6 June 2010
Epilepsy Australia receives no government funding and we rely on donations and bequests to fund our efforts in raising awareness of epilepsy in the community.To our growing band of Everyday Heroes, we thank each and every one, and their generous supporters, for helping us 'bring epilepsy out of the shadows.'
700 for SUDEP is a 700km ride, undertaken as a tribute to Cameron O'Brien and to raise funds and awareness for Epilepsy Australia's Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy Research & Education Fund. Cameron O'Brien was a fourth year Law/Commerce student at the University of Wollongong, who tragically passed away in 2012.
Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. Alternatively, head over to https://www.facebook.com/700forSUDEP/ for other donation options.
Recently, within our family we have had to start to learn about Epilepsy and in the process become more aware of others also experiencing a range of different challenges. I've created this Everyday Hero Page (with support from family and friends) because I want to make a difference. I'm inspired by the work that Epilepsy Australia do so I wanted to support them by raising money. Please help me help them by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about Epilepsy Australia, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!So what is the plan? An idea I may regret, the `Summer Pentathlon', 1 event each month across summer.Event One - 3rd November - Sydney to Gong ride - 90kmEvent Two - 1st December - Bondi 2 Bronte - 2.4km Ocean SwimEvent Three - 19th Jan Kurnell Sprint Series Triathlon - 750m Swim, 20km bike, 5km runEvent Four - 16th February Malabar magic - 2.4km Ocean SwimEvent Five - 14th Mar Newcastle Sparke Helmore Triathlon - Olympic distance 1.5km/40km/10kmBackup event Blayney to Bathurst 70km bike ride!My goal (ha) is to hopefully complete each event and I would greatly appreciate your support. For those interested in joining me on an event we have also established a team on Everyday Hero - `Architects not Ironmen', so please donate or sign-up for an event and join the team raising awareness and financial support for Epilepsy Australia.
At an early age, our eldest daughter, Peyton, was diagnosed with Epilepsy after having numerous seizures in a short period of time. This was very scary for us because we had never experienced anything like this. While getting used to caring for a person with Epilepsy, it was quite obvious that we were not the only ones who new little about this condition. I now make a conscious effort to ensure that the people around us know the ins and outs of Epilepsy and what this means for Peyton and us as a family.Supporting Epilepsy Australia is important to me because the more people know and understand about Epilepsy the more they will realise, more often then not, this condition is managed without difficulty and people who do live with Epilepsy can lead normal healthy lives.
Hello family and friends, I am aiming to raise money for charity and I would welcome any contribution, great or small, that you could make! Donations made through this platform are secure and will be remitted directly through to my charity of choice. Thanks so much for your support!
To all those supporters who participated in the 2013 City2Surf - we thank you and your families, friends and colleagues for their generous donations. The funds raised will be used prudently to continue our important work.
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