Luna's Run

By John Harb

I'm running from Perth to Sydney in support of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at The Royal

Run dates: 1st of October - 5th of December 2024

Following some pregnancy complications, Michelle and Nick's beautiful daughter, Luna was born early at just 25 weeks and 4 days old.

Since her early arrival, Luna has called The Royal Hospital for Women's Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) home. Here she receives around-the-clock care from The Royal's exceptional team of clinicians.

"The team at The Royal have been nothing short of excellent. The team is smart, caring, and most importantly prepared for all the problems that may arise and take all precautions possible to avoid major problems. Everyone is so helpful and informative...they don't hide anything and try to be honest about what's happening, helping you feel like you understand where your baby is at." - Michelle

Michelle and Nick are looking forward to being able to bring Luna home in the coming months to join big brother, Alfie.

Inspired by Luna's strength and the commitment and dedication of the NICU clinical team, Luna's grandfather, John has decided to undertake the adventure of a lifetime to raise much-needed funds for the Newborn Intensive Unit. John will be running from Perth to Sydney (nearly 4,000km) and is asking for your help to get him there.

Currently, government funding only provides the basics for the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. Nearly all of the specialised equipment, programs, and research have been funded through the generosity of donors and fundraisers. Nearly 80% of the equipment in the unit, including the equipment keeping Luna alive, has been purchased through donations.

"Dad is an extremely determined and dedicated person who doesn't give up and finishes what he starts, so even though he is in his early 60s with no real prior marathon running experience I believe he will make it no matter what."

John is hoping to raise significant funds for the Newborn Intensive Care Unit to help fund purchase more state-of-the-art equipment, cutting-edge research, and life-transforming programs.

We look forward to bringing you more details about John's run in the coming weeks.

Thank you to my Sponsors


John Harb


Magno Kitchens Pty Ltd

See you at the finish line John!


Ella Calderwood


Hannah Calderwood

Good luck John, absolutely amazing!! All the best to you and your beautiful family!!



Good Luck John





We love you Luna. Good luck John.



Good luck,John, to you on an amazing and generous initiative and to all the family.


Joseph Montuoro

Good luck John, I know that you WON'T need it my friend ;-)


Lorry Stewart

Dear John We need more people like you in this world. You are inspirational. Good luck and God bless. Love Stewart family ❤️


Shoe Guru

Run slow, run well


Richard File

I hope all goes well with young Luna. John I wish you lots of luck with your marathon run. What a great experience.


Giuseppina Piccioni

You're a young man. Keep going!!!!!!


Connie Perdikaris

Congratulations on making a difference!


Glen, Amanda, Jake,emma And Luke Wickens

Good luck.


George Ribar

Good luck John


Anthony Harb

Proud of you Uncle. Keeping Luna and Mich in our prayers


Daniela Petrocitto


Lisa Tadrosse

Sending lots of love, Luna is so lucky to have the best parents and such a beautiful family. Good luck on the run, John. Lisa and Mik x


Xavier John Bechara

God bless every single step!


Isabella Harris

Go Johnny!


Steve & Daniela Zaia

John, We think what you're doing is admirable with a cause that's very close to our hearts. Good luck!!!!


Gracie Grasso



God bless you John 🙏


Joanne Salerno

I hope little Luna is doing well. Love & prayers Jo & Nick Salerno


Anna Marcocci






All the very best to your granddaughter and her family. Wishing you all the success in your quest.





Prayers for baby Luna and the whole family ❤️🙏🏻❤️

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