10 Oct 2012
- Written by VolunteeringQld
Redkite’s mission is to support children living with cancer and their families through what is inevitably a difficult and emotionally-draining experience. Currently, there are 8,000 Australian families affected by childhood and adolescent cancer, but Redkite is there to provide support for the whole family from hospital to home. They offer a broad range of services including grants; financial counselling; music therapy; telephone, email and face-to-face counselling; bereavement support and family days.
This year, Redkite is the joint charity-beneficiary of the proceeds of the PwC Cool Night Classic Run, a corporate charity event which is expected to attract 4,500 participants. The circuit will take runners from the Botanic Gardens Riverstage, over the Goodwill Bridge, through South Bank Parklands, up and over Victoria Bridge, down the ramp along North Quay and back to the Riverstage. Volunteers will be needed all along the way.
On the November 1 race day, volunteers will be needed to help with the marshalling, showing runners the way or serving drinks along the course. If you help out, you will be more than welcome to join the traditional ‘cool down’ which offers live entertainment, sausage sizzle and a free bottle of water at the end of the day.
This is a very worthwhile event that will contribute enormously to those children living with cancer and their families. It could also be a great resume addition for any budding event managers who want to get some vital practical experience.