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40Waysin40Days to support child cancer research

In the lead up to the 42nd anniversary of the inception of the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF) on May 21, 2022, The Foundation will share forty inspiring fundraising ideas to stimulate your philanthropic endeavours. This includes everything from the virtual to the sporting, from cake baking to head shaving. We call it, 40Waysin40Days.

It’s an understatement to say that the past two years have been challenging for this digital campaign, originally entitled 40Kin40days. In its launch year of 2020, like most charities experienced, the pandemic and lockdown forced us to go back to the drawing board. The brief hasn’t changed however – that is to create a circle of kindness. This campaign aims to foster awareness of the Foundation’s commitment to ensure the ground-breaking research we fund today will have a positive impact on our children of tomorrow, where no life is cut short by childhood cancers.

During the third iteration of this campaign, we invite our community of cancer fighting superheroes to put the ‘fun’ back into fundraising. Our donors love the classics. Pub quizzes, ‘free dress’ days, extreme sport challenges, and bake sales are all favourites for a reason. But have you considered CLCRF’s other fundraising channels? The Ruby Club, leaving a gift in your Will, volunteering, purchasing branded merchandise and workplace giving all deserve a lot more of our attention.

“To commemorate our inception and to continue our legacy, we are calling on you, our dedicated supporters to consider one of these forty ways of fundraising during the months of April and May to continue to support scientists in their quest to search for answers in cancer medicine. Or, come up with your very own fundraising idea!”

“CLCRF receives limited government funding. Only one per cent of government funding is given to children’s cancer research across Australia. Therefore, your help is crucial in improving CLCRF’s capacity to deliver lifesaving treatments to those in need,” said Kylie Dalton, Head of Development for CLCRF.

Inspired by those amazing one in six hundred Australian children who will develop a cancer before fifteen years of age, our dedicated researchers must continue their important work in understanding children’s leukaemia and cancer.

Kylie continued, “lives are changed forever from the moment of a childhood leukaemia or cancer diagnosis. Why not give one of our 40Waysin40Days a go and fundraise on the Foundation’s behalf, this month to fund projects that will help us find less harsh, more effective treatments.”

We hope you are inspired to fundraise on our behalf during the next forty days and we thank you for your continued support of the Foundation.

Follow along for the next forty days and check out our socials!

 

Get Eggcited with Entertainment!

To celebrate the Easter holidays, Entertainment is giving you three BONUS eGift Card options to choose from when purchasing a new membership – a Macpac eGift Card, BCF eGift Card or a Woolworths eGift.

An Entertainment Membership allows you to save on restaurants, cafes, entertainment, travel and shopping, with exciting new offers added regularly. The best part? Every sale helps support the vital research into childhood cancers, with 20% going towards our Foundation.

Hurry, this bonus eGift card offer ends on April 18! BUY NOW.

Chelsea’s chop for children with cancer

Friend of the Foundation, Chelsea Seymour, has raised over $700 for CLCRF by growing and subsequently cutting her luscious locks. Chelsea created a Just Giving Page where she invited her family and friends to support her initiative by donating towards childhood cancer research. Chelsea shared with us the two main reasons why she decided to support our Foundation in particular.

“Firstly, my two sisters-in-law have strong ties to the Foundation, and I have seen firsthand the incredible work this charity does,” explained Chelsea. “Secondly, with two children of my own, I can only imagine what the families affected by childhood cancer have to go through, so I wanted to do something, anything, practical to show my support.”

This way of fundraising was new to Chelsea, explaining that she has never cut her hair for a cause before. “I had relatively long hair about a year ago and just decided to keep it growing so I could donate a good length of it to Sustainable Salons for those who had lost or couldn’t grow their own hair for medical reasons”, said Chelsea. Sustainable Salons is a social enterprise that helps hair salons reduce their impact on the planet and invest in local communities. “It was a fairly passive way to fundraise really, but my gosh the shampoo and conditioner budget was eye-watering!”

Chelsea daringly said goodbye to the literal (and perhaps figurative) weight on her shoulders and we truly thank her. Committing to the chop in order to help make a positive difference in the lives of children with cancer, as well as others who are unable to grow their own hair is a commendable effort. We must also acknowledge her generous family and friends who helped her achieve a sizeable sum of $715.

“I had no idea how people would get behind it. I thought that people might throw a few dollars towards the endeavour, but when it was made clear I was fundraising for the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation, they were so generous,” expressed Chelsea. “The amount raised was an effort from just my family and friends and I’m so grateful they got behind it like they did.”

Mark’s Five Everestings Challenge for Childhood Cancer Research

On Easter Friday 15 April, a very adventurous CLCRF supporter, Mark Gibbens, will be attempting a world record five consecutive “Everestings” over five days in the hills of Adelaide.

As Mark explains, “Everesting” is fiendishly simple: Pick any hill anywhere in the world and ride repeats of it, up and down until you have climbed 8848 vertical metres – the equivalent height of Mt Everest.”

Mark’s aim is to climb 44,240 vertical metres in five days and hopes to raise funds for childhood cancer research in the lead up to the big day. “To get me to the start line, please donate generously to the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation and cheer me on,” Mark expressed on his fundraising page. “Please consider doubling your donation if I achieve the world record five Everestings.

We thank Mark for supporting our Foundation through this very courageous feat and we encourage you all to get behind him and show your support. You can support Mark by heading to his Just Giving Fundraising Page, where you can make a secure donation to the cause.

