We have a huge audacious goal and to need to raise $500k per year to fund our Exercise Medicine programs in every paediatric cancer centre Australia wide. So, what will we do with the money?
- $130 will provide a child with cancer a Fitbit fitness watch
- $5,000 will provide a hospital with necessary equipment to promote play and encourage physical activity
- $50,000 will fund a part time physio in each kids cancer centre for one year
Donate to Little Big Steps
Your donations are distributed across four key fundraising aims, all designed to help kids with Cancer get moving.
- Exercise Medicine
- Technology and Exercise Equipment
- Activity Tracking Devices
Here’s a little more detail about each aim:
It is essential that we get kids working with the experts to ensure that the level and type of physical activity they are undertaking is safe, and the benefits are being maximised. We currently have exercise physiologists and physiotherapists stationed in multiple hospitals around Australia, and we are hoping to secure one specialist practitioner per paediatric cancer centre by the end of 2020.
TECHNOLOGY AND EXERCISE EQUIPMENT
ACTIVITY TRACKING DEVICES
Funding of technology and equipment for an Ex-Med program which includes VR Headsets, Sony PlayStations, stationary bikes, balls, bands etc will make exercise medicine fun for these kids
YOU CAN FUND A FITBIT FOR ONE OF THE 900 CHILDREN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER EACH YEAR.
When a child is going to through treatment for cancer it often involves high doses of chemotherapy and sometimes radiation therapy which can cause all sorts of horrible side effects such as nausea, vomiting, excessive tiredness, shortness of breath, irritability, decreased attention span, headaches, and dizziness.
A Fitbit can help with some of these side effects and give a child a sense of control and can motivate them to get moving.
The Fitbit costs $130. We know first-hand something quite simple like this can really help. Thank you for your generous donation.