Haemophilia Awareness Week

Haemophilia Awareness Week Achieving your dream

Haemophilia Awareness Week starts today and runs until Saturday 13 October 2012.

The theme this year is “Achieving your Dream” and during the week we are running Red Cake Day!

Haemophilia Awareness Week is an opportunity for haemophilia foundations and other organisations, as well as individuals and families, to take part in a campaign and activities to raise awareness about haemophilia and related inherited bleeding disorders throughout Australia.

Read the special edition Haemophilia Awareness Week newsletter. Highlighted are great personal stories about Chris Gordon, AFL umpire, and a young boy Adam Field - click here.

Download promotional items from our website - click here

For more information about awareness week - click here

Red Cake Day
RED CAKES CAN CHANGE LIVES!

It’s true. They can. That’s why HFA is calling on our friends and supporters to help us celebrate Haemophilia Awareness Week by taking part in our first Red Cake Day!

It’s easy ... All you have to do is pick a day during Awareness Week to bake red cakes or cupcakes, decorate them, and share them with your friends or work colleagues in exchange for a donation or a gold coin. You could take them to work, school, have a cake stall or simply host an afternoon tea with your nearest and dearest family and friends. Not only will you be having a delicious morning tea but you’ll be helping raise funds and spread the word about haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders! Then, simply send the donations to Haemophilia Foundation Australia. All funds raised will go to a range of programs and services ran around the nation to benefit people with a bleeding disorder and their families.

For more information on RCD visit our website -click here

Stuck for a recipe? Why not check out our website for some yummy red ideas! -click here 

EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY
Victoria
In Neerim South in regional Victoria once again “Paint the town red” will be staged on Saturday 13 October. Come down and enjoy the sausage sizzle and some yummy red cakes. Thanks to the Donna Field for organising the event, the local community, and Neerim District Community Bank®.

Bendigo Banks in the South Gippsland region will be participating during awareness week and will have promotional items at all branches and will be fundraising. Thank you to the branches and their staff.

Queensland
In Brisbane Hugo Mitchell and his family are organising Ride for a Cure on Sunday 7 October. The aim of the event is for participants to ride/wheel as many laps as they can around the Nundah Criterium Circuit over a 30 minute period. Each lap is approximately1.2km. This event is not a race. All skill levels, including those on scooters and in wheelchairs, are encouraged to participate.

South Australia
A Red Cake Stall will be held in the town of Eudunda on Friday 12 October. Come down and purchase some yummy cakes.

We have quite a few Red Cake Days happening around the nation in workplaces, kinders, schools and libraries. Thank you to the hosts for organizing and colleagues, family and friends for participating in Red Cake Day.

PHOTO GALLERY
Photos will be uploaded daily on the HFA facebook page – become our friend today - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Haemophilia-Foundation-Australia/71943956088  
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Check the photo gallery on our website daily - click here

 Date: 07/10/12