Perth2Pambula

Campaign creator Perth2Pambula - Raising awareness for Mental Health and Autism
Fundraising for Danes R. Waites
Event Perth2Pambula
$27,295 raised
5%
GOAL $500,000
384 donations
 
since Mar 2015
 
 
 

Dane is an elite athlete and has run across Australia from Perth to Pambula, over 4000km to raise money and awareness for mental health and autism.

Dane had a dream that was created with his father of running from Perth to Pambula, he has been running 50km per day, six days a week since the 2003 Dublin Special Olympics - he takes Fridays off to go dancing!

Danes’ goal exceeds in three months what most of us could not achieve in a lifetime. Dane wants others living with significant Autism and a mental health condition to see that a “great life” can be achieved.

Dane has come a long way since being diagnosed with Classic Autism. Against all odds he has learnt to talk, recognise emotions and make lifelong friendships. He has competed in the Special Olympics, bringing home a bronze medal for Australia, and he has spent the past 14 years training for his run across Australia.

With more than 115,000 Australians on the autism spectrum, Dane is determined to raise much needed funds for medical research, awareness and support services for other Autistic Australians like himself. Dane is raising money for Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT), Beyond Blue and Autism CRC.

Dane has the support of his beautiful mother Junee, loving friends and a close knit community, now he needs the rest of Australia to get behind him.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON PERTH2PAMBULA:

www.perth2pambula.com.au

Dane's book - Smiling at Shadows
https://www.facebook.com/perth2pambula

For further information please contact: perth2pambula@gmail.com

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updates

24
Sep
I'M HAVING A BIG PARTY AND EVERYONE IS INVITED! PLEASE COME ALONG AND CHEER ME HOME,
WHEN Saturday, September 30 at 12pm
WHERE: Pambula Surf Life Saving Club.
Please join me for a huge homecoming party - after my 4000+km run from Perth2Pambula, I look forward to meeting my supporters. It's going to be a fun filled family day with live music from The Figmentz and Gary Carson Jones. Great food available for purchase from the Pambula Rotary Sausage Sizzle, Cheeky Mango and Ragino Coffee. A free shuttle will run from 11:30 to 3:00 from the Sporting Complex to Pambula Surf Club.
See you on September 30! Keep smiling, Dane
17
Aug
I've made it to South Australia! Thank you to all the Perth2Pambula MyCause donors. Every dollar is one more for my chosen charities ASPECT, Beyond Blue and Autism CRC.
I love reading your comments, they are very encouraging for me.
Keep smiling, Dane
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$27,295 raised
5%
GOAL $500,000
384 donations
 
since Mar 2015
 
Fundraising for
Danes R. Waites
Dane Waites is one of thousands of Australians with Autism. Dane has run over 4000km across Australia from Perth WA to Pambula NSW to raise money and awareness for Autism and Mental Health.
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Perth2Pambula - Raising awareness for Mental Health and Autism
 
 

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