Here's a list of our Upcoming Events
EsCarpade for Camp Quality Camp Quality
21 – 28 October 2017
esCarpade 2016, a weeklong motoring adventure fuelled by fun, mateship and laughter! Fundraise and drive thousands of miles to help create a better quality of life for kids living with cancer. Join our wacky family for a week-long adventure of a lifetime, navigating off-road, through some of Australia’s most scenic landscapes while raising essential funds for Australian children’s cancer charity, Camp Quality.
It’s not a rally or a race but an adventure fuelled by fun, mateship, and laughter. Throughout the journey, esCarpadians drive their animated automobiles (which must be at least 20 years old) through rural towns, stopping to lend a hand in local communities and visiting schools with Camp Quality’s Primary School Education Program to dispel common myths and misconceptions surrounding cancer.Over the years, esCarpade has clocked up over 70,000km, driven through 285 Aussie towns and has raised over $15million for kids and their families who are affected by cancer.MORE INFO / REGISTER
Melanoma March for Melanoma Institute Australia
Melanoma March 2016
Melanoma March is a wonderful family and community event where participants walk, march and parade along a 4km course to raise awareness, remember loved ones lost to melanoma, and raise funds for vital research.
Melanoma March was established in 2012 by Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA). The inaugural Melanoma March, held in Manly, was initially a local event honouring the memory of those who have died from melanoma, while also providing an opportunity to raise vital funds and awareness.
The event quickly grew, becoming a national initiative of MIA and the major annual fundraising campaign to support ongoing melanoma research.
The Melanoma March campaign provides critical funding for an ambitious new MIA-led project that will ultimately transform the way patients are treated by shining a research light on melanoma care.MORE INFO / REGISTER
145Classic for Sir David Martin Foundation
Sunday 19th March, 2017
145Classic: Ride for Youth is a test of power and endurance – complete a 120km endurance ride from Sydney CBD to Kiama, with the option of joining the Jamberoo Mountain Challenge, a 25km timed ascent of Jamberoo Mountain Pass to Triple Care Farm at Robertson. A total ride of 145kms!
The late Governor of NSW, Sir David Martin had a dream that all young people should grow up “with safety, hope and opportunity”.
Before his death, Sir David set up a foundation to raise funds for young Australians in crisis and who need encouragement, guidance and hope. Almost twenty five years later, Sir David Martin Foundation’s goal remains the same—to help more young people turn their lives around and reach their potential.The Foundation’s major funding project is Triple Care Farm, an award winning residential rehabilitation program for youth (16-24yrs), located in rural NSW. The Farm provides an ideal environment of peace and healing for emotionally hurt and troubled youth, most of whom present with co-morbid conditions of drug & alcohol addiction and mental illness. But Triple Care Farm is not currently a detox facility. Clients are expected to arrive clean, highlighting a major gap in our treatment of youth addiction.
Big Red Ride for Muscular Dystrophy NSW
Sunday 26 November 2017
The Big Red Ride Sydney is not a race, rather a cycling challenge traversing the Sydney basin from Bondi Beach through Richmond, where there is an option to finish, and then on to the Blue Mountains.
Two riding options:
- Bondi to Richmond – 85km
- Bondi to Katoomba – 150km
Muscular Dystrophy is a devastating neuromuscular disorder which weakens and wastes the muscles. The most common form is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy which mainly affects boys. Onset of this condition is between 3 and 5 years of age and the disorder progresses rapidly with most boys completely dependent on an electric wheelchair by their early teens. Life expectancy for this disorder is usually only early twenties. There is no treatment, there is no cure and no boy survives.
Muscular Dystrophy NSW’s (MDNSW) goal is to improve the quality of life for all people affected by Muscular Dystrophy. A dedicated, skilled and enthusiastic team of staff continually work to improve the range of services, programs and events available for those living with the condition as well as their families and carers. MDNSW provides critical life-changing support and assistance people living Muscular Dystrophy including our innovative Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program, counselling, family retreats, children’s camps, medical, accessibility and communication equipment and access to sport and special interest programs.MORE INFO / REGISTER
RunforLife for San Foundation
Sunday 15 October 2017
The San RunforLife returns on Sunday 13 November. No matter what your running ability is, you can take part as a team with friends and colleagues, or bring your family for the 5km walk.
