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MSWA Bulletin Magazine Spring 2019

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BRAND, MARKETING & SALES FUNDRAISING NEWS Participants threw themselves into this year's Chevron City to Surf. CHEVRON CITY TO SURF 25 AUGUST 2019 The annual Chevron City to Surf challenge in Perth offered participants the chance to take on the family-friendly 4km course, a 12km course, a half marathon (21km) or a full marathon (42km). The event was a huge success, with 164 participants walking, running and rolling with Team MSWA and raising an amazing total of ,471! This included team Pharmacy 777 collectively raising ,336 in their team of 145. MS READATHON AUGUST The MS Readathon celebrated its 41st year with another wonderful August of reading and fundraising in schools across Australia. 75,000 books were read across the country and in Western Australia, over 1900 students raised over ,000 by reading as much as they could throughout the month. WA’s top fundraiser was Dampier Primary School. Thirteen students read 188 books and raised an incredible ,329.00 in donations for their efforts. The children at Dampier Primary School were WA's top fundraisers for this year's MS Readathon. Thank you to all the amazing participants and supporters of this long running and much-loved fundraiser. These funds will help children and their families who are living with a neurological condition attend Family Camps and Fun Days. These camps help families spend quality time together in a fun and relaxed environment where they can bond with others who may be sharing their journey. MSWA ANNUAL DINNER AUCTION 8 AUGUST 2019 A heartfelt thank you to all those who attended, supported or donated to the 2019 MSWA Annual Dinner Auction held in August, at the State Reception Centre, Fraser’s, Kings Park. Almost three hundred and fifty MSWA supporters attended this prestigious event, enjoying a wonderful evening of food, wine and entertainment. As part of the evening, the Commitment Awards recognise the significant and meaningful contributions made by both individuals and businesses in support of MSWA, and of Western Australians living with neurological conditions. 26

This year, the individual award went to the Luca Family and the business award to Retravision. Congratulations to the 2019 winners and thanks to both for their ongoing support. A silent auction and raffle were run throughout the night, with a live auction hosted for a small collection of more prestigious items. This included a number of supporters in the room collectively donating ,000 towards a much-needed renovation of the kitchen at MSWA’s Hamilton Hill high-support accommodation facility – with Ballpoint Construction Group alone donating an amazing ,000 to start the bidding towards this project! The kitchen provides an important space for the 11 residents, visitors and staff to be social as well as enjoy delicious, home-cooked meals. The evening raised over 4,000, which will go towards providing support and services to Western Australians living with all neurological conditions, funding vital research into the cause and cure for neurological conditions, along with building new highsupport accommodation facilities to help keep young people out of nursing homes. MSWA ARENA ASCENT 20 OCTOBER 2019 Introducing the all new MSWA Arena Ascent – Perth’s newest fundraising event and Australia’s inaugural indoor arena climb. The event, held at the iconic RAC Arena, will allow you to physically challenge yourself, while supporting MSWA. There’s something for everyone with six course options available –- from the Mini Ascent, to the tough Mount Everest Team Ascent, and through to the Wheely Good Course, designed specifically for wheelchair users. Plus, there will be a whole range of fantastic familyfriendly entertainment in the bowl of the Arena for the Family Festival. For more information, and to join us for this new and exciting event, visit for more information. MSWA OCEAN RIDE – POWERED BY RETRAVISION 24 NOVEMBER 2019 The MSWA Ocean Ride is a unique cycling event that takes riders along WA’s beautiful coastline from Fremantle to Hillarys. Commemorating its 10th anniversary this year, the MSWA Ocean Ride is the only community bike ride of its kind within the metro area. The event has grown over the years, and now includes six ride distances, from the 10km Family Ride, through to the NEW 120km challenge, to cater for people of all ages and fitness levels. There is also an annual Members Ride, so that MSWA Members and Clients can get involved during their weekly physiotherapy classes. This rivalry can get quite competitive between the Outreach Centres, with Mandurah taking out the title of most kilometres ridden in 2018. For more information, and to cycle to make a difference in 2019, visit 27