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Hero Hunter and the Wonky White Cells

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, understanding what is happening can be very overwhelming, not only for the child but for their family, friends and other children around them. Sarah Stanley has helped to make this discussion a little easier for children by creating the wonderful book titled Hero Hunter and the Wonky White Cells.

Sarah initially created the book for her Godson Hunter, the little superhero who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in 2016. Hunter was only three years old when he was diagnosed and his intense treatment effected his weight, his ability to walk, feed and go to the toilet.

It soon became apparent that the book might have a wider audience, as it was an easy way for other children and even parents to understand what children with leukaemia go through.

Hero Hunter and the Wonky White Cells explores the science and journey of childhood leukaemia, from diagnosis to treatment. The book uses easy to understand analogies to describe complex concepts, well complimented by Sarah’s illustrations.

As a General Practitioner, Sarah said creating this book was the perfect trinity of her passions of medicine, education and creativity – along with the underlying importance of family. It was important for Sarah to create all aspects of the book, including the illustrations.

“I wanted to demonstrate the medical side to treatment in its realness, so when children see these things in hospital they are prepared and it’s not as scary.” She said.

“I hope it can help young children to better understand leukaemia. It has already done the number one job, which was to help Hunter.” Said Sarah.

Hunter recently became the first child to ring the treatment bell at the Perth Children’s Hospital to celebrate 100 days since his life-saving bone marrow transplant.

If you are interested in buying a copy of Hero Hunter and the Wonky White Cells, simply head to their Facebook page, where you can make a secure purchase through PayPal. The book costs $20 plus postage, with all profits going to charity, including CLCRF.

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Dr Rishi at Kai’s Big GOLD Ball

Guests of Kai’s Big GOLD Ball this year are in for a treat with the recent announcement of Dr Rishi Sury Kotecha as a guest speaker! Dr Rishi is a highly-qualified clinician-scientist and is currently conducting childhood cancer research in the CLCRF lab at the Telethon Kids Institute (TKI).

Dr Rishi’s research expertise lies in preclinical and clinical leukaemia. CLCRF is proud to help fund many of his research projects at TKI, which all have the fundamental goal to improve the outcome for children suffering from leukaemia.

Dr Rishi has authored over 30 original research articles and he and his team recently had a manuscript published in a high impact journal. This significant achievement has allowed the team to share their findings on how a particular drug, called Romidepsin, has showed benefits in infant leukaemia.

With Dr Rishi’s wealth of knowledge and natural charisma, there is no doubt that his guest appearance is going to be one of many highlights at Kai’s Big GOLD Ball this year.

Have you bought your tickets yet? Don’t miss out! buy-tickets

Kai’s Big GOLD Ball will take place on Saturday 31 August at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and tickets are selling fast! Click here to purchase individual tickets or tables of 10.

Find out more about Kai’s Big GOLD Ball.

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Strengthening our Relationship with Beyond Bank

Foundation CEO Andrea Alexander recently attended a function at Optus Stadium to meet the Board Members of Beyond Bank. This was a great opportunity for the Foundation to strengthen our relationship with Beyond Bank and meet other community partners.

We would like to give a special thanks to Katie Tillson Voss and Georgina Nicholas for the invitation to the function, which also featured a guest talk by Dale Alcock.

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Over $6,000 Raised at the Perth Tradies Expo

This year’s Toolmart Perth Tradie Expo took place over the weekend of Friday 21 to Sunday 23 of June at Ascot Racecourse. The annual Expo is open to the general public and provides a once a year opportunity for tradies and DIY enthusiasts to purchase tools and equipment at special prices.

CLCRF was fortunate enough to be invited back to the Expo this year to collect the gold coin donations on entry, along with the Desperate for Love Dog Pound Rescue.

We had a wonderful team of volunteers who helped collect these donations at the front gates and even Foundation Chairman Geoff Cattach was there to help out. We are thrilled to announce that over the three days, we were able to collect a grand total of $6,135.15, outshining last year’s total of $5,182.45!

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Gaming for a Good Cause

There are many ways to raise money for a charity – whether it be through events, online donations or workplace giving – but CLCRF supporter Ryan has taken fundraising to the next level, through online gaming.

Since early this year, Ryan has been playing the popular multiplayer game Fortnite under the online alias of ExcessiveRage to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research. He does this by streaming his gameplay on Twitch, a streaming service widely regarded as the online home for video game enthusiasts. The Twitch audience can watch Ryan play Fortnite live and if they like what they see and want to help him support the cause, they can send a donation through his channel to CLCRF.

Ryan’s decision to turn his online gaming into a fundraising initiative stems from his own personal connection with the cause. “Unfortunately like many others, I’ve seen a family member experience childhood cancer and witnessing the treatment broke my heart.” Says Ryan, “So I figured I had to do something to raise awareness and funds to fight it.”

Ryan got the idea from seeing fundraising efforts by streamers in other countries, some of which have been able to raise huge amounts of funds for charities. In fact, last year at a gaming convention, popular streamer Tyler Blevins (aka Ninja) participated in a charity stream that raised over $2million for a Memphis Children’s Research Hospital.

In Australia this is still a relatively new concept that is yet to reach the same level of popularity as in America or other countries. Ryan is the first online gamer using a streaming service to fundraise for CLCRF and he has already raised an incredible total of $311!

As for the future of Ryan and his fundraising initiatives, he hopes to continue streaming through ExcessiveRage to not only raise funds for CLCRF but to also raise awareness for the need for childhood cancer research. One of Ryan’s future goals is to run a stream lasting several hours in order to hit a goal of $5,000 for CLCRF.

“I get a lot of positive feedback when new people come check out the stream.” Says Ryan. “It’s rewarding.”

