Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2018
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I am taking part in Blackmore's Sydney Running Festival 2018 to raise much needed funds for Starlight Children's Foundation. As some of you may know, my grandson Oliver has spent the last 9 weeks in Randwick Children's Hospital after rapidly declining in health and being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. It has been a very emotional and tough time, but the Starlight room has kept Oliver in high spirits and helped him forget the pain he is going through. Even when he was not well enough to leave his room, Captain Pogo, Rainbow, Side Pony, Boom, Shazam, Powers, Shuffle, Kitty, Curly and Ken (their great leader!) came to us and entertained with games, tricks, fart and poo jokes! What 4yo doesn't love that! Until you are thrust into such a situation you don't realise how important the Starlight room is to the children and the families facing these long roads to recovery. The Starlight room is interactive, educational and always running something different every day. Their work is so important, and I want to do what I can to help. But there is only so much I can do on my own. You can help too, by donating to my page. Any amount you can give makes a difference! You can also support me by encouraging others to get involved, too. Please email the link to my page to your friends and family, or share it on social media. Thank you for your generosity and support -- it means a lot to me. Together we can help Starlight Children's Foundation create the world we want to see.

About my cause: Starlight Children's Foundation

Starlight's mission is to brighten the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children and young people by replacing pain, fear and stress with fun, joy and laughter.

Since its establishment in 1988, Starlight has expanded to become the broadest reaching and most trusted children’s charity in Australia. There is now a Starlight Express Room in every children’s hospital in the country and over 160 Captain Starlights nationwide. This year, Starlight will be refurbishing its Starlight Express Rooms in Newcastle and Canberra. 

Last year, Starlight granted 541 life-changing wishes and delivered over 575,000 positive Starlight experiences to seriously ill children, young people and their families.

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About Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2018

The 2018 Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is an iconic event with a spectacular course that includes a run over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and a finish at the Opera House. The festival will be held on September 16, 2018 and features a marathon, half marathon, bridge run and a family fun run - so there is something for everyone. 35,000 runners are expected to participate in 2018.

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