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Dale Sheppard

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About Dale Sheppard


My name is Dale Sheppard and this year I'm pushing my wheelchair in the Melbourne Marathon on 14th of October - that's right the full 42kms! A huge challenge that I'm definitely up for. I’m raising money for Starlight Children's Foundation, an organisation that brightens the lives of seriously ill children and their families.

In 1994 Starlight granted my brother a Starlight Wish and sent our family on an incredible holiday, where we were able to escape the pain of hospital treatments, and just have fun! Starlight helped us to see that no matter how hard life can be, there’s always something to smile about. It was truly an amazing experience, that we all still reflect on with great fondness.

This year, Starlight celebrates 30 years of bringing fun, joy and laughter to sick kids and their families. Please join me in raising $200,000 by 14th of October so Starlight can make another 30 Starlight Wishes come true and create memories that last a life-time. Just like the memories they created for my brother and our family.

Remember "doing a little a lot - gets a lot done!". Every dollar counts and will help us grant 30 Starlight Wishes for families facing difficult situations.

About 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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