Latest KD News
We are now registered with Go Fundraise which allows out supporters an increased range of options to fundraise.
These can be direct donations or in the form of:
- Personal Challenge
- In Memory
- Special Occasion
- Making a Difference
- Event Specific
fundraising pages where funds raised directly benefit the Foundation.
Another way to make a donation is through PayPal
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All donations over $2 are tax deductible.
The Melbourne Branch of the Foundation will be holding a family picnic at
Ruffy Lake Park, Victoria St Entrance, Doncaster,
Melways ref. 33 J10 on
Sunday March 23rd from 12 Noon.
Look for the KD signage
Dr. Katherine Chen, a paediatrician who is doing a PhD on KD with Dr. Burgner (our medical advisor) will be attending. She will give a short talk about the latest research study they are doing and then will be available to speak individually to interested families.
Latest published article in Australia
Our medical advisor Dr. Burgner, who is based at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and Dr. Michael Cheung, who is Director of Cardiology at the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, have just had an article on Kawasaki Disease in the Australian Family Physician which is published by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
This article stresses the importance of prompt recognition and early referral. It is very easy to read and an excellent resource for any medical professionals. To read this article - click here.
The KD Foundation Co-ordinators recently addressed the Maternal Health Nurses at the Geelong Regional meeting. We presented them with an awareness package including a copy of this article.
To see a photo of this presentation - click here.
KD foundation is now on Facebook. 'Like and share our page'.
Last year we had a supporter compete in the Sydney Marathon as part of the Blackmores running festival and in October our medical advisor Dr. Burgner and another KD parent competed in the Melbourne Marathon.
We would like to thank them for their efforts and to the many people who donated on their behalf to support our work.
Registrations are now open for this year.
This year David and his son competed in the annual Melbourne "City to Sea" run held on Sunday 17 November.
Thanks to the generous sponsorship from our KD families and friends nearly $600 was raised for the foundation. Donations can still be made at run.gofundraise.com.au/page/BurgnerD
or through our general GoFundraise page.
The Blackmore Sydney Running Festival will be held on September 22nd 2013.
Registrations are now open and if you 'run for a cause' you can run for free. Please let us know if you are interested in supporting us.
Melbourne Marathon - 13th October 2013
Join thousands of runners and walkers on Sunday 13th October to take part in Melbourne's premier event: 2012 was a huge success so why not get a team together, get involved and help raise even more. We can assist with creating a team page.
for photos of the Melbourne Marathon and Quinn who had KD recently. He was the inspiration for his mum competing in her first marathon.
Very Exciting News
In the U.S on the 28th March, Grey's Anatomy (Medical T.V Show) featured a story "that's near and dear to many of us - the story of a mother's intuition and a child's fight for life before he was diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease.
The episode starred actress and KD parent Sarah Chalke, as she relived one of the worst nightmares parents can go through - fighting for a correct diagnoses for her sick child". (from U.S Foundation Website)
The little boy who played the role of Sarah's son on the show has also had KD.
Although it was only a minor story line it was a wonderful opportunity for the U.S Foundation to increase awareness and raise funds. Sarah has since been on several talk shows talking about KD.
The ABC program Catalyst on ABC1 in Melbourne ran a story on Kawasaki Disease on the 17th May 2012. This is the first time an extended program segment about KD has been shown on Australian television.
You can watch this story plus view extended interviews by clicking on the following link - Click here
Sydney Information Session
Following the success of our Information Session in Melbourne we held an Information Session at The Sydney Children's Hospital in September 2012. We are hoping to provide more of these sessions in the future.
Kawasaki Disease Awareness Day