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Monash Children’s Hospital Walk breaks fundraising record!

The stormy skies couldn’t keep more than 1400 participants away from Jells Park on Sunday 7 May for the 12th annual Monash Children’s Hospital Walk. 

This year, participants helped raise over $650,000 for the Monash Children’s Hospital Gait Lab. 

The Gait Lab forms part of a state-wide Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service designed to improve the abilities of children and young people following major injury, illness, or medical procedures that affect their mobility.  

Adjunct Professor Barry Rawicki and Monash Children’s Hospital Physiotherapist Danielle Archibald joined our MC, Stephanie Anderson (Nine News) on stage to talk more about the Gait Lab and how funds raised at the walk will help so many young people maximise their mobility.  

Approximately 200 participants made their way around the 1km course, with the remaining 1200 registrants taking on the 5km, each rewarded with an exclusively designed MCH Walk 2023 medal in recognition of their efforts. 

The event village provided unlimited entertainment for the young and the young at heart, as special guest entertainer, Fairy Floss the Dancing Fairy performed throughout the morning.  

The animal farm, Teddy Bear Hospital, Spin N Win Games and face painting were all massive crowd-pleasers! 

Local school and community groups were celebrated and acknowledged throughout the morning, and students from Yarra Valley Grammar and South Oakleigh College spoke eloquently about their involvement and their inspiration to support Monash Children’s Hospital.  

Thank you again to all our generous sponsors, volunteers, supporters and of course, to all who participated in what was a stellar day of fun and fundraising!