Save the Date for RBWH Giving Day 2022
Get ready to Raise it for RBWH on Wednesday June 15!
RBWH Giving Day is the highlight on the RBWH Foundation calendar, providing a chance for Queenslanders to show the depth of their gratitude and generosity to our healthcare heroes through the support of life-saving research and patient care.
Every dollar donated by 15 June 2022 will be doubled, for double the impact, and planning is well underway to make this year’s RBWH Giving Day bigger and better than ever.
Last year’s event gave Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) 640-thousand reasons to celebrate after a fundraising goal of $500,000 was well and truly smashed. From early morning, the hospital was abuzz with superstar pop musicians through to a cross-Departmental tug of war.
The hospital was showcased on Channel Seven’s national breakfast program, Sunrise, with weatherman Sam Mac kickstarting the appeal. Donors were the true stars of the day, from those who donated handfuls of coins to others with cheques for thousands of dollars. Each came with a story of gratitude, and the stories were priceless.
*Click on the dots to see gratitude messages from our 2021 RBWH Giving Day donors.
“With heartfelt thanks for the wonderful angels at the RBWH. I can walk again.”Halina
“Due to the continual care and cheerful attitude of the staff, I am now clear of cancer. I am now ninety-one years old and am very thankful.”Keith
“I’m not a person that has a lot of money, but I really wanted to contribute something.”Ashleigh
“My donation is just a small indication of the immense gratitude that I feel towards the RBWH and I hope that my donation can assist in providing life-saving care for others like me.”William
“Thank you to the RBWH Foundation who continually encourage, support and inspire us (frontline healthcare workers) to deliver the best healthcare services to those in need.”Ingrid
“For the outstanding nursing and medical care that enabled my Lucy girl to survive and thrive her premature birth. I am eternally and infinitely grateful.”Karla
RBWH Saved Reece’s Life, So He Now Gives Back to Save Others
When it comes to fundraising, few individuals are more committed – or tireless – than former patient, Reece Crawford.
In 2014, RBWH saved Reece’s life after he sustained severe head injuries in a serious motor scooter accident. Warned he may never walk again, Reece upped the ante, learning to walk, then run, and now uses his passion to fundraise for medical and clinician-led research.
RBWH staff also inspired Reece to embark on a career change and he now works as an Assistant Physiotherapist at RBWH.
In 2021, Reece staged ‘Run 21 for the Royal’, an incremental marathon starting with one kilometre on the first day and ending with a half-marathon of 21.1 kilometres on Day 21. Reece was able to raise a staggering $13,000.
If you would like to help Raise it for the Royal this RBWH Giving Day, register using the buttons below.