Welcome to the SBH Queensland website
SBH Queensland has been supporting children and adults with spina bifida and hydrocephalus since 1970. In 2013 over 700 adults and children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus and their families will receive information, support and therapy from SBH Queensland.
It’s on again
Our 2014 Wheel and Walk Fun Run is on Sunday 10 August
Join us for a wonderful day on Sunday 10 August. Have fun and raise funds to support Queensland children and adults with spina bifida and hydrocephalus at the same time.
Come along and see Ronald McDonald, Hamburglar, the Nova Sandmans from Nova 106.9, and be entertained after the race by Leave Pass and Life Be In It for the kids.
There are lots of prizes to be won. Both the male and female race winners will each win two nights’ accommodation for two people at Kingfisher Bay Resort, Fraser Island. The two highest fundraisers will also win great prizes. Child prizes, prizes for entrants with a disability and encouragement prizes will also be awarded.
The 5 km Wheel and Walk is on Sunday 10 August and starts and finishes at Captain Burke Park, Holman Street, Kangaroo Point (under the Story Bridge). Parking is available in nearby streets or you can catch a Cross River Ferry directly to the park from Southbank or Eagle St Pier. A 2 km short course is also available.
The Wheel and Walk begins at 9.30 am after a warm up with qualified trainers from Pure Health Clubs. Registration opens at 9 am but you can register (and fundraise) on line at www.everydayhero.com.au/event/wheelandwalk2014 or by downloading the registration form. Registration forms and sponsorship money will also be accepted on the day before the race starts.
Babies at Home program
Our Babies at Home Program receives no government funding but has received funding from Westfield, the Southern Cross Association and others to undertake this vitally important therapy for new babies with spina bifida and support for their families. For more information about our Babies at Home program download our brochure.
Southern Cross Association Poker Run
Last year as part of Spina Bifida Awareness Week almost 500 bikers and pillions took to the roads riding 3,000 klms around central and Western Queensland to raise funds for our Children’s Programs. It was the 16th Annual Southern Cross Association Poker Run. Information and details of this year’s run starting at the Noccundra Hotel (145 klms west of Thargomindah) and finishing 5 days later at Boonah is available here.
Westfield Carindale has chosen SBH Queensland to be its charity partner for 2014/15.
Thank you to Westfield Shopping Centres for a grant to run several of our programs including Babies at Home Program and Toileting Program in 2014.
Minimise the risk of your baby having spina bifida
If you are in a high risk group (have any family history of spina bifida or other neural tube defect, have type 1 diabetes or take some anti-epileptic medication) then please download and read our You and Your Pregnancy brochure.This site is maintained by Bill Shead, the Information Officer & Manager of SBH Queensland. To ask a question or make a comment or let me know about problems with this website please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org