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Run for Childhood Cancer Research

Registrations are now open for the 2020 HBF Run for a Reason! This year, Western Australia’s most well-loved community event will take place on Sunday, May 24.

You can help us raise important funds for childhood cancer research by choosing the Foundation as your reason to participate in either the Commonwealth Bank 4k, the Kleenheat 12k or the Brooks Half Marathon.

As the Foundation does not receive State or Federal funding, we rely on the generous support of the community at these wonderful events to help us ensure the ground-breaking research into childhood cancer can continue so that future generations can live cancer free.

The event is not only a great way to support an important cause, but it will also allow you to get active and have a good time with your family and friends. Not a runner? Don’t sweat it! You are free to run, walk, jog or roll your way to the finish line!

The Commonwealth Bank 4km course is the perfect non-competitive course for those looking to have a fun day out with their family and friends. The 4km course takes you on a scenic tour of Perth as you make your way along the Swan River. It’s also loaded with fun surprises and entertainment!

The Kleenheat 12km course is a great choice for those who are looking for more of a running challenge or need a longer walk to chat to their friends. If you are a seasoned runner or attempting your longest run yet, the Brooks Half Marathon promises to get those legs pumping with a flat, fast course.

How to set up a HBF Run for a Reason supporter page:

Setting up an online supporter page for HBF Run for a Reason is easy! Find out how you can help raise funds for childhood cancer research at this wonderful community event below:

Step 1. Register online as a participant through the Run for a Reason website.

Step 2. 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 on social media!

Early bird tickets for the HBF Run for a Reason are available until Tuesday, March 10 so register now to save! We would like to thank you in advance for supporting the Foundation.

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Spoil your partner this Valentine’s Day!

Are you stuck on what to get your partner for Valentine’s Day? Why not spoil them with a Digital Entertainment™ Membership?

The all-new Digital Entertainment™ Memberships allow you to conveniently search, save and redeem thousands of offers near you in an instant. With new offers added regularly, you no longer need to wait until May every year to get your new discounts!

Who wouldn’t love to be given thousands of savings on dining, shopping, activities, travel and hotels? The various 50% off or 2-for-1 style offers will also be a great way for you and your partner to discover new favourites!

Not only is this gift such great value but it is also user-friendly, environmentally sustainable, and it will help fund vital research into childhood cancer. That’s right, for every Digital Entertainment™ Membership sold, 20% will go towards continuing the important work being done at CLCRF.

We can’t think of a better way to impress your Valentine!

Discover real entertainment and begin creating lifelong memories by purchasing your Digital Entertainment™ Membership today!

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Welcome aboard, Kylie!

We would like to extend our warmest welcome to the newest addition to the CLCRF team, Kylie Dalton! Kylie will be coming on board as our Head of Development, a newly created role that has stemmed from the desire to create, build and grow CLCRF’s corporate and community relationships.

Kylie is no stranger to CLCRF, having been involved with the Foundation for over eight years on many levels. Our supporters may already know Kylie as the one who organises our events and has been the driving force behind our much-loved Family Night Out, Dance for A Cure, Friends of Finlay Camp Out and Quiz Night events. Her team from Absolute Edge Media provided all of the PR and Digital that you have seen over the past six years.

“I volunteer, have provided my services through my company Absolute Edge Media and now I am thrilled to be taking on the role of Head of Development,” said Kylie. “There is so much to achieve and I can’t wait to roll my sleeves up and get stuck in.”

“My biggest role is to build stronger relationships and bring to the fold large regular donors so that we can continue funding exciting research. There are so many opportunities right now to fund at the clinical trial level.”

We are thrilled to have Kylie join the CLCRF team and are confident that she will help us flourish during an exciting growth phase for the Foundation.

“Using my skills, qualifications and natural born talent for fundraising, I couldn’t think of a better place to create magic,” said Kylie.

With so much opportunity to build on existing research projects and discover new ones, we have no doubt that with the right strategies and team in place we will see even more advancements in childhood cancer research in the near future.

