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The HBF Run for a Reason is coming up on Sunday 28 May and we would love you to join our team! This year you can help raise $40,000 to fund a new Exercise and Health Promotion Specialist Trainer by fundraising through the HBF Run for a Reason. This new trainer is desperately needed and will…

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Ryan’s story

March 7, 2017

“Only being able to hold my newborn son for ten short minutes before he was rushed to PMH for life saving surgery broke my heart.” When first time mum, Yvonne, was told her son had spina bifida she felt every emotion possible. But fear was the strongest. “Not knowing what the future would hold for…

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Over the last 12 years, Princess Margaret Hospital has become Conor’s second home. Conor has Systemic Lymphangiectasia a rare disease that means his lymph nodes don’t work so he has to have regular surgeries to drain built up fluid from his brain, lungs and other organs. Conor’s mum, Sam is taking on the Perth Children’s…

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Kids helping kids!

February 10, 2017

More than 35 Little Athletics WA centres across WA banded together last November as part of their annual fundraiser day supporting the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation! Each Little Athletics WA centre took on their own challenge – ranging from lap-a-thons to tin shaking to barbeques and cake stalls – all in the name of supporting…

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Familiar battle lines were drawn when Perth’s medical community came together to fundraise for Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation to support WA children last year. Dr Rob Henderson organised the annual AFL Footy Charity Match on Sunday October 30 2016, which raised more than $600 for the Foundation. He said the match was a chance for…

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Stephanie’s story

February 6, 2017

When little Stephanie first started vomiting, her parents thought she had caught an everyday childhood bug that would clear up in no time. But when she continued to be sick every morning, her increasingly concerned parents took her to their local doctor on several occasions to find out what was wrong. After the family’s GP…

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A ground-breaking Western Australian medical trial published in The Lancet today and involving babies with breathing problems, has determined that a laryngeal mask (a medical device that keeps a patient’s airway open) is the preferred option over an endotracheal tube during minor surgical procedures. A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia (UWA),…

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It took three year’s hard slog growing her hair, but by the middle of 2016, 13-year-old Neve had managed to grow her hair long enough to sit on the end of her long locks! But rather than ‘rest on her locks’, the compassionate teenager then decided she wanted to cut it all off and donate…

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Local motorcycle club the Guardians of Innocence are putting their money where their wheels are to support kids at PMH. The group recently held a special Charity Ride to fundraise for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation on November 5, raising an incredible $5773 in the name of supporting WA children cared for at PMH and…

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A team of WA runners took a big bite out of the ‘Big Apple’ to help fundraise for Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation in November. Three amazing marathon runners took off from Perth direct to New York City to take on the 42km 2016 TCS New York City Marathon on November 6, all in the name…

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