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“65 Roses” sounds like cystic fibrosis and this campaign helps us create awareness and make a difference for families in their fight with cystic fibrosis.
- Charity:Family,Fundraising,Local Community,Mental Health
On Friday 26 May, hundreds of volunteers and businesses across Western Australia are banding together to sell 13,500 long stemmed roses to raise much needed money to provide care to children and young adults living with CF. The proceeds will also go towards fund world class research right here in WA.
Roses for 65 Roses Day will be sold by CFWA volunteers at $5 per stem, or $50 for 12 roses.
WHAT: 65 Roses Day
WHEN: 26th May, 2017
WHERE: Perth CBD and surrounds and throughout regional WA
WHY: To raise much needed funds for CF research to help find a cure
“65 Roses” sounds like cystic fibrosis. Our “65 Roses” story dates back to 1965, when an observant 4-year-old, hearing the name of his disease for the first time, pronounced cystic fibrosis as "65 Roses." Today, “65 Roses” helps us create awareness and make a difference for families in their fight with cystic fibrosis.
Sale of Roses on Friday 26 May 2017:
· Murray Street Mall – Perth CBD
· Karrinyup Shopping Centre, Karrinyup
· Belmont Forum Shopping Centre, Belmont
· Altone Park Shopping Centre, Beechboro
· Waterford Plaza, Waterford
· Westfield Innaloo, Innaloo
· Stockland Bull Creek Shopping Centre, Bull Creek
· Southlands Boulevarde, Willetton
· Yanchep Central, Yanchep
· Wanneroo Central, Wanneroo
· Westfield Whitford City, Whitford
· Riverton Stockland, Riverton
· Phoenix Shopping Centre, Spearwood
· Winthrop Village, Winthrop
· Subiaco Train Station, Subiaco
· Henderson Mall, Fremantle
· Telstra Morley Galleria
· Telstra Maddington Central
· Telstra Warwick Grove
· Telstra Cockburn Gateway
· Telstra Claremont Quarter
· Telstra Manning Arcade
· Regional areas including Albany, Broome, Bunbury, Esperance, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Northam and York
You can get involved by calling Karen de Lore at Cystic Fibrosis WA on (08) 6457 7333 or alternatively, please email [email protected]
For further information or to donate visit www.cysticfibrosis.org.au/wa/65roses
Ambulance Wish Western Australia’s mission is to give people living with terminal illness the resources, specialist transport and medical care they need to fulfil their final wishes.
COTA WA: The Voice of Seniors – advocating on behalf of seniors to influence local, state and federal government, business and the community;
- Type:DGR 1 Status
- Charity:Aged Care
COTA WA is an incorporated, non-profit, charitable, deductible gift recipient organisation governed by an elected Board, managed and run by professional staff, and supported by the generous contributions of many volunteers.
An independent organisation run by older people for older people, COTA WA has 4,000 individual supporters and more than 150 organisational members, themselves representing over 200,000 individuals.
We are recognised by the State and Federal Governments as the peak seniors’ organisation in Western Australia. We are members of COTA Australia, an organisation that brings together all State and Territory COTA’s. Nationally, we:
- Assist and resource the COTA Australia National Policy Council in the key areas of policy development, information dissemination and resource development
- Collect, interpret and disseminate information within the COTA network and to interested external individuals and organisations.
As the peak non-government seniors’ organisation in Western Australia, COTA WA is widely respected for its policy and program work. Our submissions to government have resulted in a number of significant improvements in services for seniors in recent times.
COTA WA is a uniquely inclusive organisation. Unlike mass membership organisations who lobby solely for their members, we seek to promote the interests of all older Australians, irrespective of their origin, situation or background.
COTA WA is;
- The Voice of Seniors – advocating on behalf of seniors to influence local, state and federal government, business and the community;
- A provider of programs and projects that benefit seniors, including the Seniors’ Housing Centre, Living Longer Living Stronger, Seniors Quality Use of Medicines and beyond maturity blues.
- A member organisation providing benefits to individual and organisational members including the Ambassador Card, One COTA Magazine and free or reduced prices to attend our events.
Encouraging regular exercise and healthy eating, the Diabetes WA Get on Track Challenge has you competing against your colleagues to establish a healthy lifestyle while raising awareness for diabetes.
- Type:Volunteer,Non Government
With benefits like improving employee health, wellbeing and morale as well as reducing your risk of diabetes and heart disease, getting your 30 minutes of physical activity and daily dose of fruit and veg will have you feeling great. You can track your progress for free online and see how you stack up against rival departments and offices around the country.
For those who do best, the first Diabetes WA ‘Challenge for Champions’ begins on 10th June with prizes and giveaways up for grabs.
The WA Museum Foundation is the fundraising partner of the WA Museum
- Type:DGR 1 Status
- Charity:Fundraising,Local Community
The foundation for our future
The best structures are built on strong foundations. The Foundation for the WA Museum believes that museums should spark a love of learning in the next generation. They should nurture a fascination with the past, an understanding of the present, and a passion for the future – and inspire us in unexpected ways. Importantly, they should influence and motivate young people to investigate the areas of science, technology, the arts and mathematics in the world around them.
