The NF Hero Challenge is an online fundraising campaign for the Children's Tumour Foundation of Australia that invites men, women and children of all ages to be a hero for the NF community by helping to raise much needed funds and awareness for Neurofibromatosis (NF).
Go on a hike, ride a bike or even shave your head. There are no rules and no bad ideas. It could be a physical challenge, facing a legitimate fear or even giving up something that is important to you for a day, week or the entire month. The NF Hero Challenge is both an excuse and an opportunity to face your fears and step outside your comfort zone, so that those living with NF do not face their fight alone.
The unpredictability of NF is the common thread that unites sufferers even though the challenges they each face differ. The NF Hero Challenge is inspired by this truth, as well as the courage of our NF Heroes as they stare down the barrel of an uncertain future.
JOIN THE FIGHT THIS AUGUST.
REGISTER A CHALLENGE TODAY AND BE A HERO TO THE NF COMMUNITY
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Neurofibromatosis (or NF) is a fearsome foe! It is a genetic disorder that causes tumours to grow on the nerves throughout the body, including the brain and spine. It is a cancer disposition syndrome that is progressive, unpredictable and there is NO CURE.
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But, people with NF are borN Fighters. They face a life of uncertainty and anxiety, forced to battle tumours that can cause significant health issues including blindness, persistent pain, deafness, bone abnormalities, seizures, disfigurement and developmental delays. And whilst every person's experience is different, they all have one thing in common - THEY ARE ALL BRAVE.
Throughout July and August, we will be encouraging businesses, individuals and community groups to register for the NF Hero Challenge and fundraise for the Children's Tumour Foundation by asking...
WHAT IS WITHIN YOUR POWER TO HELP #CONQUERNF?
YOU COULD GET INVOLVED IN ONE OF TWO WAYS:
- Register to be part of the NF Hero Challenge only and fundraise online in support of the Children's Tumour Foundation; or
- Register for the NF Hero Event Day hosted on Sunday 8th September in 8 locations around the country. Everyone who registers will be given the opportunity to set up a fundraising page and get involved in the challenge too. You will also receive a complimentary NF Hero Cape.
NF HERO CHALLENGE
Go on a hike, ride a bike or shave your head to raise funds and awareness of NF. When it comes to deciding on a challenge, there are no rules or bad ideas, only good intentions.
It could be a physical challenge like a marathon, facing a legitimate fear of heights or even giving up something that is important to you for the entire month of August, like coffee.
If you are a business, why not turn your workplace into a HERO'S HEADQUARTERS and register a team to make a hero-sized difference to the lives of those living with NF. Go one step further and match every dollar raised by your employees. Did someone say #teambuilding?
Whatever you choose to do, we want to hear about it so that we can support you on your journey and bring a legion of community members along for the ride.CLICK HERE FOR CHALLENGE IDEAS
NF HERO EVENT DAY
On Sunday 8 September, we will celebrate and honour our NF and fundraising heroes with a family friendly event in 7 locations around the country.
In addition to games, entertainment and the potential for a surprise celebrity ambassador, we will be encouraging everyone to join us for a short 2.5km Awareness Walk around the park in their NF Hero capes and CTF attire in recognition of the 1 in 2,500 people living with Neurofibromatosis.
For many people with NF, mobility can be a challenge they face everyday, but this is not a race and we are not trying to set a record. We walk in solidarity and we walk with pride in support of those who may not be able to take that step right now.
When you register for the event, each registrant will be given the option to set up a fundraising page too.REGISTER FOR THE EVENT
Do you have a large group or corporate team who want to get involved? We can save you time that may be better spent planning your challenge to set up your team fundraising pages for you. Contact our National Events Manager, Rachel Skelton on 0432 625 860 or by email email@example.com to find out more.
Click through the links below to find out more about where to go and what is happening in each locations:
Sydney | Melbourne | Brisbane | Canberra | Warracknabeal
MASSIVE THANK YOU TO HARVEY NORMAN FOR DONATING THIS INCREDIBLE PRIZE!
PLUS, EVERY PERSON WHO RAISES OVER $500, WILL RECEIVE:
- A ticket into the raffle to win 1 of 2 Hitachi 49" Smart 4K UHD LED LCD TVs
- A Yellow #ConquerNF Cap
- A Plush CTF Penguin + NF Hero Cape
- An induction into the NF Hero Wall of Fame
- PLUS for every additional $100 raised, you will receive an extra ticket into the raffle draw
- The more you raise, the more chance you have of winning!
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