The amount raised through Run Donna Run!

April 20, 2016
Matt Sabin, Run Donna Run, Royal Children's Hospital, Donna Campisi, fundraising,

It’s been a while, but I’m still around and haven’t fallen off the planet! I’ve been finalising things with the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation and feeling proud and grateful for the effort we have made to support the kids. It feels like a while back since I started this whole Run Donna Run thing 🙂

The initial aim was to simply learn how to run again! From 30 steps to maybe a 4km fun run, while raising funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital. But for many of you who have followed me and encouraged me and supported me along the way, you will know that it turned into something a whole lot more!

This blog post is about thanking you for your awesome support and letting you know the difference we’ve made in the lives of kids and families who attend the Diabetes and Endocrinology Department at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

I initially raised awareness to the RCH Foundations ‘Wish list’ which was funds put aside for areas that needed funds immediately. So after discussions with the RCH Foundation, we agreed that the need for support in the Diabetes and Endocrinology Department was an important need, to make a difference to the children who attend the Weight Management Service. This is to educate, encourage and empower families to lead improved lifestyle changes for the needs of their child to maintain a positive outcome for their lives, for children who have or are at risk of developing diabetes.

So the big announcement if you haven’t already heard through my social media posts and website is that we raised an awesome amount of $36,726.78. Wow! 🙂

Pictured below is Matt Sabin, Director of the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at the RCH, we met at the RCH Foundation in March and I was so joyed to hear of the great work and breakthroughs they have had with the lives of patients at the RCH, just as he was to hear of the contribution that we have made through the Run Donna Run campaign, passing on his gratitude to everyone who has supported me too.

Matt Sabin, Run Donna Run, Royal Children's Hospital, Donna Campisi, fundraising,

Matt and Ellie from the RCH Foundation, with Donna handing over funds raised through Run Donna Run events and challenges.

So a very BIG thank you to you ALL! 🙂 The list is way long of the names of donors, sponsors and media who have contributed in all of my crazy adventures and those who created your own adventures/events to contribute to the Run Donna Run funds, well done! Thank you, you know and I know who you are and I will be forever grateful to you.

So is this the end of Run Donna Run? (you may be asking) No way! 🙂 I’m still spreading my message through my website, my blog posts, social media profiles Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I am still speaking at different events as a Keynote Speaker, and I look forward to sharing more new adventures with you in the near future.

Below are a few fun pics to remind you of just some of the different events/adventures of how funds were raised, but I couldn’t put every pic up unfortunately, there were many 🙂 Thanks again!

Run Donna Run, Royal Children's Hospital, Donna Campisi, fundraising, melbourne marathon

Run Donna Run team at Melbourne Marathon, 2013

Run Donna Run, Royal Children's Hospital, Donna Campisi, fundraising,

Donna with her Mum and Dad after marathon challenge, 2013.

Run Donna Run, Royal Children's Hospital, Donna Campisi, fundraising,

The Blue Illusion team at a fashion launch fundraiser event, 2013

Run Donna Run, Royal Children's Hospital, Donna Campisi, fundraising, Pat Farmer, Brewsters Running

The Run Donna Run Fundraiser Dinner Event, with Pat Farmer and Brewster’s Running, 2013

Run Donna Run, Royal Children's Hospital, Donna Campisi, fundraising,

Ethan from Robinvale, a super cookie maker and fundraiser, 2013

Run Donna Run, Royal Children's Hospital, Donna Campisi, fundraising,

The Robinvale Garden High Tea Party crew, 2013

Run Donna Run, Royal Children's Hospital, Donna Campisi, fundraising, melbourne marathon

Mr Jones shaved his beard with students and teachers raising funds for his effort, 2013

Run Donna Run, Royal Children's Hospital, Donna Campisi, fundraising

PIIMP My Run trained for 20 weeks to run for the kids, 2014

Run Donna Run, Royal Children's Hospital, Donna Campisi, fundraising

Falling For a Cause team jumped out of a plane together to raise funds landing at St Kilda beach, 2014

Run Donna Run, Royal Children's Hospital, Donna Campisi, fundraising,

Toni from Arbonne did a fundraiser in Mildura, 2015

Run Donna Run, Royal Children's Hospital, Donna Campisi, fundraising,

Malka from Intimo held a fundraiser in Melbourne, 2014

Run Donna Run, Royal Children's Hospital, Donna Campisi, fundraising,

Run Your Own Race with RDR, a virtual race fundraiser where participants earned a medal, 2015/16

The Power is in Me…it’s in You too!
Donna

4 commnets on “The amount raised through Run Donna Run!

  1. Maddie says:

    That is just so exciting Donna! Congratulations! 😍😍😍

  2. Thanks Maddie 🙂 AND thank you for your support too!

  3. Matt Sabin says:

    Thank you so much Donna – to you and everyone associated with your fundraising efforts. The money raised is already making a big difference to the way in which we care for the children we look after. THANK YOU!

  4. Awesome Matt, great to know. Thank you for letting us know 🙂 Keep up with your great work too.

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