Better Foundation is the charity which supports Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospitals and exists to build partnerships in the Western Sydney community to raise vital funds for state of the art equipment, world’s best practice research and advanced education for medical staff. A relatively new charitable organisation, Better Foundation has donated more than $130,000 to the hospitals.
Neuroblastoma is a devasting childhood cancer with the average age of diagnosis being just two years old. Survival of rates for aggressive neuroblastoma are only 50% and it claims more lives of children under the age of five than any other cancer.
We don’t need a miracle; just more research.
Neuroblastoma Australia, is a registered charity founded by families with children affected by the disease and has raised over $1.4 million for research into a cure for this complex cancer.
You can make a difference. When you register for NAB RunWest simply note Neuroblastoma Little Heroes under Community Challenge and 25% of your ticket registrations will go towards future sports events which support our charity. You can also choose to fundraise for us when you register or donate directly through this page to help fund targeted neuroblastoma research.Find Out More
Australia’s pre-eminent youth organisation working with Police and community to empower young people to reach their potential, PCYC’s mission is to get young people active in life. The charity works with young people to develop their skills, character and leadership, and to reduce and prevent crime by and against young people. PCYC was established in 1937 by Police Commissioner William John MacKay. It was a partnership forged with the community via Rotary to provide young people with a safe and positive alternative. Over 80 years later that vision has grown and now operates in 64 sport and recreational locations across NSW and is one of Australia’s leading youth-focused organisations.Find Out More
Can Too Foundation is an independent health promotion charity committed to funding cancer research. Its vision is to transform lives – through improving health and wellbeing in the community and supporting the research, prevention, care and control of cancer.
Offering professionally coached training programs using qualified and experienced coaches Can Too train all levels, from beginners to those more experienced, in structured training programs tailored to specific physical challenges. In return for professionally coached training programs, participants fundraise much-needed support for Australian cancer research to fund the most brilliant, innovative early career cancer researchers.
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As part of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is the largest paediatric centre in NSW specialising in treating seriously ill children. The Hospital provides specialist care for children from around Australia and across the Pacific Rim as well as community education, advocacy for improved child health and ground-breaking research into childhood illnesses, all in a positive, caring and healing environment.
Since 1989, the annual Bandaged Bear Appeal has fostered generations of giving from the community to support lifetimes of care for millions of patients and families at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Through the Appeal, we raised over $1million in 2018, and we are hoping to raise even more in 2019. These vital funds have helped to significantly advance medical equipment, install world-class facilities and further life-changing research, which over time, has resulted in less invasive procedures and the ability to get children back home to their normal lives sooner.
We are calling on the support of the community to help raise $1 million for the Bandaged Bear Appeal to ensure that life-changing and lifesaving advancements can continue for sick children and their families.
For 2019 we are partnering with Run West, so that everyone has the opportunity to join Team Bandaged Bear, and make a difference #forsickkids.
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Ronald McDonald House Westmead is built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalised the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed. In 2019, the House is expected to accommodate and support for over 1,200 families with a seriously ill child, allowing parents and carers to focus on the health of their child when they need it most.
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The John Maclean Foundation is the namesake charity of legendary Australian athlete, John Maclean. The John Maclean Foundation provides financial assistance to purchase items such as new wheelchairs, vehicle and house modifications, surgery and medical assistance, computers, remedial aids or any item that improves the quality of life for young Australian wheelchair users and their families. In many cases the families are surviving on extremely low incomes and Government assistance whilst incurring extraordinary costs associated with the welfare of their child. JMF provides financial assistance to purchase items such as new wheelchairs, vehicle and house modifications, surgery and medical assistance, computers, remedial aids or any item that improves the quality of life for the child and their family.Find Out More
Paralympics Australia is Australia’s leading sport organisation for people with disabilities. It helps Australians with disabilities participate in sport and compete at the Paralympic Games, and has done so successfully since it was established 1990.
Paralympics Australia plays a lead role in promoting Paralympic sport in Australia; supporting our Paralympians to Games success and fostering pathways for emerging Para-athletes. We also play a broader peak role in promoting the value of diversity and inclusion in sport by informing and inspiring people with disability to participate. We want all Australians with a disability to be given the access and means to take part in sport at the level that their desire can take them; whether that be in a competition at the local community hall, or representing our nation in a packed stadium in front of millions of television viewers, like Isis Holt or Ellie Cole.
To do this, we need your help. With less than two years to go until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, you can also choose to donate to Paralympics Australia via the RunWest website and help some of Western Sydney’s top athletes with disabilities achieve their sporting dreams.FIND OUT MORE
The rare disease patient is the orphan of the health system, often without diagnosis, without treatment, and therefore, without reason to hope. This needs to change.
The Steve Waugh Foundation is about Strength of Character. It’s at the core of what we do, from the people we support to the people who support us. We take a holistic approach to supporting children and young adults (0-25yrs) with the rarest diseases. Some children come for help once; others come back time and time again. We work to give these children and young adults a better quality of life, offering support and the opportunity to connect with others through individual grants, respite camps and raising awareness of rare diseases.