Music is a huge part of our lives. Recently we heard that Mrs Lazarus, our beloved music teacher from secondary school, had undergone hip surgery and has experienced post-surgery complications which required admission into the intensive care ward. There is no National Health Service in India, and limited health insurance facilities, and the resulting medical bills have put a significant financial strain on Mrs Lazarus and her husband.
We decided to do something to help.
The St. Michael's Academy band from the late 80s (yes - that is 25 years ago!) is running a fund-raising international marathon relay, and we need your support and contributions. Just viewing the old photos (yes, there were colour photos back then - complete with decapitation!) and trendy stone-wash jeans is surely worth something?!!
Here is the plan for June 1, 2013.
Leg 1: Stephen Alberts (Bass) Running experience: None!
Location: Melbourne, Australia Weather forecast: Cool 21°C
Start time: 9:00 local time (4:30am IST) Theme song: Billy Joel - You may be right, I may be crazy
Leg 2: Jaideep Vivekanand (Guitar)?? Running experience: Plenty
Location: Chennai, India???? Weather forecast: Hot 32°C
Start time: 6:00am IST???? Theme song: Glen Frey – The heat is on
Leg 3: Ashwin Narayanan (Vocals)?? Running experience: None!
Location: Bangalore, India? ?? Weather forecast: Hot 32°C
Start time: 7:00am IST ???? Theme song: Beatles – Don’t let me down
Leg 4: Tom Samuel (Guitar)??? Running experience: This distance is child’s play!
Location: Vienna, Austria???? Weather forecast: Cool 16°C
Start time: 5:00am (8:30am IST)?? Theme song: Bryan Adams – Run to you
Each leg will be a distance of 10.55km, making up the total marathon distance. St Michaels Academy alumni are welcome to join the lead runner on any leg. The results will be posted online.
Thank you very much
Stephen, Jaideep, Ashwin, and Tom