Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations      HubGarden      Recipes
1 million Australian readers every month      list your event

Launch of the 2017 'Walk to Save Our Sons'

Home > Melbourne > Community Events | Celebrity | Fun Things To Do | Fundraisers | Walks
by Jen (subscribe)
For a ready list of fun things to do or revisit, SAVE the article to your TO DO LIST. Please 'CLICK LIKE' if you enjoyed what you read. The more 'likes' it has, the more exposure the event receives.
Event: -
Get involved with community activities & show your support
walk to save our sons, launch of walk to save our sons, gold coin donation, community event, health and fitness, save our sons, elie eid, walkers, walk, charity, fundraiser, fun things to do, duchenne muscular dystrophy, bbq breakfast, child friendly activities, activities for kids, fun for kids, face painting, jumping castle, balloons, minii fitness workout, raffles, giveaways, 11 day journey, celebrities, supporters, crown palladium, royal children's hospital, duchenne nurse, australian childrens hospital, medical equipment
All images courtesy of Walk to Save our Sons

A lot of community support and involvement is required, so lets all raise our hands to make the Launch of the 2017 Walk to Save Our Sons a huge success!. Let's see a huge line-up of people at the start line to cheer the walkers as they begin their 300km walk.

Mark Tuesday 21 March, 7.15am in your diary and head to the Queen Victoria Market Shed A, 513 Elizabeth St, Melbourne to cheer on father and founder of Save Our Sons, Elie Eid and the walkers as they embark on their arduous 300-kilometre walk around the Bay of Melbourne, to help raise awareness and funding for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

On the morning, a delicious BBQ breakfast will be available for a mere gold coin donation to the charity. There'll be plenty to keep the kiddies happy with activities like face painting, jumping castle, balloons and a mini fitness workout, not to mention raffles and giveaways.


SOS charity walk runs over 11 days, so a show of support along the way from you the community can only help raise the spirits of the walkers as you meet them and dive into community events to show your appreciation.

Invite friends and family, the more the merrier. There'll be media, radio, fun activities, and of course, all the amazing walkers at the major Chemist Warehouse stores listed further down.

For part of the way on this 11-day journey, Elie, accompanied by celebrities and supporters, will be pushing his 12-year-old son Emilio in a wheelchair. Diagnosed with Duchenne in 2006, a severe muscle wasting condition, this event highlights that it affects 1 in 3500 boys and is the number 1 genetic killer of young boys worldwide and affects girls in rare cases. To date, it has no cure and no one survives.

Funds raised from this event will go towards medical equipment; place a specialised Duchenne nurse in every Australian children's hospital; fund scientific research and clinical trials to find a cure. This 300km walk around the bay along with a gala event at Melbourne's Crown Palladium aims to raise up to $1.2 million and in some part to fund a specialist nurse at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne for a 3rd year.

walk to save our sons, launch of walk to save our sons, gold coin donation, community event, health and fitness, save our sons, elie eid, walkers, walk, charity, fundraiser, fun things to do, duchenne muscular dystrophy, bbq breakfast, child friendly activities, activities for kids, fun for kids, face painting, jumping castle, balloons, minii fitness workout, raffles, giveaways, 11 day journey, celebrities, supporters, crown palladium, royal children's hospital, duchenne nurse, australian childrens hospital, medical equipment
Click on image to see larger detail

The Charity Gala

Hosted by Amanda Keller and supported by special guests, what's more fun than a magical evening at The Grand Masquerade Ball. Saturday 1 April 2017 is the date and arrive at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Dress code is black tie and please RSVP by 17 March 2017. Crown Palladium at 8 Whiteman St, Southbank is the venue and tables include a gourmet 3 course dinner inclusive of beverages.

Join this exceptional evening to raise money for research, nurses and support for families affected by Duchenne. Get your tickets HERE. Choose between a Platinum Table, a Gold Table or an Individual Ticket at the Gold Table. Platinum tables of 10 PAX enjoy a pre-event champagne lounge, first class seating and premium beverage options throughout the event with a celebrity ambassador and their guest joining your table of 10 for the night.

walk to save our sons, launch of walk to save our sons, gold coin donation, community event, health and fitness, save our sons, elie eid, walkers, walk, charity, fundraiser, fun things to do, duchenne muscular dystrophy, bbq breakfast, child friendly activities, activities for kids, fun for kids, face painting, jumping castle, balloons, minii fitness workout, raffles, giveaways, 11 day journey, celebrities, supporters, crown palladium, royal children's hospital, duchenne nurse, australian childrens hospital, medical equipment

Save the Dates and Meet the Walkers

Day 1 - Tue 21 March, 7.30am to 8am - watch the walkers warm up at the Queen Vic Market before they begin their 10 day journey at 8.30am sharp!
4.30pm - CW (Chemist Warehouse) Hopers Crossing, 428 Old Geelong Rd, Hoppers Crossing.
Day 2 - Wed 22 March, 9am to 9.30am - CW Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre, 282 Derrimut Road, Werribee.
Day 3 - Thu 23 March, 8.30am to 9.10am - CW Corio, 470 Princess Hwy, Corio.
12.30pm-1.15pm CW Geelong, 179 Little Malop St, Geelong
Day 7 - Mon 27 March, 8.30am to 9am, CW Safety Beach,154 Marine Drive, Safety Beach.
Day 8 - Tue 28 March, 8.30am to 9am - CW 34 Wells St, Frankston.
Day 9 - Wed 29 March, 10am Royal Children's Hospital Visit; Neuromuscular visit with the doctors and staff; **WE ENCOURAGE AS MANY FAMILIES TO COME TO THIS VISIT**
Day 10 - Thu 30 March, 10.30am to 11am - CW Chadstone, 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone.
Day 11 - Fri 31 March, 10am to 10.20am - CW St Kilda, 41 Fitzroy St, St Kilda.
12noon CROWN CASINO - FINISH LINE CELEBRATIONS
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  11
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? 2017 Walk to Save our Sons fundraiser, a 300km walk around the Bay of Melbourne to help raise awareness for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
When: Tuesday 21 March at 7.30am to 31 March at 12pm 2017
Where: Around the Bay of Melbourne and 513 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, VIC
Cost: Support the walkers & donate on the website; get a ticket & go to the Gala; gold coin donation on the day etc.
Your Comment
Articles from other cities
Featured
Foodi Photoh Classie
Top Events
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists
Questions