40K in 40 days

Fat Bike goes to family who wheelie deserves it

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the whole family suffers. During our recent 40kin40days campaign, we were introduced to the Anderson family, and learnt first-hand how the gruelling disease can be especially difficult for a child’s siblings.

Dan Anderson kindly shared with us the story about how his 10-year-old son Aiden has been affected by his sister Ivy’s cancer diagnosis, hoping to bring him some joy by winning him a well-deserved gift.

Ivy was diagnosed with Leukaemia in late May, just five days before her 7th birthday. Understandably, Aiden has struggled to come to terms with how his and his family’s life has been turned upside down as a result.

“Aiden appears to bottle things up inside and chooses to distract himself with other activities in these times, but his quietness lets us know he is feeling sad, overwhelmed, or something,” said Dan. “His mum and I talk to him often about his little sister and how things are progressing and what to expect, however he rarely shares with us how that makes him feel, at least openly anyway.”

Dan and his wife recently found out from the mother of one of Aiden’s school friends that Aiden had been talking to his best friends about how his sister’s illness is making him feel. “It was described that he was very sad,” said Dan. “He stated to them that he was depressed and that although he loved school, he no longer wished to attend, instead wanting to be home-schooled so he could be with his family.”

“I think he is extremely worried about his little sister and he is hurting inside but does his very best just to plod along and deal with each day as it comes.”

Despite it being a confusing and difficult time for Aiden, Dan has described his son as a very kind and caring boy. “He really goes out of his way to do the right thing and help others, considering their needs, wants and feelings before his own.”

“I am extremely proud of him and the written and verbal feedback we receive consistently about him brings tears of joy and pride to both his Mum and I. Aiden is doing it a bit tough at the moment we feel, we just hope that he has the means and opportunity to let his feelings out so that he can get through this time with us in the best possible way.”

Dan nominated Aiden to win a Teng Tools Fat Bike, generously donated to us from our friends at Toolmart. We received a lot of wonderful nominations for this gift but, after reading this touching story, the decision to reward Aiden with the gift was an easy one to make.

Our heart goes out to Aiden and all of the children out there who have a sibling battling cancer. We know it’s a hard time for the whole family, but it is important to stay strong and keep hope.

We thank Dan for sharing his family’s story and send our love and well wishes to both Ivy and Aiden. We hope the Fat Bike will help bring some much-needed happiness into the Anderson family’s life.

 

 

Thank you for helping us spread kindness!

To help us celebrate our 40th Anniversary, we went a little crazy with our inaugural 40kin40days campaign. Instead of doing the standard fundraising campaign, we flipped our celebration on its head and gave YOU the gifts!

The goal of this campaign was to spread kindness and bring some joy into the lives of people who deserve it. To make this possible, some amazing Australian businesses jumped on board by generously donating gifts that we were able to put up for grabs.

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Make someone’s day and win $500!

If you haven’t already heard, we are giving away some pretty incredible gifts as part of our 40th Anniversary celebrations, thanks to some amazing Australian businesses. Now, to spread the kindness even further, we are thrilled to be giving you the chance to win $500 just by nominating someone you know!

This would not be possible without the support of a very generous sponsor that has jumped on board to help us make the most of our inaugural #40kin40days campaign. If this campaign has taught us anything, it’s how easy it is to spread kindness in the community, even during unprecedented times.

To go into the draw to win the $500 cash, all you need to do is head to 40kin40days.com.au and get nominating! If you have already nominated, don’t fret – you will automatically be entered into the drawn to win big.

With a whole heap of amazing gifts to nominate for, there are so many chances for you to win this amazing cash prize. So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at all of the amazing gifts up for grabs, head to the nomination form, and nominate someone you know now!

Perth cancer charity spreading kindness

Source: Western Suburbs WeeklyLaura Pond,

A CHILDREN’S cancer charity has launched a fundraiser with a difference – urging people to nominate others deserving of experiences from a Zoom session with national cricket coach Justin Langer to a down south getaway.

The Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation launched the 40k in 40 days initiative to mark the Subiaco-based charity’s 40th anniversary.

With the COVID-19 pandemic hampering original fundraising plans, it instead sought businesses to donate gifts and is encouraging people to nominate a deserving recipient.

Foundation head of development Kylie Dalton said the charity did not feel right seeking donations amid the pandemic so instead aimed to create a ‘circle of kindness’.

“We encourage everybody to get involved, we all must know somebody that needs a little bit of kindness,” she said.

“It’s why these 40 acts of kindness in the community can really make a difference.”

A different business and their gift is highlighted on each of the 40 days until June 30.

Foundation patron and coach of the Australian cricket team, Justin Langer, urged people to support the cause and donated a gift of a 30-minute chat via Zoom plus cricket memorabilia.

Other gifts include a stay at Pullmans Bunker Bay, vegetable garden makeover by Garden Gurus, $500 voucher to Leederville Cameras and meal kits from This Little Pig Went to Market.

Nominations can be made at www.40kin40days.com.au.

