Dr Shuan Dai, director of ophthalmology at Queensland Children’s Hospital, and Dr Ann Webber, senior paediatric optometrist, are embarking on the Trek for Sick Kids to support the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Together with their respective partners, Ms Hong Duan and Mr Brad Gregory, they will trek sections of the Larapinta Trail in Alice Springs during NAIDOC week (2–9 July) as part of the Trek for Sick Kids.
They are aiming to raise $20,000 for the foundation, which plays a vital role in enhancing the lives of sick and injured children.
Webber said the Children’s Hospital Foundation has consistently made significant contributions to paediatric healthcare by funding life-saving medical research, investing in essential equipment, and providing valuable support and entertainment for children and their families.
“In the realm of optometry and ophthalmology alone, the foundation has previously allocated over $300,000 to finance equipment purchases and research support grants,” she said.
“This year, the funds raised through the Larapinta Trek for Sick Kids will be directed towards projects specifically designed to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families.”
To help Dai and Webber’s team achieve their target, visit https://chf-larapinta-2023.inadv.com.au/t/qch-ophthalmology.
“By making a donation, you can contribute directly to the betterment of the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children,” Webber said.
“Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference. Additionally, please help us spread the word about this important cause by sharing the Trek for Sick Kids campaign with your friends, family, and colleagues.”