IDM Walk With Midwives 2018
Walk with Midwives
International Day of the Midwife
5 May 2018
Established by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), International Day of the Midwife (IDM) is an occasion to celebrate Midwives and what they do for the world.
The World Health Organisation, UN agencies and other international agencies all agree that Midwives are the key to achieving reductions in maternal and new-born deaths and disabilities. Globally, over 340,000 women and almost three million infants die as a result of preventable pregnancy and childbirth complications each year. Most of these deaths would be prevented if there were enough qualified and adequately resourced midwives. There is substantial evidence to support the fact that Midwives save lives.
So take this opportunity to celebrate International Day of the Midwife with your colleagues and peers, make new friends within Midwifery and grow your support base.
Walking with Midwives on IDM is a long standing tradition. Bring your family and friends and show your support for one of the world's oldest professions.
Register Your Walk
All walks will be listed as the details are returned to ACM Events. For all enquiries please don't hesitate to contact ACM Events team at any time.
Register to Walk
Register for a walk near you! Please see below for the list of registered walks. Registration includes donation to Rhodanthe Lipsett Foundation and insurance for the event.
Bussleton Jetty Midwives Walk
Join the ACM South West WA Midwives and Student Midwives on May 5 2018 and walk for IDM.
Start Time: 10:00am registration for a 10:30am start.
Address of start: Equinox Cafe Queen Street Bussleton Jetty/foreshore.
Address of finish: Equinox Cafe Queen Street Bussleton Jetty/foreshore.
Bring family and friends, not: dogs are not allowed on the jetty bu the foreshore is fine when they are on a lead.
Canberra Midwives Walk
Join the ACM Canberra Staff and ACT Branch on May 5 to walk around Lake Burley Griffin to celebrate IDM.
Start Time: 10:00am
Address of start: Regatta Point
Address of finish: Regatta Point
Wear something purple in support of Midwives!
"Go the extra mile" Walk with Midwives - SA ACM Branch
Join the SA ACM Branch to celebrate IDM on Saturday May 5 to celebreate IDMl.
Start time: 7:45am registration for 8:00am start.
Address of Start: Victoria Park Grandstand. 140 Fullarton Road, Rose Park SA 5067 (the Velo Precinct Cafe)
Address of finish: Victoria Park Grandstand. 140 Fullarton Road, Rose Park SA 5067 (the Velo Precinct Cafe)
The Walk will conclude with breakfast or coffee at The Velo Precinct Cafe. All participants registered for the walk will be eligible for a 5% discount off their breakfast.
IDM Friends & Gippsland Midwives Traralgon Creek Track Walk
Join the ACM Gippsland Branch to walk for IDM on Friday May 4.
Start time: 9:45am registration for a 10:00am start.
Address of Start: Carpark of Trarlgon Tennis Courts
Address of finish: FoodCo. on Franklin. (217 Franklin Street Traralgon)
The walk will conclude at 11:00am at FoodCo, join us for a well earnt coffee and brunch. Please click here to see the route for walk
Korogoro Walking Tail
Join Kempsey Midwives on May 6 and walk the Korogo Walking trail to celebrate IDM
Start time: 9:00am
Address of Start: Gap Beach Carpark, Hat Head
Address of finish: Gap Beach Carpark, Hat Head
The walk will finish witha swim in Hat Head Creek and some light refreshments. We look forward to seeing you there.
Please also note the hike is Grade 4 so experienced walkers recommended
For more information on the walking track please click here.
Lake Parramatta Walk and Presentation
Join us at Lake Parramatta to celebrate IDM with a walk on May 6 2018.
Start time: 9:30am registration for 10:00am start.
Address of Start: Lake Parramatta, meet outside the cafe
Address of finish: Lake Swimming edge
The walk will conclude with Auntie Kerrie Kenton, of the Darug and Dhunghutti Nations will share some of her birthing knowledge. We look forward to seeing you there!
Perth Kings Park Walk
Join us in Perth for a walk around Perth Kings Park to celebrate IDM on May 5.
Start time: 10:00am
Address of Start: Lord Forest Statue - Fraser Avenue Kings Park.
Address of finish: Lord Forest Statue - Fraser Avenue Kings Park.
Look forward to seeing you all there
Rockhampton Riverbank Walk
Join Central Queensland Midwives and walk to celebrate IDM on May 5 2018.
Start time: 7:00am
Address of Start: Corner of Derby and Quay Street Rockhampton City.
Address of finish: Coffee Club by the River on Quay Street.
The walk will conclude at The Coffee Club by the River on Quay Street, join us for a coffee or breakfast after your walk
Sydney Redfern Walk
Celebrate this IDM joining Aboriginal Midwives, Elders, families and friends at RAMS (Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service) on Friday May 4.
Start time: 10:45am arrival for an 11:00am start
Address of Start: Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service
Address of Finish: University of Sydney - National Centre
University of Sydney will be hosting a wonderful celebration from 12:00 pm - 1:00pm at the National Centre. More details to come.
VIC Branch IDM Walk Around the Gardens
Join the ACM Vic Branch for a walk around Carlton Gardens to celebrate IDM on May 5.
Start time: 11:00am
Address of Start: Royal Exhibiton Building, Carlton Gardens. (9 Nicholson St, Carlton)
Address of finish: Carlton Gardens
The walk is departing from Carlton Gardens, then heading to the Treasury Gardens followed by Fitzroy Gardens. We will stop for a coffee on the way. We look forward to seeing you there!
Walk the Bridges - Northam WA
Join us for a walk to celebrate IDM starting at Riversedge Cafe on May 5.
Start time: 8:00am
Address of Start: Riversedge Cafe Carpark.
Address of finish: Riversedge Cafe Carpark.
The walk will conclude with breakfast at Riversedge Cafe. Look forward to seeing you there.
Wonthaggi Central Area Trail
Join the South Gippsland Midwives on May 5 to walk the Wonthaggi Central Area Trail
Start time: 9:30am
Address of Start: Bottom Carpark, BCH, West Area Road.
Address of finish: Bottom Carpark BCH
Exact route to be confirmed on the day, weather and birth dependent. There will be cake and champagne at the end! For more information please click here
We can't wait to celebrate IDM with you!
**All walkers must be registered through the ACM website to be covered by ACM's public liabilirty insurance.
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