Gifts for the Giving

Source: The West Australian Newspaper – Friday 5 June 2020, Inside Cover

This year was supposed to be a big deal for the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation — the 40th anniversary of the organisation that helped create the world-renowned Telethon Kids Institute and annually raises $1 million for Telethon.

Across those four decades, CLCRF has directly contributed to research that has led to some childhood cancers going from a survival rate of just 20 per cent 40 years ago to up to 80 per cent today.

“When I started planning this year I had lots of celebrations in mind,” CLCRF head of development Kylie Dalton admitted.

Then COVID-19 hit. The research foundation had to scrap events that involved mass gatherings, and, while a pre-planned 40k in 40 Days initiative could have been staged virtually — other charities have gone down that path — Dalton didn’t think it was the right thing to do in the circumstances.

“We can’t ask supporters for money in such a challenging time, so, instead of asking for something, we’re giving something back,” she said.

For 40 days, which started on May 21 and runs to the end of this month, CLCRF has partnered with its corporate supporters to come up with a collection of 40 “gifts” that will be given away to worthy recipients. From a one-on-one session with organisation patron and cricket legend Justin Langer — what a ripper experience that would be for a school cricket team — to luxury goods and tradie services, the gifts also allow CLCRF to promote its corporate partners during a time when those businesses could really benefit from a profile boost.

You can nominate anyone or any organisation to receive a gift, so head to 40kin40days.com.au to share a little kindness in our community.

40k in 40 days: Children’s cancer charity marks anniversary with 40 Days of Kindness

Source: PerthNow: Laura Pond – Western Suburbs Weekly,

A CHILDREN’S cancer charity has launched a fundraiser with a difference – urging people to nominate others deserving of experiences from a Zoom session with national cricket coach Justin Langer to a down south getaway.

The Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation launched the 40k in 40 days initiative to mark the Subiaco-based charity’s 40th anniversary.

With the COVID-19 pandemic hampering original fundraising plans, it instead sought businesses to donate gifts and is encouraging people to nominate a deserving recipient.

Foundation head of development Kylie Dalton said the charity did not feel right seeking donations amid the pandemic so instead aimed to create a ‘circle of kindness’.

“We encourage everybody to get involved, we all must know somebody that needs a little bit of kindness,” she said.

“It’s why these 40 acts of kindness in the community can really make a difference.”

A different business and their gift is highlighted on each of the 40 days until June 30.

Foundation patron and coach of the Australian cricket team, Justin Langer, urged people to support the cause and donated a gift of a 30-minute chat via Zoom plus cricket memorabilia.

Other gifts include a stay at Pullmans Bunker Bay, vegetable garden makeover by Garden Gurus, $500 voucher to Leederville Cameras and meal kits from This Little Pig Went to Market.

Nominations can be made at www.40kin40days.com.au.

Kindness at heart of kids cancer campaign

Source: Post Newspapers, May 30 2020 – page 68

To mark its 40th anniversary the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation has launched the 40K in 40 days initiative, having connected with 40 businesses to provide gifts to those most deserving. Each gift, valued from $500 to $5000, and its associated busi-ness, will be featured on one of the 40 days of the campaign until June 30 on the campaign website and social media. Visit 40kin40days.com.au and nominate someone worthy of receiving a particular gift, creating a circle of kindness.

While 40Kin40days was originally planned to be a fundraising campaign, the current climate has forced the foundation to change, with the charity pivoting to have the K now stand for Kindness and pay it forward to their supporters instead.

“We’ve had to make a lot of changes with our celebra-tory year because of what is happening around the world, including making the hard decision to cancel all pre-planned campaigns and celebrations, because it just didn’t seem right to ask for money from our supporters.” Kylie Dalton, head of develop-ment for CLCRF, said.

Subiaco-based CLCRF has spent the past 40 years raising funds for childhood cancer research. It understands the effect isolation can have on families – working with many to tell their stories about repeatedly needing to spend months on end in hospital away from their extended family and friends.

The 40Kin40days initiative also aims to help support the donating businesses, with each of the 40 days dedicated to showcasing one business per day.

CLCRF patron and Australian cricket coach Justin Langer said: “I have enjoyed being a patron for CLCRF for the past 20 years and I’m really excited about the 40Kin40days campaign. I see this as being a great way to support those who re-ally need it. I hope you all get behind it too.”

Log on to www.40kin40days.com.au, choose one of the gifts, then submit a nominee, explaining why that person needs or deserves the chosen gift. Monetary contributions are welcome but the main purpose of the campaign is to create the circle of kindness and help people in need. Businesses able to donate a gift should contact CLCRF on 9363 7400.

Instead of asking, we are giving: The Perth charity doing it differently

Source: 6PR 882 – Sunday 24 May: 11:20am

Children’s Leukemia and Cancer Research Foundation is celebrating its 40th year this May.

Head of Development Kylie Dalton says the organisation had planned a campaign to raise $40 thousand in 40 days. But due to the economic climate decided to shine a spotlight on their supporters instead.

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