Sydney, 4th February, 2016: MPL staff headed to the Sydney Cricket Ground to support the Pain Research Management Institute and raise awareness against chronic pain.
The day started with a cricket Marathon where MPL employees were privileged to play a game of cricket on the Sydney Cricket Ground, against the Bradman Foundation’s team.
Amber Cameron, Billy Henderson, Chris Higson, Robert Ingui, Joe Jasser, Ruari McDonald, Andrew McGuire, Kate Messiter, Manish Pandey, Brent Skimmings, and Scott Wright flew the MPL colors high during this unique opportunity.
A team of blind cricketers then took the SCG over, playing a game of cricket while over 160 walkers went around the grounds in an effort to raise funds for valuable research in pain management. The MPL staff alone completed an estimated combined 137 lapses, coming close to 100,000 steps.
The day concluded with a cocktail from the Ladies’ pavilion as the Maasai Warriors from Kenya played a game against a team from the Primary Club.
The initative attracted national media coverage and raised significant funds that will be invested in research in pain management. Goeff Verco, Charity Development Manager at the Primary Club said he was delighted with how the day went and is looking forward to an even bigger event in 2017.
About Pain Management Research Institute
Established in 1990, the Pain Management Research Institute (PMRI) is a joint initiative between the University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital. As a division of the Kolling Institute of Medical Research, the Pain Management Research Institute pursues its broad goal of improving human health by:
• conducting basic and clinical research programs
• operating a national and international education program
• and, in collaboration with the Pain Management & Research Centre (PMRC), treating patients with acute pain, cancer pain, and chronic non-cancer pain