YOU are awesome. Who me? Yes YOU! (Cos Steve Waugh said so) - the little lioness

YOU are awesome. Who me? Yes YOU! (Cos Steve Waugh said so)

Hi Fiona,

I understand you recently had a 30th birthday- Happy Birthday. I also hear you used this special milestone to selflessly raise $1,115 for the Steve Waugh Foundation! Thank you to you, and your family and friends who got behind you to support the work we do. The public support by people such as yourself is immensely valued and appreciated. I hope you had a great birthday. All the best.

Steve Waugh AO

What is the Steve Waugh Foundation??

The Steve Waugh Foundation is committed to a coordinated approach to the service, identification, treatment and research of rare diseases to improve the quality of life of children affected by rare diseases (0-25 years of age).

We strive to improve the quality of life for children and families affected by rare diseases.

The rare disease patient is the orphan of the health system, often without diagnosis, without treatment, without research and therefore, without reason to hope.

Families and carers of children with rare diseases experience significant psychological stress due to social isolation, unemployment, diagnostic delays, lack of information and difficulty accessing appropriate health care.

The Steve Waugh Foundation is working to help change things for children with a rare disease by giving hope, providing medicine, equipment and treatment, supporting education and research, partnering with other like agencies and organisations as well as supporting specific projects and programs. The Foundation has already supported over 400 families through generous donations from our Patrons, corporate partners and supporters.

We invite you to join the Steve Waugh Foundation to give our children with a rare disease and their families ‘somewhere to turn’.

Yay! You all rock!

So, what’s next on the fundraising horizon?

Well, it’s just over 2 weeks until the City2Surf. And Mum, Jen and I are part of Team Waugh. I’m not personally fundraising this year, but my brave sister is walking the course with the two kids in the stroller and fundraising for the Steve Waugh Foundation. So, if you wanna send her some love, this is her fundraising link and this is her blog (and this is her little boy). Last year, I ran the City2Surf the day after Ezri was born, so this race may become a family tradition! (I’m running this year again. I’m hoping for a colder morning than last year!)



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2 comments for “YOU are awesome. Who me? Yes YOU! (Cos Steve Waugh said so)

  1. July 26, 2012 at 10:59 am

    It might take me all day but I’m determined to make it the whole 14km! Just got to hope the kidlets let us get some sleep :P

    Just found out there’s a walking path from Wallsend (behind the F1 motel) to Glendale (near the TAFE), about 5km. Was thinking about giving it a go later, and if I can’t be arsed walking home I can get the bus from the shops. Easy as.

    • July 26, 2012 at 11:05 am

      Do it!!! :):)

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