Thank you to the hundreds of runners and walkers who exerted a bit (or a lot!) of sweat on a balmy Sunday along the beautiful Parramatta River to raise much-needed awareness and money for children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).
William’s Walk has just completed its third edition and the new setting at Pavilion Flat, Parramatta Park proved a huge success with a picturesque running and walking course in the heart of Sydney.
We are very close to reaching our fundraising target of $100,000 and we couldn’t have done it without the generosity, ingenuity and dedication of our members! Thank you!
We would like to thank the fantastic sponsors of William's Walk 2014: Pfizer, Allianz Australia, Coleman Greig Lawyers, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, Sign Holders and Rush Hour Australia as well as all the companies that donated wonderful prizes for our raffle.
On the day we had a wide array of fabulous performers and entertainers who helped make William's Walk 2014 such an enjoyable day out. We would like to thank Lah-Lah, The Lorax Spectacular, Crossover Dance and to all the Dance Schools - you were all amazing!
On the same day as William’s Walk, some of our support groups and branches put on their own ‘Community Walk for Joints’ events in Tamworth and Warilla. Arthritis & Osteoporosis NSW would like to thank everyone involved in the Tamworth, Warilla/Shellharbour, Wollongong and Woonona groups for their tireless efforts in putting on 'Community Walk for Joints' and raising money for arthritis. Your efforts were phenomenal and hopefully the beginning of many more ‘Walk for Joints’ events across NSW!
We hope to see everyone at William’s Walk 2015 as we continue to put JIA in the spotlight and raise money so that we can make a big difference in a little person’s life!
Over 4,000 Australian children suffer from JIA and often feel alone, wondering why other children can run, jump and play when they are unable to. The funds raised from William’s Walk go directly to increasing children’s confidence and self-esteem, developing sporting and motor skills and give them the opportunity to gain control over JIA and their lives.
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