Support Childhood Cancer Research at Grill’d Scarborough

Once again, our Foundation has been chosen to participate in the Grill’d Local Matters initiative, this time with a jar at the Scarborough restaurant.

Each month, every Grill’d restaurant displays three Local Matters jars representing three different community groups. With every burger ordered, a token is handed over for customers to drop into the jar of their choice.

At the end of the month, $500 is split between the community groups, with the jar with the most tokens receiving a $300 donation and the other two each receiving a $100 donation.

This is an excellent way for the restaurant to give back and support the communities that have always supported them, while getting their customers involved to help make a difference.

Be sure to pop into Grill’d Scarborough before the end of March for a simple and delicious way to support a great cause. Grill’d Scarborough is located at 188 The Esplanade, Scarborough WA 6019, and is the perfect spot for a meal by the picturesque Scarborough Beach.

Congrats to our raffle winner!

Congratulations to our latest raffle winner who has just won $15,000! This raffle was drawn Monday 28 February (Permit Number: LS216367621) and we are excited to announce that the winning ticket was no. 034574.

A big thank you to everyone who supported this raffle and helped us raise funds for childhood cancer research.

We also congratulate our Ruby Club Bonus Draw winner, who has just won $1,000 cash! This month’s winner was Ticket Number 291274. When you join our Ruby Club, not only do you go into the our $15,000 draw, but you are also automatically entered into exclusive monthly draws to win $1,000 cash.

Our next raffle for $15,000 has already started and will be drawn on 29 June 2022. Tickets are just $2 and you can purchase as little or as many as you like! If you would like to be in the draw to win $15,000, head to our raffle website today.

If you would like to join our Ruby Club to give yourself more chances to win big, sign up today!

10-year-old Imani shaving head to support child cancer research

Imani Gruber, a passionate young supporter, is selflessly shaving her hair off to support the vital research into childhood cancers.

“I watched my Nan go through Cancer since I was born,” said 10-year-old Imani. “A family friend passed away from it. Kids should not go through that”.

Imani will be shaving her hair on Friday 18 March, and she has already smashed her fundraising goal of $2,000! As of right now, Imani has raised $2,648 through her Facebook Fundraiser page that her mother, Natasha, set up for her.

“I have wanted to shave my head for a long time now, when my Nan lost her hair.” Imani explained. “My mum told me when I was 10 I could do it. I just turned 10.”

We are so grateful for Imani’s generosity, choosing to support our Foundation through her selfless act. Thanks to her generous family and friends, we are excited to see this fundraising tally rise even more before her head shave next month!

“I feel kids need to live their life,” expressed Imani. “It’s tough for kids to have to go to hospital anytime – let alone maybe every day or week and be sick from the medication they are given to make them ‘better.’”

If you would like to support Imani’s fundraising, please consider donating towards her fundraising page. Every donation made will go a long way in helping future generations of children with cancer.

Summer rhythms to rock Quarry

Post Newspapers: Page 64 – POST, February 19, 2022

The healing power of music will transport audiences when the Rhythms of Life concert takes to the stage at the Quarry Amphitheatre on Saturday March 12 in aid of the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF). The Steve Hensby Band, a re-nowned nine-piece outfit, cover a selection of funk, soul, and pop classics, with a sprinkling of originals thrown into the mix. This force of nature features a healthy-sized horn section, and is very danceable. The Rose Parker Band will perform dreamy songs of passion, longing and celebration with a summery vibe from one of the West’s most beloved and original indie-folk maestros.

All proceeds from the Rhythms of Life concert support the brilliant work of the CLCRF, raising vital funds for research into childhood cancers. CLCRF also supports families as they negotiate the challenges of their child living with cancer. Cancer is the leading cause of death from disease in Australian children, with close to 1000 children and adolescents (0-19) diagnosed every year. CLCRF receives no government funding, relying instead on community support – especially through events such as Rhythm of Life.

It’s been a tough couple of years for the CLCRF family, with COVID forcing the cancellation of its last two fundraising concerts.

Gates open at 6pm for a 6.30 start at the Quarry  Amphitheatre, City Beach. General admission is $55 per adult. Bring your picnic blankets or fold-up, low-back chairs or buy inflatable chairs and picnic blankets on site to support the foundation. Grab your tickets now from rhythmsoflife.com.au.

Music for the Soul

The West Australian – Tuesday 15 February 2022

A successful performance for child cancer research

Last December, some of our incredible young supporters took the stage at Westfield Carousel to raise funds for childhood cancer research.

Ennika and DeriAnne, along with some of their friends, performed from 11am to 3pm at the popular shopping centre and raised an incredible total of $1364.50 for the Foundation!

“The fundraiser was a great event, and the crowd was good despite it being a very hot day,” said Ennika and DeriAnne’s mother, Ellis. “There are so many people we need to thank that made this event a success.”

Ellis would like to thank the following:

  • Westfield Carousel for the venue
  • Chatime for the fruit tea vouchers
  • B Chong for the Boost Juice vouchers
  • Lachlan for the sound and video equipment
  • Joshan for supporting the sound system
  • The performers and helpers: Ennika, DeriAnne, Kade, Ike, Nathan, Wayne, Kail, Sam, Daniel, Kav, Ned, Nav and Casey.

The Foundation would of course like to acknowledge the incredible efforts of Ellis, Ennika and DeriAnne. This was the fourth event these ladies have organised in aid of CLCRF. The amount they were able to raise is a true testament to their efforts, and it will go a long way to support the vital research into childhood cancers.

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