Participants will have the choice of a 5km or 10km course, with the 5km including walk or run options. Walkers are not permitted to enter the 10km event. The 10km course consists of a two-lap 5km course. The San Foundation hopes to attract close to 1500 individual, family, school, elite, and social walkers and runners in the 2016 event.
The San RunforLife Fun Run 2016 is fundraising to help us treat cancer patients:
- Run to celebrate survival – yours, your parents, your child’s, your siblings, your friend
- Run to remember the fight that others fought that didn’t make it – Run to honour their memory
- Run as a refusal to give in, run if you need closure
- Run to thank the doctors the nurses, the pharmacists, the physiotherapists, the chemotherapy nurses, the counsellors
- Run to show resilience, strength, courage, and that miracles do happen
- Run to show that wounds do heal, that pain does fade, that sadness passes and that whatever life we are blessed with, it’s worth living well
- Run to remember that the colours of cancer are many but so too are colours of those who continue to look for a cure, and those who treat and care for those who still rally against it
- Run to provide hope for those yet to fight the fight
Sydney Adventist Hospital, fondly known as ‘The San’, is a not for profit Hospital, which has been serving the health needs of the community for over 100 years. The San is the largest private and largest not-for-profit hospital in New South Wales. Each year our dedicated staff care for over 56,000 inpatients, 10,000 emergency patients and 135,000 outpatients.
The San Foundation is the principal fundraising body for our hospital and generates much needed funds for essential programs, equipment and buildings by holding such events at the annual San RunforLife.MORE INFO / REGISTER
Bare Creek Trail Run
Sunday 12 November 2017
The Bare Creek Trail Run is a great community event for runners and families alike. A 6km family run/walk and a 10km run for more experienced runners and new for 2016 is the 2km Dash. Entry is open to anyone aged 5 and up. It is a great way to experience the stunning Garigal National Park in St Ives.
The Bare Creek Trail run supports local organisations; SES and St Ives ScoutsMORE INFO / REGISTER
Beachside Dash for St George & Sutherland Medical Research Foundation
Sunday 10 September 2017
Starting and finishing in Peter Depena Park, Sans Souci, the Dash also takes in the beautiful views of Dolls Point and Brighton. It offers a 2km Dash, 5km and 10km run
In 2016, SSMRF is committed to investigating the impact that exercise can have during cancer treatment. Our goal is to raise $20,000 – the equivalent of an entire medical research seed grant. The price to enter the Dash only covers the cost of hosting the event. SSMRF relies on the generosity of fundraisers to ensure that we can give back to our hospitals. For example, $20,000 can help by funding a part-time clinical research nurse to coordinate a study into the effectiveness of exercise programs during chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
This is a real project that SSMRF currently supports. So, by fundraising for the Dash, you’ll be supporting research that is helping to beat cancer.MORE INFO / REGISTER
Pedal 4 Kid’s for Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation
Sunday 7 May 2017
Pedal 4 Kids is a one day cycling challenge that raises vital funds for Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. We have two great routes to choose from, 132km or 83km, so no matter your cycling ability you can take part – as an individual or with a team of friends and colleagues. Both rides finish at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick where you will meet some of the wonderful kids that you’re raising funds for – that’s part of what makes our ride so special.
Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation believes that every child should have access to the best care, every time. We raise vital funds to ensure our Hospital is able to go above and beyond for patients and their families by providing:
- The latest medical equipment
- Renovated and up-to-date wards
- A positive healing environment
- Fellowship Programs which train specialist doctors of the future
- An Outreach Service to patients living in rural and regional areas of NSW and the ACT
- Child Life and Music Therapists which give children a chance to be children whilst in Hospital