About the Walk
Join us on Sunday 15th March 2020.
For some kids – just a few steps is a big walk.
The Big Walk for Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation has been helping to transform the lives of sick kids and young people since 2006, raising over $2.2 million to support the critical work of the Perth Children’s Hospital.
We would like to acknowledge the support of our previous event partners, John Hughes and The Rotary Club of Mosman Park who have contributed to the wonderful success of The Big Walk.
Thanks to our major supporter Euroz, this year’s walk challenges our community to walk big and give big for the kids of WA!
Are you up for the challenge?
Taking in some of Perth’s iconic scenery, the 2020 Euroz Big Walk will start and finish at Burswood Park on the Swan River.
The 6km route will cross over the Matagarup and Windan Bridges, taking in the sights of the stunning East Perth precinct as well as Optus Stadium and the Chevron Parklands. Perfect for families with little legs, including pit stops along the way.
The 15km route is for those looking for a bigger challenge! This will take you around the Swan River along McCallum, and Sir James Mitchell Park, across the Narrows Bridge and along Riverside Drive, before joining up with the shorter route in East Perth.
All registered participants will receive a fundraising pack which includes an official event t-shirt and lanyard with course map and information for the day as well as fundraising tips and ideas.
Meet the Kids
Isobel and Ruby
12 and 14-year old sisters Ruby and Isobel were both born with Cystic Fibrosis. They have been visiting Perth Children’s Hospital since they were newborns in the NICU unit, and still visit three times a month to this day.
It takes 40-50 tablets each day, physiotherapy in the morning and afternoon, and regular nebuliser sessions for the girls to be able to get up and walk, run, and hang out with their friends at school.
For some kids, just a few steps truly is a big walk. Ruby and Isobel Donaldson will be walking in the Euroz Big Walk for Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation—will you?
Ten-year-old Paul has been in care at Perth Children’s Hospital since he was born. Paul has Spina Bifida which causes his spine to swell, and can inhibit messages getting from the spinal cord to the brain.
He also has a Stoma and suffers Hydrocephalus. This is a condition characterised by fluid build-up in cavities deep within the brain, and can cause serious brain damage if not treated frequently. The most common treatment is done by inserting a tube to drain excess fluid.
Last year Paul Hooper and his family took away the title of highest individual fundraisers for the Euroz Big Walk for Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.
The Bed Race Challenge
The inaugural Bed Race Challenge for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation is a unique opportunity to be part of a spectacle of elite athleticism, fancy dress and team building!
Cheered on by hundreds of spectators the Bed Race Challenge for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation will be an unforgettable experience pitting teams of corporate organisations against one another with every dollar raised making a real difference for WA sick kids and their families.
Is your organisation up for the challenge?
Join Channel 10’s Lachy Reid and Australian Survivor All Stars fan favourite and King of the Jungle, Luke Toki for the inaugural Bed Race Challenge for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation. As well as the opportunity to align your organisation with some of Western Australia’s most iconic brands.