Raised so far
The 24 Hour Spinathon is back! Our 2019 event raised over $180,000 in memory of Joe Blackwell. However, the need still remains. Join us again in October 2022 as we spin to raise vital funds for babies born premature or sick at The Royal.
28 October 2022 12:00 pm Vicious Cycle Lower Ground 27 Park Street Sydney
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|Have fun while raising vital funds for premature babies.|
ABOUT THE 24 HOUR SPINATHON
In 2019 Joe Blackwell was born 9 weeks premature at The Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick. To complicate matters, Joe was born with a serious heart condition. Joe fought hard for 5 weeks and 1 day under the care of the team in The Royal’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) but sadly lost his fight.
To honour the care that Joe received while he was at The Royal, Joe’s parents, Mike and Jayne Blackwell, have created this 24 Hour Spinathon, held each year to continue Joe’s legacy.
In 2019, The 24 Hour Spinathon raised over $180,000 for the NICU. The funds have purchased life-saving equipment such as a humidicrib and portable x-ray machine that will save thousands of premature babies lives each year.
Each year, The NICU cares for over 1,000 premature and critically-ill babies just like Joe. Over 70% of the equipment in the NICU has been purchased through donations and fundraisers.
Join us in the 2022 24 Hour Spinathon as we continue to fundraise for our most vulnerable babies and honour Joe’s brave fight.