The Little Heroes 1k
The Little Heroes event is an easy fun 1k walk around The Domain. The focus is little children helping little children as neuroblastoma is tragically a little children’s cancer with the average age of diagnosis being just 2 years old. It is for children aged 5 and under with siblings, parents and grandparents – prams are also very welcome.
We would love to see as many children dressed up as possible and the theme again this year is SUPERHEROES. There will be a few prizes for the best costumes!
If you don’t have any superhero dress-ups, you can buy a cape and mask set from us! Your options are Superman, Batman, Supergirl and Wonderwoman. Shop here.
We would love our little heroes to also fundraise and you can set up a family page on Everyday Hero – the first 50 families to raise $50 will receive a bonus toy goody bag worth $50 including toys kindly donated by HASBRO.
- The walk will take place at 10.45 am but don’t miss the warm up at 10.30 am. Before or after the walk why not take part in the various children’s activities which will be available.
- Little Kickers will have a fun soccer area.
- Growfit will again have their challenging obstacle course.
- Jumping Joey’s popular planking challenge will be one again.
- There will also be jumping castles, face painting, pony rides, kindy farms, rock climbing and craft tents!
The activities will cost between $4 and $10 each and coupons will be sold on the day.
There will also be a plentiful supply of food stalls and some fantastic live entertainment including the wonderful Jay Laga’aia who will be performing his well-loved songs.
The Junior Dash 1k
The Junior Dash is a 1k run for children 6 – 10 years. Parents do not need to accompany their child but may do so if they wish. This event is not timed however there are prizes for the top finishers.
Our Little Heroes Ambassador – Pinky McKay, Baby and Toddler expert.
“Neuroblastoma awareness is a cause close to my heart. I work with new parents and feel so privileged to share this precious time which should be exciting and happy and full of dreams for the future. I can’t even begin to imagine the heartbreak of knowing your baby or toddler has such a serious life threatening disease – and there is nothing you can do except hope and pray. When my own first baby was admitted to hospital with an acute illness, I waited for doctors to explain what was happening and a nurse flippantly commented, “the Dr will come and tell you about your baby’s tumour.” For a couple of hours as we waited, I felt so sick and worried but it turned out that ‘throwaway line’ was about another baby, not ours. I will never forget my feelings when I realised it meant that another family was going to get that devastating news. Having lost a baby nephew, I know how this affects the entire family – parents, siblings, grandparents. For parents, it’s not only the news that your baby could die but the anguish of seeing somebody so small and innocent having painful treatment and hoping with all your being that it will work to heal your baby. We desperately need research to understand why this cruel cancer happens to tiny babies and toddlers and we need a cure. We have seen how research has made a huge difference to survival rates with leukaemia, which now has a survival rate of over 90%. We can do this with neuroblastoma too!”