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September 2020

4x4x48 Challenge

4 Miles, Every 4 Hours for 48 Hours for Lymphoma
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Time & Location
18th - 20th September 2020
About the Event

September is Lymphoma Awareness month. To help put Lymphoma in the Limelight this September, Brenton, Luke, Justin and Joel will be taking on the 4x4x48 challenge to raise money for Lymphoma Australia.


The challenge involves running FOUR miles (that’s 6.4km’s!) every FOUR hours, for 48 hours. The end result being that we run 48 miles (or 77.2km’s) in 48 hours.

Every year, more than 15,000 Australians will be newly diagnosed with blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. This is equivalent to 41 people every day or one person every 36 minutes.

Blood cancer is one of the highest causes of cancer death in Australia, claiming more lives than breast cancer and melanoma combined. Up to 7,500 people in Australia are expected to lose their life to blood cancer or related blood disorders in 2020. This is equivalent to up to 20 people per day in Australia.


Together we can help try and make a difference. 


The challenge was inspired by retired Navy Seal and ultra-endurance athlete David Goggins, who advocates the 40% rule, which is  - when your mind is telling you that you're done, that you're exhausted, that you cannot possibly go any further, you're only actually 40% done.

This challenge will be as much a mental challenge as it will a physical one, not unlike the challenge faced by Emily and the over 6,400 Australian’s diagnosed with lymphoma each year.


All donations and proceeds raised will go directly to Lymphoma Australia. The money will help them to continue to fund Lymphoma Care Support Nurses in Australia, help patients understand their treatment path and provide critical support to Lymphoma patients and their families.

We have set an ambitious goal of together raising $10,000 for Lymphoma Australia.

Every donation counts, and every little bit will be greatly appreciated.

We successfully raised over $12,500 for Lymphoma Australia!

Despite having to adjust the plan slightly and run the event individually due to COVID-19 restrictions, The Em Effect 4x4x48 Challenge for Lymphoma was a resounding success!

The support received from everyone in terms of both donations and participation in the "Last Leg for Awareness" was outstanding and a true testament to how together we can all help The Em Effect make a difference.

We completely exceeded our ambitious fundraising goal from the event, raising a total of $12,935 for Lymphoma Australia.

A big thank you to everyone who supported the event!

Some highlights of the event below!
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