From left: Dr Shuan Dai, Hong Duan, Brad Gregory, and Dr Ann Webber aim to raise funds to support the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Two eye health professionals in Queensland are hopeful that their efforts to raise money during this year’s Trek for Sick Kids will make a significant difference to the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families.
But they need your help!
Next month, during NAIDOC week, Dr Shuan Dai, Director of Ophthalmology at Queensland Children’s Hospital, and Dr Ann Webber, Senior Paediatric Optometrist, will embark on a challenging journey, trekking sections of the iconic Larapinta Trail in Alice Springs.
The Trek for Sick Kids aims to raise funds for the Children’s Hospital Foundation, which plays a vital role in enhancing the lives of sick and injured children
The Trek for Sick Kids aims to raise funds for the Children’s Hospital Foundation, which plays a vital role in enhancing the lives of sick and injured children.
The Foundation has consistently made significant contributions to paediatric healthcare by funding life-saving medical research, investing in essential equipment, and providing valuable support and entertainment for children and their families. In the realm of optometry and ophthalmology alone, the foundation has previously allocated over AU$300,000 to finance equipment purchases and research support grants.
This year, the funds raised through the Larapinta Trek for Sick Kids will be directed towards projects specifically designed to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families. Joining Drs Dai and Webber on this incredible journey are their partners, Hong Duan and Brad Gregory. Together, they have already raised over $11,000 towards their ambitious $20,000 goal.
By making a donation to this campaign, you can contribute directly to the betterment of the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.
Additionally, please help spread the word about this important cause by sharing the Trek for Sick Kids campaign with your friends, family, and colleagues.