Spread the word about the #runaheart challenge and raise much needed funds for Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.
How it works
Register for the Zaidee's Run For Life 2021. Map out a run in the shape of a heart, then run using your Strava, Fitbit, MapMyFitness, Runkeeper or Nike Run Club app to create an image of a heart. Share your heart on your social pages using the #runaheart hashtag for the opportunity to win a Fujifilm instax prize pack valued at $250 and help us create hearts across Australia.
Help save children's lives by fundraising for Murdoch Children's Research Institute's Heart Regeneration Project and to help Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation continue it's campaign to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation.
Like and follow Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest on this year's event.
This year we are awarding the 3 most creative heart runs with a fantastic Fujifilm Instax Prize Pack including an instax mini LiPlay Instant Camera and 20 pack valued at approximately $250!!
To participate, simply;
- Register for the Zaidee's Run For Life by clicking the register button above
- Use your running app to track your run and create your heart
- Post your heart to your social pages using the hashtag #runaheart
The team at Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation with the help of MCRI will select the three most creative heart runs. Register today for the opportunity to win!!
About Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation
Zaidee Rose Alexander Turner, aged 7 years and 22 days, died suddenly on 2nd December 2004 from a Cerebral Aneurism. At the time of Zaidee’s death the Turner family had been registered Organ and Tissue Donors for 5 years. Zaidee donated her Organs and Tissues at the Royal Children’s Hospital, as were her wishes at the time. From this gift, the lives of seven other people were improved or saved. Zaidee’s parents, Kim and Allan, founded Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation to raise awareness of the need for increased organ and tissue donor registration in Australia.
Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation partners with various organisations and members of the sporting community and hosts events that promote an active lifestyle. Through these partnerships, the foundation shares information and promotes discussion within families just like the Turners about organ and tissue donation.
Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation also supports Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI). Murdoch Children's Research Institute is the largest child health research institute in Australia and one of the top three worldwide for research quality and impact. MCRI’s team of more than 1200 talented researchers is dedicated to making discoveries that make a difference for children’s health.
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Murdoch Children's Research Institute is the largest child health research institute in Australia and one of the top three worldwide for research quality and impact. Our team of more than 1200 talented researchers is dedicated to making discoveries that make a difference for children’s health.
MCRI’s research is informed by the problems faced by patients and, when a discovery is made, it is quickly transformed into practical treatments for children in the hospital and the community.
MCRI’s Cardiac Regeneration Laboratory team are world leaders in generating models of the heart from patient stem cells. This means that we use patient’s own stem cells to create a model of their heart in the laboratory. Using that model, we can then precisely investigate the cause of childhood heart disease in each specific patient to find the best available treatment for them.
The hope is to use these laboratory-hearts to better understand heart development and diseases, to test drugs for results and toxicity, to find treatments for congenital heart disease, and eventually to bioengineer heart tissues for transplantation during surgery.
MCRI’s Cardiac Regeneration Laboratory needs funding to conduct its important experimental work, from molecular genetic studies through to genomic studies using human patient stem cells.