Team Aurizon has raised more than $13,000 for the fight against domestic and family violence as part of the Darkness to Daylight Challenge Run in Brisbane overnight.
Around twenty-five employees from across the business took part in the run which included a 110 kilometre relay race from dusk to dawn, together with a 10 kilometre individual run and a three kilometre walk.
Every year in Australia approximately 110 women, children and men die because of domestic and family violence. This symbolic run is 1km for those lives lost, but also the ones left behind.
Every night thousands of women, children and men in homes across Australia live in fear, desperation, isolation and hopelessness, not knowing what the night will bring.
The Aurizon team joined more than a 1,000 other participants to take steps towards a vision of a world where every family is a place of safety and peace for all members.
More than $100,000 was raised by the D2D Challenge Run.
The event started with a candlelight vigil that included heartfelt addresses from three Queensland mothers who lost their daughters to domestic violence.
The final speaker was Rosie Batty, the domestic violence campaigner and 2015 Australian of the Year, whose 11 year old son Luke Batty was murdered by his father.