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Originally published on cashrewards.com
Cashrewards is proud to announce our participation in ‘Big Change for Little Champions,’ a fundraising effort held by the Starlight Foundation in conjunction with Channel 9’s The Footy Show.
The telethon event, which aims to raise $500,000, will be held on the evening of Thursday September 14 and broadcast live on The Footy Show, which airs from 8:30pm AEST.
All funds raised will go towards brightening the lives of sick children and teens and will support innovative programs aimed at their recovery.
How far will the funds go?
With $500,000, Starlight – Australia’s most trusted and broadest reaching children’s charity, will be able to help 12,500 sick kids.
These kids include little Austin pictured with The Footy Show’s Beau Ryan, below. Austin loves watching the footy with his dad, but cheers for his mum’s favourite team, the Cowboys. Austin has been diagnosed with cancer and had to be kept in isolation while undergoing chemotherapy. When Austin was well enough, he was able to mix with other kids again in the Starlight Express Room, where he could also hang out with Captain Starlight.
If you are unable to donate out of your own pockets, we will gladly donate on your behalf. During the Telethon and for 24 hours after, Cashrewards will donate $10 to the Starlight foundation for every new member who signs up for free to Cashrewards.
Cashrewards would also like to recognise the amazing contributions from other companies involved in the Big Change for Little Champions telethon fundraising event, including of course The Footy Show and Channel 9, as well as Oxipay, F45 Training, the NRL, Soul Origin, Canterbury Leagues Club, Jaycar and Parramatta Leagues Club.
About Cashrewards’ partnership with the Starlight Foundation
Cashrewards is very proud to have joined Pledge 1% as of June 1st, 2017. We have pledged to donate 1% of product, 1% of equity, 1% of profit and 1% of employee time to the Starlight foundation. Our goal is to help 10,000 seriously ill children by the end of 2019. Besides rewarding you for every purchase you make with cash in your pocket, we donate an additional 1% of your Cashrewards on your behalf from our pockets. At the time of publishing, with your help we have been able to give back and help 512 children.