About Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation
Zaidee Rose Alexander Turner, aged 7 years and 22 days, died suddenly on 2nd December 2004 from a Cerebral Aneurysm. At the time of Zaidee’s death the Turner family had been registered Organ and Tissue Donors for 5 years. Zaidee donated her Organs and Tissues at the Royal Children’s Hospital, as were her wishes at the time. From this gift, the lives of seven other people were improved or saved. Zaidee’s parents, Kim and Allan, founded Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation to raise awareness of the need for increased organ and tissue donor registration in Australia.
Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation partners with various organisations and members of the sporting community and hosts events that promote an active lifestyle. Through these partnerships, the foundation shares information and promotes discussion within families just like the Turners about organ and tissue donation.
Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation also supports Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI). Murdoch Children's Research Institute is the largest child health research institute in Australia and one of the top three worldwide for research quality and impact. MCRI’s team of more than 1200 talented researchers is dedicated to making discoveries that make a difference for children’s health.
Awareness and Education
The role of Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation is to "Inspire Discussion" nationally to help increase the donation rate the wider community. To make everyone more aware of the benefits of what organ and tissue donatuon can provide to those that are in need of a transplant today or in the future.
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) is Australia's most influential child health research institute and top three globally. MCRI's world-leading research improves clinical practice for diagnosing or treating children and adolescents, imforming best practice in child healthcare and shaping Government policy across Australia and around the world. MCRI's team of over 1500 researchers and staff is dedicated to making discoveries to give children and families the best possbil outcomes for a healthy and fulfilled life.
Creating events that encourage more people to be more active more often to improve the health of Australians
Captain of the Australian Women's Test, ODI and T20 Cricket Teams.
Captain of the Australian Cricket Team in limited overs Cricket.
Port Adelaide Football Club - Defender.
Australian Lawn and Indoor Bowls Representative.
The following organisations help keep the cogs turning at Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation