Why are we Fundraising?
More than 25% of Australian children go to school hungry. Too often children from disadvantaged and dysfunctional families are not given breakfast or even lunch – and find it very difficult to concentrate in class. This significantly impacts their ability to learn and absorb information affecting their grades. Consequently, their self-confidence suffers along with their health.
The YMCA currently provides more than 500,000 breakfasts a year. In 2017, we added 8 new schools to the program, bringing the total to 93 schools across South East Queensland. But the need is still BIG!
Our aim is to not only be providing breakfast to more than 200 schools in the next 5 years, but to also be educating these kids on good nutrition and empowering them and their families with the skills to improve their food choices at home.
In 2018, with your help, we would like to add an additional 15 schools the YMCA Schools’ Breakfast Program.
How you can help
It’s simple! Once you have purchased your ticket you will be automatically directed to the fundraising page as an individual runner, or as a team.
Once you fundraise $200 individually, you'll have the cost of your ticket reimbursed to you, meaning you'll race for FREE!
If you have already registered, you are still eligible for the Run for FREE, simply set up your fundraising page now.
Once your fundraising page is setup, you can view your position on our fundraising leader boards.