Hip Wise 4 Kidz

 
$5,948 raised
7%
GOAL $90,000
32 donations
 
since Jun 2016
 
 

Hip Wise 4 Kidz - Help stop late diagnosed hip dysplasia

As many as 1 in 50 newborns, in Australia, are being treated for hip dysplasia, yet 68% of parents feel minimally informed about this condition; that's after they have been told their child has the condition. Most have only ever heard of hip dysplasia occuring in dogs. When the first of my two girls was diagnosed I was bewildered. My second daughter's diagnosis, late in 2014, inspired me to set up Healthy Hips Australia.

What we need your help with:

One of our goals is to include hip dysplasia information in the Bounty Mother-To-Be Bag (www.bountybags.com.au) which reaches over 70% of pregnant women, and to have a presence at the Pregnancy, Babies & Children's Expos (www.pbcexpo.com.au).

These are fantastic opportunities to raise awareness for hip dysplasia so that early diagnosis is maximised, risk factors such as tight swaddling over the hips & legs are minimised and those faced with treatment feel less overwhelmed than parents currently do.

Why?

In recent years late diagnosed developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) has tripled in Australia. Also known as hip dysplasia, this common condition occurs when the ball and socket of the hip do not fit together in their 'normal' position. Sometimes this is due to abnormal development and/or lack of growth of the hip joint. 

It can result in months — and in some cases years — of medical treatment. Left undiagnosed, it’s one of the leading causes of early-onset arthritis of the hip. Despite this, parent awareness of DDH and factors influencing it in Australia is limited.

$90 000 - really?

There are no health promotion strategies for hip dysplasia in Australia, so Healthy Hips Australia is working to change this. Unfortunately costs add up quickly and $90 000 would fund the Bounty Bags and get us stalls at the Expos. 

We are approaching grant providers, as well as the government, for support for other awareness strategies but this can't wait.

Every donation and support for this means that one less family would be bewildered by a diagnosis of hip dysplasia.

Please click the 'Donate Now' link to make your contribution. 

From the thousands of children and adults impacted by hip dysplasia and their families we thank you!

Sarah Twomey

(Healthy Hips Australia Founder and mum of two girls with hip dysplasia)

 

Important Information:

Healthy Hips Australia Ltd is licensed to collect on-line donations to support the work we do. Fundraising legislation varies for each state and territory. We are working towards registration in all states and territories and are currently able to fundraise/accept donations from people in the following states and territories; Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory, New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory. Donations made over $2 are tax deductible. Our Australian Business Number is ABN 75 605 680 411.

For more information about hip dysplasia please visit:  www.healthyhipsaustralia.org.au/education-training/what-is-developmental-dysplasia-of-the-hip/

To find out more about Healthy Hips Australia please visit:  www.healthyhipsaustralia.org.au

To visit the Healthy Hips Australia Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/healthyhipsaustralia

$5,948 raised
7%
GOAL $90,000
32 donations
 
since Jun 2016
 
Fundraising for
Healthy Hips Australia
Healthy Hips Australia (HHA) is a national health promotion charity, the first of its kind in the country, working to ensure expert resources, education and support are available to all people impacted by hip dysplasia or working with those affected by it.

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