Dainere's Rainbow Run at City2Surf

The following is a wrap up from Dainere's Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund team about the weekends City2Surf run. read more

Paralympian Michael Milton gets his HART.R8 pumping to support Hartley Lifecare

Hartley Lifecare is a local and specialised disability service that provides high quality residential, recreational, respite, transport and community services for children and adults with physical and complex disabilities, their families and carers living in our local community. read more

Children’s cancer cure the ultimate prize for City2Surf runners

Two Canberra men have their sights set far beyond the finish line as they take on Sydney's Epic City2Surf, the world's largest fun run this August for an equally epic cause.

Jarrett Anthoney and Mark Scarborough are competing in the gruelling race in a bid to raise funds for paediatric brain cancer research. They will do so in memory of Jarrett's sister Dainere and in the knowledge this cancer remains the number one disease killer of children in Australia. read more

Gungahlin District residents invited to support hunger relief drive across the ACT

While doing their weekly supermarket shop in July, Gungahlin District residents can help the more than 4,900 people across the ACT who receive hunger relief each month.

Foodbank’s biggest annual public food appeal will help provide meals for the one in six people who are in crisis at some point each year.* An estimated 5,400 people across the ACT seek assistance for food relief each month, however to meet this need, an additional 3,617 meals are still required above what is currently being provided.* read more

Dainere's Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund 2017 Gala Dinner

Last month we were privileged to attend the groupOne Splendiferous Entertainment Extravaganza event for Dainere's Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund. read more

My Gungahlin recognised by Rotary Club of Gungahlin

On Monday night we were invited by Rotary Club of Gungahlin to their annual changeover event. This event is like an AGM for Rotary where they acknowledge the achievements of the year just gone and welcome in the next 12 months. It is also where roles and responsibilities of the club are handed onto others within the club. read more

Running for a cure with City Run Series

In 2017 I am running for a cure for the Dainere Anthoney Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund and Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation. I am taking part in the four City Run Series events in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. Why am I doing this and why am I raising money for this cause? Read on to understand my story.

Every year I would see on the news the highlights from City2Surf and every year I would say to myself I want to do that next year. Each year another year would roll around and I would say it again as I was in no position to be able to take on such a challenge due to poor fitness. read more

From Canberra to Humpty Doo – The Spine Tingling Charity Ride!

Andrew made it riding 5,551 kilometer's from Gungahlin to Humpty Doo in the Northern Territory as an epic journey to raise funds for Spinal Cure Australia and Hartley Lifecare.

As reported last year Andrew to take on the Spine Tingling Ride in 2017, Andrew left Canberra on Wednesday 15th March and two months later on the 15th May arrived at his desitination. He has ridden through Quorn, Oodnadatta, Stuarts Well, Alice Springs, Wycliffe Well, Katherine and he will arrive in Humpty Doo around midday on Monday 15th May. read more

Another family impacted by paediatric brain tumours

For those that have been following My Gungahlin for awhile will know we have been supporting and promoting the Dainere Rainbow Brain Tumour Research Fund and Benny Wills Brain Tumour Research Program. These are foundations established in memory of Dainere Anthoney and Benny Wills who were local children who both passed away from a paediatric brain tumour. These foundations have been established to support research to improve the outcomes for all children diagnosed with brain tumours. read more

Gungahlin Residents Helping Hand Sees McHappy Day Break Fundraising Record

Gungahlin District residents have collectively raised $16,723 as part of this year’s McHappy Day which raised a total of $3.95 million across the country and became the most successful day in Ronald McDonald House Charities’ 25-year history.

Funds raised from the day will be used across the range of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) programs including Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms and the Ronald McDonald Learning Program, which go towards helping seriously ill children and their families. read more

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