We think this form of fundraising is extremely exciting and we couldn’t be more appreciative for the innovative way in which Ryan is helping The Foundation.

If you would like to check out Ryan’s stream and help him raise funds for CLCRF, the best way to keep track of when he goes live is through the following social media channels:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rageexcessive

Instagram: www.instagram.com/ttvexcessiverage

You can find Ryan’s Twitch profile, ExcessiveRage, here: https://www.twitch.tv/excessiverage

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South West Bike Trek back for 2019!

After having huge success in previous years, we are so excited for the South West Bike Trek to be back in 2019!

The 2019 South West Bike Trek is set to commence on Sunday 13 October in Subiaco near the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation office and it will finish in Augusta on Saturday 19 October. The wonderful event has once again been organised by CLCRF member and trek organiser, Eric Maddock, with the help of Lions and Rotary Clubs.

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Kayakers raise $2300 for CLCRF

In the words of Greg Robertson, President of Mo55sKC:

THE Mo55sKC held its annual fundraiser paddling event at Mandurah’s Estuary Bridge foreshore on Monday 29 April. A great launch point with excellent BBQ/picnic facilities; something for paddlers and landlubbers alike!

This year the Yahoo over 55’s Bushwalking Club were invited to participate, and helped swell total involvement to over 70 for the event.

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Registrations are now open for the 2019 Sun-Herald City2Surf!

The Sun-Herald City2Surf presented by Westpac has raised over $40 million since 2008 when the fundraising tally was first recorded. This year City2Surf aims to help raise another $5,000,000 for more than 900 charities.

Join CLCRF at the iconic Sun-Herald City2Surf, Australia’s biggest fun run. Be one of 80,000 people to make their way from Hyde Park to the most spectacular finish line in the world, Bondi Beach!

By taking part in this event, you will be helping us fund vital child cancer research. Help us get new treatments to patients faster. Find out how to support us below!

How to set up a City2Surf supporter page:
Setting up an online supporter page in the City2Surf is easy!

Step 1: Register as an event participant online at the City2Surf official website.
Step 2: As CLCRF is a non-featured charity, skip the charity selection part of the City2Surf registration.
Step 3: After completing the event registration form, follow the prompts to visit the City2Surf fundraising website.
Step 4: Create your personal City2Surf supporter page and select us, Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation as your charity to support.
Step 5: Personalise your page with a profile photo and tell everyone why you’re supporting CLCRF.
Step 6: Share your unique supporter page link with your friends, family and colleagues, via email and social media.

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Run For a Reason with CLCRF

Now in its 10th year, the HBF Run for a Reason is Western Australia’s most well-loved event. Over a decade, participants and supporters have raised over $9 Million for more than 190 charities! And the 2019 event is going to be extra special with the goal to smash $10 Million raised in 10 years.

Each year thousands of people of all ages flood the streets of the CBD to get active while raising money for some amazing causes. Event course distances include a 4k, 12k, and 21k half marathon which can be run or walked.

Help make a difference to children and families across Australia with leukaemia by choosing the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation as your reason when you take part in the HBF Run for a Reason – Sunday, 19 May 2019.

Last year, 20 runners raised a massive $4,443 for the foundation which went directly into child cancer research. With the $10 million goal in sight for HBF, we are hopeful in smashing last years amount! Find out how you can help below!

How to set up a HBF Run for a Reason supporter page
Setting up an online supporter page for HBR Run for a Reason is easy!

Step 1: Register as an event participant online at the Run for a Reason official website.
Step 2: As CLCRF is a non-featured charity, skip the charity selection part of the Run for a Reason registration.
Step 3: After completing the event registration form, follow the prompts to visit the Run for a Reason fundraising website.
Step 4: Sign up to create your personal Run for a Reason supporter page and select us, Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation as your charity to support.
Step 5: Personalise your page with a profile photo and tell everyone why you’re supporting CLCRF.
Step 6: Share your unique supporter page link with your friends, family and colleagues, via email and social media.

Don’t go at it alone, gather the crew and walk, jog or run as a team. Family, friends, work colleagues, we’d love to see everyone at HBF’s 10th-anniversary celebration!

 

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Registrations now open for Sydney’s annual Pub2Pub Charity Fun Run!

On Sunday, August 25 this year, the iconic Pub2Pub Charity Fun Run celebrates its 27th year of raising vital funds for Australian charities on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Organised by the Rotary Club of Brookvale, over those 27 years, the event has raised over $3.5 million dollars for wonderful organisations.

Whether you’re an avid runner or leisurely walker, the Pub2Pub Charity Fun Run and Festival is the perfect event for you. Choose from three different event options:

  • 13km run from Dee Why Beach to Newport Beach
  • 6km run from Warriewood to Newport Beach
  • 3km run or walk from Mona Vale to Newport Beach

New this year, Pub2Pub is also offering a Para Run in all three-course distances!

By taking part in this event and supporting the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation, you will be helping us fund vital child cancer research. Help us get new treatments to patients faster. Find out how to support us below!

How to set up a Pub2Pub supporter page
Setting up an online supporter page in the Pub2Pub is easy!

Step 1: Register as an event participant online at the Pub2Pub official website.
Step 2: As CLCRF is a non-featured charity, skip the charity selection part of the Pub2Pub registration.
Step 3: After completing the event registration form, follow the prompts to visit the Pub2Pub fundraising website.
Step 4: Create your personal Pub2Pub supporter page and select us, Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation as your charity to support.
Step 5: Personalise your page with a profile photo and tell everyone why you’re supporting CLCRF.
Step 6: Share your unique supporter page link with your friends, family and colleagues, via email and social media.