Football Freestyling is your chance to be part of the excitement and energy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, while doing your bit to support world-class medical research.
Brought to you by the Move Movement, the healthy lifestyle initiative that is a major fundraiser towards medical research and clinical care at Sydney’s Westmead Medical Research Foundation, and running for the duration of the World Cup, which is from 11 June to 11 July 2010, all you have to do is film yourself doing your best (or funniest) ‘freestyle’ moves with a soccer ball.
You register with the Move Movement and upload your video to the website. You get your friends to sponsor your efforts to raise money for medical research. And you go into the running to win some great prizes, including an Apple iPad, a 2010 World Cup Ball and an Australian football jersey signed by the World Cup Socceroos.
And for adults that don’t feel this is “for them”, what a perfect opportunity to get your kids to be involved in something fun and healthy, and also a great cause.
About the Westmead Medical Research Foundation
The Westmead Medical Research Foundation (WMRF) provides advocacy and fund-raising support for Westmead Hospital, Westmead Children’s Hospital and the Westmead Millennium Institute.
As a group, this medical ‘hub’ at Westmead in Sydney’s west is among the nation’s pre-eminent medical services providers. In addition to the vital and well-known support provided to thousands of patients and their families by the hospitals at Westmead, daily, the Westmead Millennium Institute conducts world-leading research that is improving the treatment and ultimately seeking cures for a range of devastating and often fatal medical conditions.
The Westmead Millennium Institute represents a group of approximately 400 scientists, each committed to finding cures for life-threatening diseases. Their research is targeted in five distinct areas:
* Infection & immunity
* Neuroscience & vision
* Liver & metabolic
The Westmead Medical Research Foundation is a private, not-for-profit institution and they do not receive any government funding. They rely on the generosity of members of the community (that’s you!) to continue their cutting edge work.