2018 Great Illawarra Walk

Another Great Illawarra Walk done and dusted πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸŒˆπŸ’•

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. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

To our dedicated walkers - this weekend was HOT and you are all absolute legends β˜€οΈπŸ‘πŸΌ 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! πŸ‘πŸΌ

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 πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

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 πŸŒˆπŸ’•πŸŒˆπŸ’•πŸŒˆπŸ’•πŸŒˆπŸ’•

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

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:
https://ihmri.uow.edu.au/about-ihmri/news/UOW243629.html

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.

Major Supporters

  • One Agency Southern Division
  • Bendigo Bank
  • WaveFM

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