HBF Run for a Reason

Make the health and happiness of children in WA your reason to participate in this year’s HBF Run for a Reason on Sunday 19 May.

 

Join us on Sunday 19 May for Perth’s most popular and largest community health event. Whether you sign up on your own or as a team, choose Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation as your reason and raise funds for the kids at Perth Children’s Hospital.

 

You can choose your distance from either the 4km, 12km or half marathon, walk or run at your own pace and we’ll even help you along the way by providing some helpful fundraising tips and tricks! You’ll even receive your very own Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation singlet to wear on the day.

 

I’ve signed up for the half marathon. This is the third time I’ve entered Run for a Reason and the third time I’ve raised money for PCHF. My reason for choosing PCHF is that I have 2 perfectly healthy kids that have never had to go to hospital other than for a cold or a cut head. I can’t imagine what it would be like having a sick child in and out of PCH so want to help make a difference for families that have to spend tough times there. I think it’s the lucky ones like me and my family that should be raising money for PCHF not the families that have had an experience at the hospital. Those families have been through enough – Tim Gray, who is participating in his third HBF Run for a Reason

 

 

Register now and start fundraising:

  1. Register for HBF Run for a Reason here and create your personalised fundraising page to start raising much needed funds for the kids at Perth Children’s Hospital.
  2. Invite friends and family to get on board by or asking them to support your fundraising by making a donation.
  3. Put on your Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation supporter singlet and change kids’ lives!

 

Where will your funds go?

Music Therapy at the hospital

The Music Therapy program at Perth Children’s Hospital has in the past been provided to children with acquired brain injury, spinal and neurological conditions. Due to the program’s success, it has been extended to include patients such as those with burns, orthopaedic injury, early intervention needs and those with complex pain issues.

 

Every day children hospitalised face life changing consequences as a result of their injury and diagnosis. Disease, injury and illness can affect the cognitive, physical, emotional and independent functioning of individuals, and have long lasting impact on their families. Children who require both long and short term hospital stays can face uncertainty and increased risk of paediatric medical stress as a result of their hospital experience.

 

Music therapy has proven a valuable and effective specialist complementary service for patients formerly at PMH and now at Perth Children’s Hospital.

 

Thank you again for your support!

 

For more information, please contact Community Fundraising Manager, Sarah McNamara, on 6456 5554 or sarah.mcnamara@pchf.org.au.