Another Great Illawarra Walk done and dusted 🙌🏼🌈💕
Thank you so much to everyone who came along and participated or volunteered throughout the weekend and helped in the lead up.
We had an army of volunteers who made sure every walker was well-hydrated (and kept up sugar levels with lollies!) - thank you to every single person who got involved running water stands, selling merchandise to bring in extra money for the cause and keeping our walkers going. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
To our dedicated walkers - this weekend was HOT and you are all absolute legends ☀️👏🏼 we are so proud of every single one of you!!
It was also great to see the research team from IHMRI pounding the pavement in support of the walk. You guys are amazing and we can’t wait to see what you achieve in the lab! 👏🏼
Of course the event wouldn’t be possible without the support of our amazing sponsors and supporters. The local businesses who donated medals, food, drink, cash, shirts, hats and photography support - you made this event one to remember and we appreciate your support SO much 🙌🏼👏🏼
And finally, to the Saxby family. Seeing Chloe’s bright and smiling face at water stops made the walk that little bit easier. The support you provided to the walk has been incredible and we couldn’t think of a more worthy cause to get behind 🌈💕🌈💕🌈💕🌈💕
We’re going to keep the website open for the next couple of weeks for any last minute donations.
BENDIGO BUSINESS SPONSOR CHALLENGE
This year Bendigo put the offer out to local businesses to match donations, dollar for dollar.
A massive thank you to the following local businesses for their generous donations:
Lisa Trujillo Active Wear - $1,240
Steve's Joinery - $1,000
Bean Roasted Espresso Bars - $1,000
RiteBuild Pools - $1,000
RiteBuild Pools - $1,000
Awaken Dance and Fitness Academy - $1,000
Lisa Burling Public Relations - $500
SAVING CHLOE SAXBY
All funds raised in the 2018 Great Illawarra Walk will be funding research to be undertaken in the Illawarra - through Saving Chloe Saxby - at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI).
This is the first time in Australia that Vanishing White Matter Disease is being researched and we need every possible cent to make sure the research continues.
We have a target of $150,000 and we need your help!
Find out more about the research on IHMRI's website:
ABOUT CHLOE SAXBY
Chloe Saxby is a local 9-year-old girl who was diagnosed six years ago with an extremely rare and degenerative brain disease - Vanishing White Matter Disease - for which there is no cure or treatment available.
To find out more about Chloe and her story visit www.chloesaxby.com.au.