Spread the word about your challenge and raise much needed funds for Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.
How it works
Register and select a challenge distance to run over the month of October. The challenge distances are 25km, 50km, 100km, 150km and 200+km. Add to your total automatically by linking your Strava, Fitbit or MapMyFitness app to your fundraising profile and share with your supporters so they can watch you achieve your target over the month. You can also create or join a team and watch the km's really add up!!
Make sure you like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest on the challenge and get helpful tips along the way to keep you fit and energised to reach your goal.
To help you fundraise and share your experience, check out the resource page to find downloadable social content. Sharing your experience on your social channels is a great way to fundraise and to help Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation raise awareness of the growing gap between the need for organs and registered donors.
About Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation
Zaidee Rose Alexander Turner, aged 7 years and 22 days, died suddenly on 2nd December 2004 from a Cerebral Aneurism. 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.
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
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. Our team of more than 1200 talented researchers is dedicated to making discoveries that make a difference for children’s health.
MCRI’s research is informed by the problems faced by patients and, when a discovery is made, it is quickly transformed into practical treatments for children in the hospital and the community.
MCRI’s Cardiac Regeneration Laboratory team are world leaders in generating models of the heart from patient stem cells. This means that we use patient’s own stem cells to create a model of their heart in the laboratory. Using that model, we can then precisely investigate the cause of childhood heart disease in each specific patient to find the best available treatment for them.
The hope is to use these laboratory-hearts to better understand heart development and diseases, to test drugs for results and toxicity, to find treatments for congenital heart disease, and eventually to bioengineer heart tissues for transplantation during surgery.
MCRI’s Cardiac Regeneration Laboratory needs funding to conduct its important experimental work, from molecular genetic studies through to genomic studies using human patient stem cells.