The Foundation for the WA Museum has been committed to securing the future of our state heritage since 1995. Our role is to cultivate and develop relationships with individuals, organisations, and community groups who understand the critical role that museums play in society to create a thriving WA Museum. We assist in delivering engaging community and educational programs, support ground-breaking scientific research and discovery, source funding for exhibitions, and acquire new items for our state collection, beyond the State Government’s funding
A New Museum for WA
Opening in 2020, the highly anticipated New Museum for WA will be a source of pride for the community of Western Australia and a fitting gateway to our extraordinary state.
It will provide the perfect introduction to WA’s landscapes, biodiversity, culture, and geological heritage. This is an important time in our history, signifying a shift in the cultural landscape for the people of WA – and this is only the beginning.
The Discovery Endowment Fund
The Discovery Endowment Fund has been established by the Foundation for the WA Museum to unleash the potential of the New Museum for WA. With a $35M fundraising target, our mission is to help create world-class museum facilities, and to sustain and build on the excitement around the New Museum well beyond 2020. With your help, the Endowment Fund – like those for many of the world’s greatest museums – will provide the secure source of income necessary for our future.
The Friends of AGWA is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation.
Friends of the Art Gallery of Western Australia were formed by a group of passionate art enthusiasts. The organisation was established to promote and support the activities of the State Gallery, provide a more social forum for patrons, and assist in fundraising activities. Since its inception, the Friends have donated more than $3 million worth of important art to the state collection.
The Friends organisation is managed by an elected council of professionals chosen for their expertise in their respective fields. Councilors are elected at the annual AGM.
- (08) 9427-7100
HelpingMinds offers free support to the family and friends of people living with mental health challenges across WA.
- Charity:Mental Health
A place to help inspire people to play music.
- Charity:Food,Information & Referral,Local Community,Sport & Recreation
Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians under the age of 44. It is Lifeline WA's mission to prevent suicide, support people in crisis and create opportunities for emotional wellbeing.
- Type:DGR 1 Status
- Charity:Mental Health
Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians under the age of 44. At Lifeline WA we believe that almost all suicides are preventable and we work towards achieving our vision of a community free of suicide. It is our mission to prevent suicide, support people in crisis and create opportunities for emotional wellbeing. Lifeline WA does this through the provision of our 24/7 crisis support line: 13 11 14, online crisis support chat service, community education and engagement programs and our face to face counselling services.
Lifeline WA is dependent upon community contribution, corporate partnerships and fundraising activities to deliver its core suicide prevention and crisis support services.
Lifeline Australia Inc is the national body representing Lifeline Members throughout Australia. Its primary responsibility is to manage Lifeline’s national services, including the 24 hour telephone crisis support line. This management involves quality assurance, maintenance of service standards, accreditation of Lifeline Centres, and the operation of a national virtual call centre connecting telephone crisis support workers in 60 locations through sophisticated telephony to meet call demand.
Path of Hope offers assistance and resources to women vulnerable to, or currently experiencing, family violence.
- Charity:Family,Fundraising,Information & Referral,Local Community
Since its 2012 inception, the Path of Hope Foundation has gained momentum and has become a Major Financial Foundation, Public Ancillary Fund (PuAF) with approved fundraising licenses in all states and territories in Australia. The Path of Hope Foundation is an international project through the Joint Venuture between Rotary and The Salvation Army; two internationally recognised not-for-profit organisations fighting to end domestic violence globally. Rotary International is the fund and volunteer raising arm and The Salvation Army is the operating arm.
Our vision is to break the cycle of family and domestic violence by empowering women and enabling them to create positive new pathways. This will lead to women having a greater likelihood of raising their children away from domestic violence enhancing the chance for their children to break the destructive cycle in their lives.
Our mission is to provide resources and assistance to women who are vulnerable to, or currently experiencing domestic violence. By providing women with support and guidance, they can become more independent, thereby breaking the cycle of domestic violence. We seek to assist women who are currently experiencing domestic violence by empowering them to take appropriate action and measures to ensure an improved quality of life for themselves and their children.
Refuge at undisclosed location
The Path of Hope Foundation raises funds for The Salvation Army to provide immediate support and refuge for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence. Due to the safety of the women and children the address is not revealed. The Refuge extends support through a unique group of programs and services. It is aimed at assisting with reintegration into society after women have left the Refuge. These services provide an opportunity for women to build networks and connect with the community, thereby breaking the cycle of domestic violence so they, and their children, can have a brighter future and can contribute to the community. Education and role model examples by parents, need to illustrate, from kindergarten level, that violence is not a right of any family member.
From the sports field to the boardroom and everywhere in between, the McGrath Foundation wants you to ‘Pull On Your Socks’ to help us support families experiencing breast cancer.
- Charity:Sport & Recreation
- Type:Association,Non Government
- Sports:Rugby,Soccer,Local Clubs,Football,Netball,Other
The Pull On Your Socks initiative encourages all types of sporting clubs to turn a game day pink during the season and wear the McGrath Foundation’s Pink Socks as well as hosting a fundraising event.
