Among the tens of thousands of participants pounding the pavements between Hyde Park and Bondi Beach in the 2016 City2Surf were Nomos directors Peter Papadopoulos, Kathryn Viegas and Victoria Stevenson. Lives flashed before their eyes at Heartbreak Hill but with the help of humour, ambition and the end in sight, the team was able to conquer the event without a single call to emergency services.
Although old race records may not have been broken, everyone was incredibly proud of their accomplishments. Nomos participated as part of All for Trace, a fundraising team which managed to raise more than $65,000 in the City2Surf event. The funds will go towards a room in the new Bone Marrow Transplant ward at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. St Vincent’s Hospital performed Australia’s first bone marrow transplant 40 years ago and has been a leader in performing bone marrow and stem cell transplants for patients with blood cancers (such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma) and autoimmune diseases (such as multiple sclerosis) ever since. A number of our clients have been patients at St Vincent’s, a hospital which has a very special place in all of our hearts.
At Nomos, we think it is important to deliver positive and lasting impacts not only to our clients, profession and employees, but also to the communities and social groups in which we are based. In addition to doing pro bono work, we foster a culture of supporting the community outside the office by engaging in fundraising events at a local level, offering specialist education to community legal groups and volunteering at charitable organisations.
The Nomos team was very grateful to witness the generosity of all who supported us, and we look forward to continuing our fundraising through the year (hopefully without quite as many hills).