We are delighted to have you on board, Kylie!

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40 years of making a difference

This year is a very special one for the Foundation, as it marks our 40th year of raising funds and awareness for childhood cancer research! Upon reaching this milestone, we reflect on our past achievements and look forward to continuing to make a difference in the lives of children and families facing a cancer diagnosis.

Over the past 40 years, we have raised a substantial amount of funds for important research projects at the Telethon Kids Institute which has assisted children in WA, nationwide, and internationally. One of our biggest achievements would have to be funding the first cancer cell bank, which has contributed to positive outcomes for a number of families.

We are so proud of the ground-breaking work we have helped to fund over the years and have been thrilled to see survival rates increase as a result. It was recorded that only 20 per cent of children with cancer survived 50 years ago, which has since improved to 80 per cent for some forms of cancer.

There is still however a lot more work to be done and we are committed to ensuring this research can continue so that future generations can live cancer free.

As we do not receive any government funding, our biggest goal going into this milestone year is to grow our support base. CLCRF relies significantly on the generosity of our community and there are so many ways, big and small, to help us to continue to make a difference.

We have a lot of exciting plans in store for our supporters this year and we encourage you to keep an eye on our socials to stay across all of our upcoming opportunities and events. To stay in the know, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, and sign up to our email newsletter. 

We would like to sincerely thank everyone who has supported us over the past 40 years, the Foundation would not be where it is today without your support! A special thanks goes to our members who have been critical to the ongoing success of the Foundation. Not a member yet? Become one today!

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Katelyn jumps ship!

This month, the Foundation will sadly say goodbye to an integral part of the CLCRF family, Executive Assistant Katelyn Lush.

Katelyn has been working at the Foundation for seven years and she has been such great value to the team, always showing her dedication by going above and beyond to support the cause.

In 2016, Katelyn shaved her head to raise $13,500 for childhood cancer research. She then decided to push herself and her fundraising efforts even further in 2018 by participating in the CLCRF South West Bike Trek, spending 10 months training in the lead-up to the 600km ride.

Katelyn proved that you can do anything you can set your mind to and she was one of the first to put her hand up to participate in the Bike Trek again the following year.

“I will miss working with such a great team and doing fun things to raise awareness and vital funding for child cancer research,” said Katelyn.

As sad as Katelyn’s departure is for the Foundation, we are so proud to see her be offered such an exciting opportunity at the Royal Australian Navy as a Boatswains Mate. Katelyn will start her training in March and we have no doubt that she will excel in the role.

When asked if she will continue to support the Foundation, Katelyn did not hesitate to express her dedication. “Absolutely!” Katelyn declared. “First I was a volunteer, then I became a staff member and now I will get to continue my support in a whole new way as a Member.”

As our newly appointed Communications Coordinator, Sophie Galati will be taking over Katelyn’s responsibilities at the CLCRF office. “I know I’ve got big shoes to fill,” said Sophie. “But I’m so excited to join the wonderful team at CLCRF and be a part of an organisation that does such important work.”

On behalf of everyone at the Foundation, we would like to thank Katelyn for all of her hard work and commitment over the past seven years and we wish her all the best on her new venture. The Royal Australian Navy is lucky to have you, Katelyn! Your enthusiasm, motivation and positivity will be truly missed by us all.

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Entertain yourself all year round!

CLCRF has been fundraising with Entertainment™ for over 20 years now and for the first time ever, they have decided to go 100% digital with their all-new memberships, offering an exciting new way for our supporters to support the Foundation!

Entertainment™ has taken the best things about their Entertainment Book and turned it into 3 new Digital Memberships, allowing you to conveniently search, save and redeem thousands of offers near you in an instant. New offers are also added regularly for more value all year round!

You no longer need to wait until May each year to get your new discounts – you can purchase your Entertainment™ Membership at any time of the year, and it will update the offers available as you go. You can then renew annually from your subscription date if you choose to.

