Thank you to all everyone who worked so hard to raise funds for neuroblastoma research by fundraising this year.
Visit the Run2Cure Everyday Hero pages to discover the stories behind these incredible supporters.
The highest individual fundraiser was Bronya Sergi ($37,276) and Team Penny, followed by Duana Loader for Team Saskia ($30,312) and then Paul White for Team Bella ($28,616). Highest team fundraisers were:
- Saskia’s Supporters $54.54 – a total record!
- Team Penny $39.54 (second year of huge fundraising)
- Team our Superhero Bella $37.47 (four years of massive fundraising)
- Team Huey’s Heroes $23.51 (amazing first year!)
- Team Evie’s Army $15.24 ( four years of incredible fundraising!)
Special mentions Team Rose’s Army, Team Indianna, Team Caitlin, Run4Wesley, Team C2West Nurse Crusaders, Team Mia Haddin Team Maddie, The Blinking Mike Wazowkis, Team Lulu, Team Shalev,Team Lois, Rimini, Team Byrne, Adrian’s Army ,Team Eddie, Rowlands Family, Rylea’s Runners, KT and Tets – Get Around it, Kate’s Crew, Team Tots and more, Team Amazing Amber, Team Ciara, Janelle P, Phillip, Carmella Wilson.
Individuals who won thank your prizes have been emailed.
Below is the 2018 Fundraising video which takes you step by step through how to set up a fundraising page and a fundraising team: https://vimeo.com/247898737
We are delighted by the support shown by many businesses in providing fantastic prizes for Run2Cure. Please see our prize page for full details.
Congratulations to the successful bidders!
All winners have now been contacted regarding their bids. Once again thank you to our supporters for providing such wonderful items.
- South Stradbroke Island Holiday: Value $657
- Suunto Fitness 3 Watch – White: RRP $299
- Hasbro Toy Hamper 1
- Lego Set
- 5kg Box Cadbury Favourites: Value $100
- All Natural Cleaning Set by KOALA ECO: Value $45
Congratulations to our raffle winners!
- 3rd prize – Hasbro toy hamper = 2432
- 2nd prize – Envy jewellery = 2709
- 1st prize – Vanuatu holiday = 2566
We had some fantastic prizes on offer (including five nights accommodation for two adults and two children at Vanuatu’s White Grass Ocean Resort), and thank you to our friendly volunteers who sold tickets on the day.
The raffle was drawn at 12 noon on Sunday, 3 June and all winners have now been notified.
Thank you to our sponsors for providing these wonderful prizes!
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Currently children come second in the world of cancer research – the children affected by neuroblastoma are on average just two years old. They are too little to represent themselves and one in two children diagnosed with aggressive neuroblastoma will not survive.
We need to change this and we need you to help us raise funds through getting sponsored for the Neuroblastoma Run2Cure. When you register for the run you will be able to set up your own fundraising page on Every Day Hero (provided you are over 18 years of age) which you can then share with your friends and contacts.
In 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, the Neuroblastoma Run2Cure raised a collective $521,965 for our charity partners which included Children’s Cancer Institute Australia, Cancer Council NSW, Kids Cancer Project (2016) and Neuroblastoma Australia. In 2018 we hope to increase this and raise over $200,000 for research – funds in 2018 will go to Children’s Cancer Institute and Neuroblastoma Australia.
Profits from the event are invested in neuroblastoma research projects. Funds which go to Children’s Cancer Institute (CCI) will continue to go to support a very promising drug called CBL137 which is looking effective in treating aggressive neuroblastoma in pre-clinical trials – please watch http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/11/05/experimental-drug-giving-hope-kids-cancer?mc_cid=b7e1da2827&mc_eid=c9c2205319
Run2Cure supported the first research project completed for CBL137 which involved identifying whether this drug can be effective in treating high-risk neuroblastoma in laboratory models as a single agent, at the next stage this single agent will go to a phase one clinical trial to confirm the acceptable dosage of CBL137 to treat this aggressive cancer in children.
The next research project requires urgent funding. Funds from Run2Cure will help CCI focus on how CBL137 will work in combination with other targeted therapies with the aim that it can be optimised by to treat the cancer cells most effectively but with less damage to healthy cells. CCI has already identified an agent that looks promising in laboratory models combined with CBL137, now this needs to be tested further to understand how it is working, if there are bio-markers that indicate this combination should be effective in particular children and the procedures for monitoring the combination drug usage and effect. Funding for this type of pre-clinical research is essential as often other funding sources focus on capital equipment and infrastructure rather than the senior scientists required to complete this ground-breaking work.
In 2017 research funds also went towards setting up a scholarship between NHMRC and Neuroblastoma Australia to support a research project for aggressive neuroblastoma. This will be to ensure the very best research students in the country are involved in helping us research and ultimately beat neuroblastoma.
For further information on where Run2Cure funds go, visit the Neuroblastoma Australia website.
Our Charity Partner for 2018 – Australia’s leading charity for research into neuroblastoma
Team Casey raised over $10,000 in 2013
How Your Fundraising Helps
Every single dollar raised will make a significant difference by helping to fund our life saving research. 90% of the proceeds raised from the event will go DIRECTLY into neuroblastoma research conducted by Children’s Cancer Institute.
Examples of the difference your funds will make:
Will support the cost of the chemicals, staffing and equipment needed to screen 25 drug compounds which could potentially save a child with neuroblastoma and improve their quality of life.
Will provide six months’ supply of antibody to detect abnormal proteins in tumours so we can find out more about what causes neuroblastoma.
Will help pay for the advanced technology required to examine one neuroblastoma sample. This will give us more information about the disease that we can use to design a treatment.
will fund an innovative drug trial for one child with neuroblastoma and potentially save their life. Trials are essential to boost survival rates.
How will the funds from the 2018 Neuroblastoma Run2Cure Fun Runs and Fun Day be used by our Charity Partner to improve treatment for neuroblastoma?
Children’s Cancer Institute:
The funds raised in Run2Cure have primarily gone to Children’s Cancer Institute to support the pre-clinical research of a very promising drug called CBL1037.