ABOUT THE SUN UP CHALLENGE
Every single day 3 children are told they have cancer.
A diagnosis of childhood cancer changes everything for a family. Everyday, they get up and have to face the reality and challenges that a cancer diagnosis brings. From hospital trips, to seemingly endless tests and treatments, isolation from school and friends, these are just some of the physical and emotional challenges they face everyday. Still, these children and their families get up every day and face what’s ahead.
When the everyday challenges feel impossible, Redkite is a lifeline helping families make it through. By choosing to get up with them every day in August, you can show them they are not alone.
Run or walk - indoors, outdoors, on your own or with a team, you choose how and when you'll tackle this challenge.
Every KM you run, every dollar you raise will help bring a bright light to the lives of children with cancer during their darkest days.
HOW IT WORKS
The most important step of all is your first step! Register for the Sun Up Challenge, choose your distance and we'll send you all the information you need to get started!
Spread the word about why you’re helping families facing childhood cancer, and how their donation will provide financial, emotional, practical and educational support. You'll also earn virtual badges and real rewards as your fundraising total grows.
Get out while the Sun's Up and tackle that challenge! Remember to log your KM, get sponsored and feel good about helping families face childhood cancer. Of course don't forget to share your challenge on social media, and have fun!
TACKLE THE CHALLENGE!
|Get out while the Sun's Up and tackle that challenge! Remember to log your KM everyday, get sponsored and feel good about helping families face childhood cancer. Of course don't forget to share your challenge on social media, and have fun!|
ARE YOU READY?
|The impacts of childhood cancer can make everyday challenges feel impossible for families across Australia.
Whatever KM's you choose to run, walk, roll or stroll, as part of the Sun up Challenge, we'll be with you every step of the way!
With training, resources and fundraising tips, access to the Sun Up online community and special rewards as you hit your targets - we'll be there to guide you through this August.
Feel good knowing that you’ll be helping Redkite provide support and care to families that need it most. A future filled with hope starts with you!
How much does it cost to register?
Zero, zilch nada! It’s free to sign up.
How does it work?
Once you sign up, you’ll receive a link to a personalised fundraising page and resources. You can choose your distance challenge (50km, 100km or 150km) and run, walk, roll or stroll throughout August to reach your goal. Ask your friends and family to sponsor you. Everyones support will help raise funds for Redkite's essential work offering practical support to families facing childhood cancer.
From the moment you sign up, we’ll be there with tips and tailored support to help you.
Where and when is the Sun Up Challenge?
Sun Up Challenge is on from 1 - 31 August. We're asking you to get out while the sun is up and run, run, roll or stroll your chosen KM. Of course, you can participate any time of the day that suits you, and anywhere that works for you - indoors, outdoors, at the gym or the local park!
Where do the funds that I raise go?
The funds you raise will go to Redkite, and will be used to expand support services for children and their families impacted by childhood cancer.
$25 can provide a meal for families when parents must give up work to care for their child
$50 can cover the cost of fuel to help get a sick child to the closest cancer ward at a moment's notice
$120 can cover a counseling session to help parents get through the years of treatment ahead
$190 can keep the lights on, covering household essentials when a parent has to stop working to be at their child's bedside
$1000 can cover the costs of accomodation for remote families with a child need treatment in hospital
WORKPLACES AND TEAMS
Grab your friends, family, work colleagues or schoolmates and ask them to support families facing childhood cancer with you.
By taking part in the Sun Up Challenge as a team, you can make an even greater difference in the lives of children growing up with cancer, and their families. Let everyone know that you are running, strollings or rolling for a brighter future!
Once you’ve created your team page, you can send out invites to everyone you know to join your team and raise funds together. Check our resources for tools to help, or get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org