The Jitterbugs are proud to be a part of the Run2Cure Neuroblastoma fundraising event at the Domain 2nd June, 2019. We are performing our environmentally friendly show at around 11am on this day and we would love to meet you all there for this amazing event to help rai...
The Jitterbugs are proud to be a part of the Run2Cure Neuroblastoma fundraising event at the Domain 2nd June, 2019. We are performing our environmentally friendly show at around 11am on this day and we would love to meet you all there for this amazing event to help raise funds toward research. Here is a little bit about Neuroblastoma.
WHAT IS NEUROBLASTOMA?
Neuroblastoma is a solid tumour of childhood cancer. It develops from nerve cells called “neuroblasts”. These cells are most commonly found in the adrenal glands (above the kidney) and along the tissues around the spinal cord. Most tumors start in the adrenal glands.
There are no known reasons as to why this cancer occurs and there are no clear environmental links. There are rare cases where neuroblastoma runs in families due to a genetic mutation, but in most cases there is no known genetic cause.
Neuroblastoma is a very complex cancer and there are many different types that behave very differently. At one end of the spectrum are benign tumours that may even resolve spontaneously, while at the other end are aggressive tumours with an average survival rate of 40%.
ABOUT THE RUN
Run2Cure Neuroblastoma is a set of fun runs organised by the registered charity, Neuroblastoma Australia. It is set in the Domain, one of the most iconic locations in Sydney. Now in its sixth year, the event is the charity’s largest fundraising event for research into the aggressive childhood cancer, neuroblastoma. Families affected by neuroblastoma, friends, running groups, school and corporate teams, come together to show their support by participating in either the 1K Little Heroes Walk, 1K Junior Dash, the 3km, 5km or 10km runs.The run is an opportunity for friends and families to make a significant difference for children affected by neuroblastoma by raising vital funds for research into this aggressive childhood cancer.
The organisation is also focused on creating networks and providing information about the disease to families affected by neuroblastoma.
To date, more than $1.7 Million has been raised through a number of peer-to-peer and charity organised fundraising events, the largest of which is Run2Cure Neuroblastoma.
The event was held for the first time in 2013 in Sydney Park and due to its success moved the location to The Domain near Sydney’s CBD. Read more here.
Other events hosted by Neuroblastoma Australia include Sienna’s Gala Dinner, Golf2Cure Neuroblastoma and Ride2Cure Neuroblastoma.
The Neuroblastoma Australia Committee consists of 7 members, 3 of which have been directly affected by neuroblastoma and one research doctor. The charity is audited by Moore Stephens Accountants.
Funds raised go into supporting leading research projects. The Children’s Cancer Institute has received $1.6 million from Neuroblastoma Australia.
For more information about Neuroblastoma Australia please visit: https://www.neuroblastoma.org.au