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Guinness World Record Confirmed to Keep the Flame Alive for Perth!

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It’s official! Perth has made its way into the record books for the world’s Longest Awareness Ribbon! Finally confirmed this week, the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation (CLCRF) were elated when they received the news that they are now Guinness World Record holders.

Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation worked with schools from across WA, along with families and members of the community to sign segments of yellow ribbon, all of which were then sewn together to reach the world record-breaking length.

The Keep the Flame Alive World Record Ribbon Day saw volunteers from all sectors of the West Australian community come together at Langley Park, in the City of Perth, on Saturday 19 April 2014 to take part in this momentous event. From children as young as three to grandparents, everyone gathered to help unfurl the ribbon and lay it out in the traditional awareness ribbon shape, which was then photographed from the air.

When the final length was reported of 1,940 metres, a cheer erupted from the crowd. This amazing result had smashed the previous world record for an awareness ribbon by 693 metres! The messages of hope and support for sick children are to help raise awareness of the need for continued research into childhood cancers.

The Longest Awareness Ribbon initiative was supported by The Hon Peter Collier MLC, Minister for Education, Perth’s Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi and the City of Perth.

“It’s fantastic to see such a great initiative taken to raise awareness for continued childhood cancer research, and it’s great that the city of Perth has yet another world record to add to its list of wonderful achievements.” said Lisa Scaffidi.

That’s not the end of the ribbon’s incredible story. The final destination for such an important piece of fabric, is the new Children’s Hospital, where it will hopefully be used for the opening in 2015. It will also enable future generations of children, desperate for hope, to read the messages of love and support, and inspire them to continue their fight.

View photos from the Keep the Flame Alive Ribbon day on our Facebook page.

Corporate Run / Walk for CLCRF

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Gather a group of friends and colleagues and take part in this year’s PwC Perth Cool Night Classic charity walk or run on Thursday 13 November at 5.30pm.

Over the last 19 years, the annual event has raised an incredible $500,000 for the local community! In 2014, PwC are proud to support the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation which supports research into child cancer and leukaemia.

Whether you’re taking part for exercise, looking for a relaxed networking opportunity or just want to have fun with your colleagues at the post-event Cool Down, PwC’s Cool Night Classic is a great way to show your community spirit.

We hope you can join us to help PwC support the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation. Register Now to be a part of this fantastic event!

Race Start:  Riverside Drive adjacent to Governors Ave, Perth
Race Finish:  Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth
Entry Fee: $35 walkers and non-competitive entries & $40 competitive entries (includes timing bib)

Entry fee includes light refreshments at the post-event Cool Down and a donation to the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation.

Course:  View the 5km course

For more information, head to the PwC event website or contact Perth’s Cool Night Classic team at cnc@au.pwc.com

Glass Slipper ‘Gala Ball’ WA

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Join us for a fun-filled night at the inaugural ‘Glass Slipper Gala Ball‘. The night will be packed full with entertainment by X-Factor Finalist ‘Barry Southgate'; Perth band ‘The Amplifiers’ and local award winning dance studio ‘Talent Co. Dance & Entertainment'; Inspiring guest speaker Cassie Stone will talk of her Childhood Cancer experience and where she is 10 years on; plus a live & silent auction with something for everyone.

With September being ‘Childhood Cancer Awareness’ month, what better way to show your support than booking a ticket to this fantastic event.

When: Friday 17 October 2014
Time: 6pm – Midnight
Where: Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges
Cost: $220 per ticket or $2,100 per table of 10
includes 3 course meal, beer, wine & soft drink
Tickets: www.glassslipperballwa.com.au

Book now as Ticket Sales close Sunday 12 October. You don’t want to miss out on this!

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Help us raise money and build awareness for kids with cancer

All proceeds go to the Childrens' Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation.

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We're going for a World Record

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You heard it here first! We're going for a world record for the longest "Get Well Ribbon"!

Dance for a Cure Choreography 2014

About Keep the Flame Alive

Keep the Flame Alive is the next stage in Children's Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation's evolution, moving forward to help build awareness of Children's Leukaemia and the need for cancer research. By using a flame as a symbol of hope and life, CLCRF want to create new and exciting events each year, bringing celebration and awareness to the organisation and what they achieve year after year for Kids with Cancer.

In 2014 Keep the Flame Alive is set to return to its origins with a dance in the City of Perth, along with Lord Mayor Lisa M. Scaffidi. This year however the plan is to attempt a triple location dance event taking place in Forrest Place, Perth Cultural Centre and the Northbridge Piazza. It will even include a Guinness Book of World Record attempt to bring attention to what the CLCRF do and help raise much needed funds that will enable this wonderful charity to keep on helping others year after year.

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