Team SCHF runs with heart

14 August 2023 | Expected time to read: 3-4 minutes

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation (SCHF) is delighted to announce that yesterday our Movement of Many officially topped City2Surf’s charity leaderboard for the second consecutive year and raised a staggering $480,000. 

Just over 24 hours ago, over 2,160 Team SCHF fundraisers ran, jogged and grooved the 14km from Sydney’s CBD to Bondi Beach to help give sick and injured kids the running start they deserve. For most, the journey was long and the climb up Heartbreak Hill was arduous but the fire cannons, marching bands and SCHF’s very own cheer squad of volunteers made it all worth it. 

For SCHF, Sunday 13 August 2023 will always be one to remember. This year, our patient ambassador family, 21-month-old Abigail and her mum Adrienne from Team Abigail the Brave, kick started the event’s Charity Wave runners and our army of 416 volunteers cheered on our sea of purple while they went all in for kids’ health.  

Adrienne hugs daughter Abigail at the finishline.

Our C
hief Executive Officer, Kristina Keneally, also joined our community of Unstoppable Changemakers this year, proudly wearing her Team SCHF singlet and taking part in the iconic event.

Our CEO Kristina Keneally at the finishline.

Kristina says, “In the next year alone, more than 158,000 children will come through the doors of Sydney’s two world-leading children’s hospitals at Randwick and Westmead and rely on the various paediatric services for much needed help.”

“I was so proud to join our magnificent donors, supporters and volunteers on the day and run alongside so many extraordinary people that are committed to making a positive difference to the lives of sick kids and their families.” 

“Thank you to the wonderful SCHF staff, corporate partners and, of course, our presenting partner APCD Pty Ltd for coming together to create such an incredible atmosphere and make this day such a roaring success.” 

Funds raised by Team SCHF at City2Surf will be directed to the frontline of children’s healthcare, supporting sick and injured kids across Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Their extraordinary fundraising efforts will go towards the area of greatest need, like groundbreaking research, clinical excellence or creating positive patient experiences for sick kids.  

If you missed out on this year's event but still would like to support the efforts of Team SCHF and help us reach half a million dollars, donate here

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