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Are you looking to challenge yourself in 2018 and help make a difference ?

Running a marathon in a leprechaun suit just like our very own Larry The Leprechaun? Taking on a virtual bike ride around Australia?

 

Giving up smoking, alcohol or coffee? Wanting to lose weight? Competing in a bike, swim, or running challenge? Shaving your head or growing a beard? Jumping out of a plane or bungee jumping? The list is endless.....

 

This is how you can help Bears Of Hope at the same time! Decide on your big challenge, make it as unique as possible if you wish and then create your own online fundraising page in support of Bears Of Hope. All funds raised will be put towards our mission which includes, but not limited to, providing counselling services (phone, email, face to face and skype), grief workshops, psychologist facilitated support groups, private online support groups, allied health education sessions, support literature and packages, and parent support events at no cost to the families.

Each year in Australia, tens of thousands of parents experience the death of their baby. At a time when they should be celebrating a birth or be at their most joyful, the unimaginable occurs, leaving parents broken and in a new world to navigate.Your support is truly appreciated and much needed.

Raise over $150 and receive a free Bears Of Hope T-shirt or running singlet. Raise $300 and receive your shirt or singlet personalised in honour of a baby.Shirts are also available for purchase.
 

Contact online@bearsofhope.org.au 

for further information.

 

 

Rally the support of your family and friends today as you take on your big challenge.

In 2009, Adrian Raftery ran a marathon (42.2km) in a leprechaun suit in honour of his daughter Sophie Cleo, who was stillborn in 2008. He raised over $29,000 which funded our our very first and exclusive bear of hope we named Sophie.

Ewan Stewart decided to brave the shave in honour of his son, Austin, after growing his beard for two years. He courageously took on the challenge and also helped raise $2900 for Bears of Hope.

Ryan Cahill started running after the loss of his sons, Riley and Harry in 2013. He competed in the City2Surf, a half marathon and then his first marathon in 2014. Ryan raised over $3400 for Bears Of Hope supporting 93 families.

 

India Smitham ran the Sydney Harbour 10km in honour of her nephew Hamish Gardner and raised $7015 for Bears Of Hope, supporting another 156 families.

In October 2016, Leanne Polglase along with her friends (Biker Bears) rode from Coffs Harbour to Kurri Kurri - 400km in 4 days. They raised over $21,000 in honour of Leanne's babies and helped support over 214 bereaved families with a bear of hope and support resources.

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