Medics show their lumo colours

Students from across faculties came out in support of the Wits Medics Charity Ball Lumo Run this week. 

FACE PAINT: Sarah Best, Davida Kruger, Tashmira Kara and Yerma Wynguard prepare for the run by painting each other with lumo paint. Photo: Dana Da Silva

FACE PAINT: Sarah Best, Davida Kruger, Tashmira Kara and Yerma Wynguard prepare for the run by painting each other with lumo paint. Photo: Dana Da Silva

Bright neon paint and stickers set the stage for the theme of this year’s Wits Medics Charity Ball Run which took place Wednesday evening on Education Campus.

Runners in this year’s event were asked to dress in white clothing that was decorated in lumo paint and stickers in keeping with the theme.

“It’s a fun way to get everyone involved to do something exciting and different. To get out there, get active,” said Tracy Sanders 4th year medicine, and committee member of the Wits Medics Charity Ball.

“We’re trying to emphasise that it’s not like a run, or competitive, it more just about getting involved and doing something different. It’s just a nice idea and it works really well, quick and easy,” said Sanders.

Exercise and Paint

Berzelius Klein, 4th year MMBCh, and another of the committee members, believed that it was the theme that brought people to the run more than the running.

“I think people are just happy to put stickers and paint everywhere, so that’s what I’ll be doing, I won’t be running,” Klein said.

Davida Kruger, 2nd year BHSc, said she came mostly for the lumo paint. “It’s for charity, its good exercise and I’m here with friends. It will just be a great night.”

Leonard Muhango, 4th year MBBCH, was there for the exercise. “Running is fun and I think exercise benefits, it’s good for the body.”

Showing support

The Lumo run was one of the events hosted by the Charity Ball committee in order to raise money for the ball and for charity.

The event was held to raise funds for the Wits PV Tobias Bursary Fund and a non-profit organisation called the Link Literacy project, which develops numeracy and literacy in second -language English-speaking learners in low income schools.