CoRDS Registry

Kawasaki Disease Foundation Australia has partnered with Sanford Coordination of Rare Diseases (CoRDS) Registry.

This is an international and Central registry of individuals of any age who have been diagnosed with a rare disease. It was primarily developed to meet an unmet need for patient registries worldwide.

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with KD, you can help researchers see the whole picture.

To enrol in the CoRDS registry, or for more information, visit www.sanfordresearch.org/cords


Warrnambool Car Show

Brooke Dean organised for the Foundation to receive the proceeds from a raffle and the jumping castle at the 4th Holden Show 'n' Shine held at Lake Pertobe Warrnambool.

A big thank you to Brooke and the Western Victoria Holden Car Club for their support.



Awareness BBQ stall held at Made with Love Market Wynyard.


MCG Stadium Stomp

July, 2014

A team made up of employees from the Dandenong, Melbourne, Ballarat and Warrnambol branches of Stringer Clark Lawyers entered a team in the MCG Stadium Stomp to raise funds for the Foundation. They were inspired after reading a story that Brooke Dean from the Warrnambool office wrote about her son who was diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease earlier this year. Stringer Clark has 24 branches in Victoria so Brooke's story has raised a lot of awareness of KD.

As a result of their support Brooke herself stomped her way around the stairs of the MCG levels 1+4, incorporating over 7,000 steps before finishing on the ground of the MCG.

We would like to thank the team involved in this event and to everyone who donates on their behalf.

Click here to view an article in the Standard newspaper.

Click here to view photos of the event.

The Melbourne branch recently held a family picnic at Ruffy Lake Park in Doncaster. It was wonderful to have families travel from Bendigo and Geelong.

Dr. Katherine Chen, a paediatrician who is doing a PhD on Kawasaki Disease with Dr. Burgner (our medical advisor) attended and spoke about the latest research study they are conducting.

All who attended found it very beneficial to be able to discuss their KD experience with Dr. Chen and other families.

Quinn Bailey cuts the cake made by his mother Bec


On Valentines Day 2014, Bec Bailey was given the opportunity to run a Fundraiser for the Foundation as part of a Casual dress day at her work. Bec explained how KD had affected her family and made a Heart shaped cake which was well received. She also run a guess the number of heart shaped lollies in the jar and sold some of our pens and wristbands.

We would like to thank Bec for helping raise awareness of Kawasaki Disease and also thank Smart Centre Geelong, Department of Human Services for assisting us in this way.


The following schools have held fundraising events to raise funds for us -


Guildford West Public School, N.S.W - the Student Representative Council sold our wristbands and the children were encouraged to wear red T-Shirts and place gold coins on an outline of a heart on the playground.


Magill School. S.A - Magill Primary School held a stall on Sports Day. The parents made cupcakes and the children made lucky dips and bracelets to be sold with popcorn at recess. The following photos show the cheque presentation to Nidal, our S.A coordinator at a special assembly. Click here to see photos


Stradbroke School, Rostrevor S.A - the Student Voice Fundraising Working Party held a casual clothes day.


Mentone Girls' Grammar School, Melbourne- Senior students held a fundraising event and also raised awareness of Kawasaki Disease.


You may like to approach your child's kinder or school to see if they are interested in holding a similar event.


The Barcaldine Rodeo Association, Queensland also held a fundraising rodeo event with profits coming to the Foundation for research into KD.


Logies Party

To coincide with the Logies Presentation at Crown Casino, the Melbourne branch held their own glamorous Logies Party. About 160 guests watched the Logies Presentation on Big Screens and also had an enjoyable fun night, raising not only funds for the Foundation but awareness of KD.

To view a newspaper article and photos click here

The following sponsors helped to make this event so successful:

  • Fremantle Media - Neighbours - Richard Jasek
  • Henley Hill Wines - Nick and Meagan Peterson
  • Belgrave Football Club
  • Planet Un-Earth - Sean Parry
  • Spirit of Glass - Kirsten Laken
  • Casama Mojo Wines
  • Have ya bean cafe Upwey - Terry and Liz Stewart
  • Suzette Kauffeld Paintings - Suzette Kauffeld
  • Flowers by Dee - Dee Paull
  • Red Jelly Creative Studio - Karina Savage
  • Japs Rodriguez Photography - Japs Rodriguez
  • Belgrave Chiropractic - Dr. Patrick Sunstrom