Resilience Gymnastics In-house Comp Fundraiser

Resilience Gymnastics College in Melbourne Victoria came up with a truly creative way to honour baby Maksim and raise funds for Stillbirth Foundation in June this year. They cleverly hosted an In-house competition!

Through this event they were able to raise a whopping $4,788 and spread awareness about stillbirth to parents of students and the wider community. Thank you so much for your support!

 

Wonderwomen rock ROC

On May 13th these 19 wondermums travelled from the GC to Brisbane to participate in the ROC Race (Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge). This is 5km of ‘fun’ obstacles which they completed in brilliant wonderwomen suits!

They decided to raise funds for stillbirth research and honour Luca, who would have been 7 on the 14th May.
They raised over $1300 and from the looks of this photo absolutely nailed the event.

HBF Run for a Reason

On May 28, 2017 Carlee and the indomitable Team Nate, ran HBF Run for a Reason for the second year. Carlee actually participated the year prior, pregnant with the little one who this year, got to check out the scenery!

Think a marathon has to be no gruelling?….check out these pics to see that can also be fun. #GoTeamNate

Wedding donation

When Caterina and Roberto were planning their wedding, they knew they wanted to remember their stillborn baby Angela in the day’s events.
So rather than spending money on table gifts for their guests, they donated the allocated money that they would have spent on bonbonniere to Stillbirth Foundation.
Each table place setting contained a card explaining that funds were being donated in Angela’s memory to contribute to stillbirth research and prevention.
On their wedding day, Caterina and Roberto included Angela as an integral part of the day and contributed to further research.

Orica Winery Ride

Jordana and Alistair lost their little boy Kai on March 25th 2016.

Like so many parents affected by stillbirth, they wanted to raise awareness about its prevalence as well as funds for research to help find answers.

Knowing that they wanted to do a bike ride, they located the beautiful Orica Winery Ride which allowed them to participate with supportive friends. Don’t let the reference to wineries fool you – this was hardly a gentle meander!

Their fundraising efforts resulted in over $11,00 donated to the Stillbirth Foundation and an opportunity to remember Kai.

Rafael’s Reach

On Saturday 26th 2016 Anne-Maree Polimeni and Alan Wilson held a cocktail party and silent auction to raise awareness and funds for stillbirth research.

The event was held in honour of their third son, Rafael who was stillborn in 2015. The date of the event would have marked Rafael’s 12 month anniversary.

The event raised $25,000 which is a herculean effort and will make a difference in supporting future research.

 

 

Remy & Co Pasta Bar

Michael and Nina honour their stillborn daughter Remy with each meal they serve at their restaurant Remy & Co Pasta Bar, with a donation to Stillbirth Foundation and Sands from each meal ordered.

They recently marked their one year anniversary which was a celebration of community and awareness.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance – October 15

October 15 marked International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day and we were honoured to attend a memorial ceremony held at Woronora Memorial Park. The event included a candlelight ceremony to partake in the international wave of light and also saw the unveiling of a permanent memorial for Landon Max Baggett and all stillborn babies.

Although these babies are loved and remembered everyday, this particular day is a day for parents, siblings, grandparents and families to very publicly remember their babies. We hope that one day soon, everyday will feel more comfortable publicly remembering these lost lives.

View images from the event below.

Bunyip Community Day

When Adam’s good friends lost their baby Evie, he wanted to do something that would make a difference. So he decided to fundraise for stillbirth research. He decided to have a ‘beard shave off’ of his gloriously long beard and get people to donate. With enough donations he also volunteered to dye his beard and wear the colour for a week.

Once the community of Bunyip heard about his efforts, the town got together to hold a community day for families with the great ‘shave off’ as the highlight of the day. Local businesses helped to sponsor the family day and over $8,000 was raised by Adam and his family for Stillbirth Foundation in Evie’s name.

This is an incredible example of an event that raised awareness of stillbirth and also raised valued funds for future research.

You can see the great ‘before’ and ‘after’ pics of Adam below.

 

#SupportaDad

These men have found interesting ways to raise money for a necessary cause – stillbirth research. From beard shaves to running in costumes, multiple marathons or trivia nights. The methods employed are noteworthy and creative in their efforts to #supportadad. This can (and should) be done all year round but September is noteworthy since Father’s Day occurs in this month and can be another one of those difficult ‘celebration’ dates.