SUPER LOCHIE and the radiotherapy machine - ANOTHER PETER MAC MOVIE STAR!
Peter Mac's Paediatric Film Production program transforms a child's radiotherapy treatment (which can be daunting) into a magical adventure to make it a bit less scary. Kids can choose to be a superhero or select one of their interests (like music) as the basis for a film about their radiotherapy treatment.
A movie is then produced showing each child’s personal experience with radiotherapy at Peter Mac which is presented to the family at the end of their treatment along with a certificate of bravery. The program has been made possible with the support of KOALA Kids, Auxiliary and a grant from Robert Connor Dawes Foundation. Check out Little Big Steps co-founder Cass Howcroft’s son Super Lochie hanging out with his Spiderman brother Aidan, all made by Videographer and Medical Radiation Practitioner, Daniel Sapkaroski.
Well done Lochie on getting through another major cancer milestone!
garmin donate 50 vivofit jnr 2 activity trackers to little big steps
The Little Big Steps charity idea was all sparked when co-founder Cass’ son Lochie was gifted a Garmin Vivofit Jnr for his birthday and it transformed his physical and mental wellbeing during cancer treatment almost overnight. By introducing a fun way to encourage physical activity and reward him for achieving these stepping goals, and any chores he set, gave him incentive to get moving again after being bed-bound for weeks.
We approached Garmin to support Little Big Steps and to help us reach an initial goal of giving activity trackers to 50 kids going through treatment as inpatient in the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.
We are delighted to announce that our new friends at Garmin have helped us take the first of our little big steps by donating 50 Vivofit Jnr 2 activity trackers to kickstart our initiative. These will be provided to new and existing patients at the Royal Children’s Hospital over the coming months.
These activity trackers will encourage kids to count their steps, reach their daily targets and add some exercise fun into their day.
SPRINGALING 2018 a huge success!
The inaugural Little Big Steps Springaling fundraiser, held on Thursday 13 September 2018, was a huge success. A sell out event, with 220 guests in attendance at Cargo Hall in South Wharf, brought together people with a shared goal: to help improve the health and wellbeing of kids living wiht cancer.
And what a start Little Big Steps has made, having raised over $50,000 through auction items, raffle and lucky draw tickets, donations and sponsorship.
A huge thanks to everyone who joined us on the night and supported us from afar. Make sure you diarise the next fundraiser, The Little Big Lunch being held on Saturday 30 March 2019 at the State Library of Victoria. Be sure to sign up our mailing list to keep up to date and not miss out on tickets!