With a different, limited edition collectable sock each year, every dollar raised will help the McGrath Foundation fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities’ right across Australia and increase breast awareness in young people.
“Whether you’re into athletics, tennis, netball, hockey, basketball, football, AFL, union or league; don our McGrath Foundation Pink Socks and host a fundraising event to become part of one giant team having fun while helping ensure more families can access our amazing McGrath Breast Care Nurses,” said McGrath Foundation Ambassador & Director, Tracy Bevan.
Australian sporting heroes including Lleyton Hewitt, Ellyse Perry, Wendell Sailor, Billy Slater and Jamie Dwyer, to name a few, have come together from all codes and are asking clubs and teams across Australia to #pullonyoursocks and show their support for the McGrath Foundation.
With 43 people diagnosed with breast cancer each day, the McGrath Foundation is encouraging communities across the country to follow the lead of these famous sports stars by purchasing their team socks as well as hosting a fundraising event to help support families experiencing breast cancer.
"Last year we had over 200 Pull On Your Socks events across Australia and this year we anticipate even more codes stepping up and getting their clubs involved within local communities,” said Tracy.
Put your best foot forward this winter and purchase your collectable pair of McGrath Foundation pink socks. To find out how you can get involved and make a difference, please visit www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au.
Socks are available from www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au/shoppink at $15 per pair or $12 per pair + postage for orders over 20 pairs. So remember to wear and share on social media using the #PullOnYourSocks.
Since 2005 the McGrath Foundation has placed 110 McGrath Breast Care Nurses across Australia who have supported over 44,000 families. This vital service is provided free of charge and available through self-referral.
Charity supporting people diagnosed with sarcoma, rare and aggressive primary bone and soft tissue tumours through medical research and community education and awareness.
- Type:DGR 1 Status
- Charity:Fundraising,Mental Health
Experience uplifting music in a beautiful Anglican Cathedral, enjoy afternoon tea, buy raffle tickets and make heartfelt donations to show support to courageous toddler Matilda Page.
- Local Clubs:Music
In celebration of Matilda Page’s second birthday, the South Side Symphony Orchestra (SSSO), is hosting a Symphony of Hope on 15 June.
This matinee concert is to raise vital medical research funds in the fight against Sanfilippo Syndrome – the rare and sadly fatal genetic condition Matilda Page was diagnosed with when she was just 3 months old.
Experience uplifting music in a beautiful Anglican Cathedral, enjoy afternoon tea, buy raffle tickets and make heartfelt donations to show support to the courageous Page family. Concert-goers will be helping to bring Hope to Matilda and a generation of children just like her.
Tickets can be purchased for $25 per person, $5 per child or $55 per family at www.sanfilippo.org.au/symphonyhope. There are also concession rates available.
The Amanda Young Foundation is a non-profit community organisation dedicated to reducing deaths in WA from meningococcal disease, and supporting survivors of the disease.
- Charity:Employment & Training,Fundraising,Mental Health
Wesfarmers is committed to supporting communities through funding, sponsorships and in-kind support.
- Charity:Aboriginal,Environmental,Local Community
WESFARMERS AND THE COMMUNITY
World Diabetes Day is an annual event held worldwide on 14th November every year. Light up your front porch or workplace with a blue light to show your support for the 371 million people living with diabetes.
Thursday 14 November celebrates World Diabetes Day (WDD); an annual campaign, held on the same date every year and led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations. It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. The theme for this year's WDD is Diabetes Education and Prevention. For more information about the IDF's international campaign, click here, and for merchandise available through the IDF website, click here.
At a local level, you can show your support for your family and friends living with diabetes by lighting your front porch with a blue light on 14 November. (If you don't already have a blue light globe, they are widely available from all good light retailers, and are generally inexpensive). Diabetes WA will be showcasing your efforts to turn Perth blue on their social media pages, so please email your photos to [email protected]
It is critical that the impact diabetes has on the Western Australian community is continually highlighted, and initiatives such as lighting up buildings or your own home are simple but effective ways of drawing attention to diabetes and the fact that tens of thousands of people live with type 1 and type 2 diabetes every day.
Diabetes is our nation’s fastest growing chronic disease and unless action is taken now, it is expected to overtake heart disease and cancer to become the largest cause of disability and premature death in Australia.
Some good news is that type 2 diabetes can be prevented through positive lifestyle changes. In fact, the risk of developing type 2 diabetes can be reduced by up to 60% by maintaining a healthy weight, being physically active and following a healthy eating plan.
Diabetes is a condition that cannot be ignored, but sadly, there are many people within our community that have diabetes without knowing it.
In fact, it is estimated that for every diagnosed case of type 2 diabetes, there is another that goes undiagnosed and untreated. Diagnosis and appropriate management is paramount: research has shown that if people with diabetes can manage their diabetes well, the risks of complications are greatly reduced and may be either prevented or significantly delayed.
zero2hero is a WA-based not-for-profit organisation with a mission to help address mental health problems openly among younger people.
- Type:DGR 1 Status
- Charity:Mental Health