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.
There is a growing gap between the need and the donation of organ and tissue in Australia. Children's Heart Disease is the leading cause of death and disability in children, affecting up to 1 in 100 live births
Creating events that encourage more people to be more active more often to improve the health of Australians
Raising much needed funds to support ZRF's ongoing campaign to increase donations of organ and tissue in Australia and also the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
The following special people support us
Captain of the Australian Women's Test, ODI and T20 Cricket Teams
Aaron Finch – 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