Bill, Rand and Hanady. We handed our free GEA water bottles to thirsty runners. We also had a face painter who painted the faces of lots of happy little children for free.

At the end of the day, our founder Dr Majeda Awawdeh handed out the trophies to all the winners in the children’s division, with all 1st place winners receiving a $100 GEA gift voucher.

The goal was to raise $20,000 to help to fund the SSMRF women and babies study for one year and continue to look at mothers, with high blood pressure and/or pre-eclampsia during pregnancy, post birth and assess their blood pressure, sugar levels, emotional state and the physical health and development of the baby.

Did you know, in Australia 30,000 women each year will develop high blood pressure in pregnancy and 10,000 of these will have pre-eclampsia. High blood pressure in pregnancy in Australian women has good outcomes for mothers and babies but with pre-eclampsia, mothers have 4 times the risk and babies 3 times the risk of serious complications compared to normal pregnancy. These women have 4 times the risk of later high blood pressure and 2-3 times the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke), the leading cause of death for women in the developed world.

Global Education Academy is proud to be supporting research that is looking to determine what the ‘normal’ is for women who have high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia during pregnancy.
We are now looking forward to next year’s Beachside Dash!

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