Take up the challenge for charity and run for RIDBC!

04/07/17
TeamRIDBC participant Austin gives back to RIDBC

The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) invites you to join TeamRIDBC in this year’s Sun-Herald City2Surf, Sunday 13 August.

“If you are already running and haven’t yet chosen your charity, you can still fundraise for RIDBC. There are lots of prizes to be won and anyone who raises $200 or more will receive an RIDBC running shirt. So get your family and friends together, lace up, stretch out and raise funds for RIDBC,” said RIDBC Community Fundraising Executive, Nadine Kanaan.

All funds raised in this year’s event will help RIDBC to continue to provide life-changing education, health, therapy and support services for children and adults with vision or hearing loss and their families, across Australia. 

TeamRIDBC participant, 16-year-old Austin has a very special reason for running in this year’s City2Surf.

 “I was diagnosed with hearing loss at just two years of age. For me and my family this was the beginning of a new journey. In the midst of the unknown and the anxieties, we were fortunate to be surrounded by a group of professionals at RIDBC, who not only supported me, but also supported and encouraged my family,” said Austin.

Austin hopes to give back to RIDBC by raising $3,000 in this year’s City2Surf.

“I’d like to thank RIDBC for their ongoing support over the years by joining forces with my brother and encouraging my friends to participate in this year’s City2Surf. With your support RIDBC will be able to continue the great work they do. Please help me help them by joining TeamRIDBC in this year’s City2Surf!” said Austin.

To find out how to get involved, go to www.ridbc.org.au/city2surf  or contact Nadine Kanaan, Community Fundraising Executive: T: 9872 0324; E: nadine.kanaan@ridbc.org.au

RIDBC is a charity and Australia’s largest non-government provider of therapy, education and cochlear implant services for people with vision or hearing loss, supporting thousands of adults, children and their families, each year.

RIDBC relies heavily on fundraising and community support to be able to continue to make a difference in people's lives.