When you purchase your Digital Entertainment™ Membership from us, 20% of each sale will go towards continuing CLCRF’s ground-breaking research into childhood cancers.

Here’s why you’ll LOVE the new Digital Entertainment™ Memberships:

  • 12 months of savings – you’ll always get a full year no matter when you purchase
  • User-friendly and you can instantly search offers near your exact location
  • 20% of every sale goes towards a good cause
  • Environmentally sustainable, with no wasted paper from unused vouchers
  • New offers added automatically so there’s no more waiting for the next print run
  • Makes for the perfect gift that keeps on giving for your friends and family

Purchase your Digital Entertainment™ Membership today!

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Make a Difference in 2020!

It’s a new year, which means it’s time to put your New Year’s resolutions in motion! New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity to make a positive change in your life and help make a difference.

There are so many ways, big and small, to become involved with CLCRF and help make a difference in the lives of children facing a cancer diagnosis.

This year, why not become a CLCRF member? CLCRF is a low maintenance, low involvement charitable organisation and as a member you can be confident that your financial donation goes directly to the important research into childhood cancer.

As a member, you will be sent newsletters, keeping you informed about the Foundation and the successes that your support has helped make possible. You will also be invited to participate in the numerous exciting events we hold each year and will have voting rights at our AGM.

Becoming a CLCRF member is not the only way you can help support the Foundation! Here are some other ways you can help to make a difference this year:

With so many ways to support childhood cancer research at CLCRF, there is no reason why you can’t fulfil your resolution to help make a difference in 2020!

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Making a difference on their special day

Earlier this year, good friends of the Foundation, Nicole Carey and Gary Ronayne, got married in the beautiful town of Athlone, Ireland. On the biggest day of their lives, they decided to help make a difference in the lives of children facing a cancer diagnosis.

In lieu of wedding favours, Nicole and Gary chose to make a donation towards childhood cancer research at CLCRF on behalf of each guest. A total of $300 was donated towards the Foundation thanks to the couple’s generous incentive.

“Thank you for being part of our special day,” read the wedding favour cards that greeted guests on their table. “We have made a donation in your honour to The Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation. We feel the best gift we can give is the gift of helping others.”

The couple are great friends of the Foundation and long-time supporters of the cause. Gary is involved with the Morley Gaels Gaelic Football Association who have been supporting CLCRF for many years, having donated nearly $10,000 to the Foundation. The club also proudly wears the CLCRF logo on their shirts.

With Nicole originally from Belfast in Northern Ireland and Gary from Cork in Ireland, they decided to marry in the middle –  Athlone, a beautiful town on the River Shannon.

We would like to thank Nicole and Gary for their generosity and for thinking of the Foundation on such a special and momentous occasion in their lives.

Donating in lieu of wedding favours is a growing trend that speaks to the desire to make a difference in the world. By helping to raise funds for important research into childhood cancer, we couldn’t think of a more meaningful way to thank guests for their presence.

Are you or someone you know planning on tying the knot soon? Or maybe you have a birthday, christening or another special event coming up? Get in contact with us today via email or on (08) 9363 7400 about making a donation to childhood cancer research in lieu of gifts!

 

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Give back this holiday season through the Paypal Giving Fund

On December 3, PayPal announced their exciting new #GivingTuesday campaign, giving all not-for-profit organisations and charities the chance to receive extra funds throughout the holiday season!

Donors simply need to make a donation through the PayPal Giving Fund and PayPal will match 10% of that donation for the chosen charity.

That means, if you make a $100 donation to CLCRF, the Foundation will actually receive $110! This is a wonderful way for our supporters to help us raise extra funds for childhood cancer research during the season of giving.

The PayPal Giving fund allows for secure online donations with no fees for organisations or individual donors, meaning you can rest assured that 100% of the funds will be distributed directly to the Foundation.

Donations will be matched on a first come, first served basis until December 31 or until a $50,000 donation cap has been reached. So be sure to make the most of this generous offer while it lasts and help support childhood cancer research.

Donate through the PayPal Giving Fund now!