The Canberra Hospital’s annual fundraising event is upon us!
The main event will be the Big Wig Challenge when 11 brave local business and community leaders will face their fears, and scale down Building 8 on Hospital Road.
Among them will be patient advocate Chris Cairns, who was left a paraplegic after a series of life threatening health emergencies just over 12 months ago. With the assistance of robotic technology being trialed at the University of Canberra Hospital he is learning to walk again and is able to participate in the challenge!
The other big wigs joining Chris are:
Deborah Rolfe AM – Canberra Hospital Foundation Chair
Dave Peffer – Canberra Health Services CEO
Susan Freiberg – Canberra Health Services Executive Director Centenary Hospital for Women Youth and Children
Richard Rolfe – Rolfe Motors
Archie Tsirimokos – Meyer Vandenberg Lawyers
Amanda Whitley – Her Canberra
Christine Shaw – Blackshaw Realestate
Jane Gunn – KPMG
Ron Shepherd – Advantage Advertising
Tane Patchett – Multiplex
Chris Cairns – CAN GIVE DAY Patient Advocate
But that’s not all….
26 teams across Canberra Hospital are hosting events, from bake sales and dress ups to MasterChef Cooking challenges.
Breast Screen ACT will clear the runway for a Bra Walk at 10:30am. The team have decorated bras they’ll be wearing on the outside of their clothing to raise awareness of breast cancer and raise funds for CAN GIVE DAY. Julianne Solway, a registered Nurse at BreastScreen ACT says
“We hope to build this event year upon year. Hopefully one day we will see workplaces filled with people wearing bras on the outside on CAN GIVE DAY to bring awareness to breast cancer and the importance of breast screening”
While four top cooks will compete in the MasterCook Challenge, with three challenges to test their skill and grit!