The Hitachi Group take on City2Surf 2017

Running for a cause to raise awareness for the ones who matter most

Whether it’s the delivery of a Jaundice Meter to Kingaroy Hospital, or a Youth Medical Cart to Bunbury Hospital, Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia (HCA) is committed to supporting Humpty Dumpty’s activities as they strive to save the lives of children across Australia.

Another big year down from Hitachi entering the City2Surf to raise much needed funds for our beloved charity The Humpty Dumpty Foundation. This year, saw 61 runners participating across the Hitachi Group companies including Hitachi Limited, Hitachi Data Systems, HCA and some from the Global Mining team in Brisbane. 

Hitachi Group City2Surf 2017 runners
Employees from Hitachi pre run! A credit to the business and a well-earned achievement

They tackled the gruelling 14km fun run from the city centre to Bondi Beach, in the name of a good cause.

Over $12,800 was raised which allowed Humpty Dumpty to purchase a Jaundice Detector valued at $4780 for the Royal Hospital for Women NSW. This device is used on a daily basis to check all babies for jaundice (yellowing of the skin). It’s used to help clinicians determine the jaundice levels through the skin without harming the baby. If jaundice is left untreated there is a possibility of cerebral palsy, deafness and/or brain damage.

The second piece of equipment, was a Connex Spot Monitor $4910 for Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick NSW totalling value of $9690. The Monitor provides vital signs measurement including blood pressure, spot checking, interval monitoring and custom scoring across paediatric patients. It enables a more accurate assessment to ensure the most appropriate treatment is provided for each child, giving them the very best chance of recovery. Two extremely important pieces of equipment to care for young ones in hospital. 

2017 City2Surf Finish
2017 City2Surf Finish

The remaining amount donated will go into Humpty's Special Projects fund to assist them in the future. 

Thank you to Team Hitachi and all their followers, without your support this could have not been possible.

In support of hospital visits and vital medical equipment donations, HCA is also driving fundraising efforts regularly throughout the year at various industry tradeshows and exhibitions to continue the ongoing support.

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