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Riverwalk - Sunday 16 September 2018

Riverwalk is a sponsored 5km charity walk held each year during Disability Awareness Week.  Riverwalk commences at 10am.  Participants enjoy prizes, entertainment and a complimentary sausage sizzle.

Riverwalk helps families and raises funds for vital therapies, aids and equipment for a child or adult with brain injury or developmental disability.  Over the last 5 years, more than $2M has been raised through The Developing Foundation's facilitated fundraising programs.

If you wish to fundraise for a family member with brain injury or developmental disability, please complete the online Riverwalk registration form at this link. 

Brisbane QLD Riverwalk

Brisbane Riverwalk is held at Hill End Terrace, Orleigh Park, West End.  

Please register online through our Event Page or follow this link for Brisbane Riverwalk

Sponsor a child or young person

Overcoming or minimising the impact of brain injury or developmental disability often requires intensive and extensive therapies, and specialised aids and equipment.  To meet and sponsor our young heroes, please go to our family appeals pages or follow this link.

Opportunity for Businesses

Businesses can provide important sponsorship to our young heroes through our Online Advertising Package 

Place your logo on our Sponsors web page which will be linked to your website

Receive acknowledgement on printed materials, social media and in regular Family News Broadcasts

Term 1 July to 30 June

Sponsorship is $330 (including GST). Anything above this amount will be considered a donation and businesses will receive a tax deductible receipt

Businesses also have the opportunity to provide promotional materials which will be distributed at our Riverwalk.  Call 07 3871 0530 for more details.

Making a Difference

What is Riverwalk?

Riverwalk is a 5km charity walk which is held at Orleigh Park West End and Missingham Ballina in August.  It is designed to help families caring for a loved one with brain injury raise funds for specialised therapies and equipment by building around them a team of supporters that help them achieve their goals.

Families walk in teams, often with team colours.  One family is awarded the Most Outstanding Team trophy.

The History of Riverwalk

Riverwalk is one of Queensland's longest running charity fundraising events that dates back  to 1983.  Since then, there have been a few fundamental changes along the way.  

The event was originally started by a small group of parents dedicated to raising funds for the organisation, who would then distribute funds to families for specialised therapies and equipment as and when required.  With the support base for individual families growing, regular donors to the organisation began requesting that their donations be allocated specifically to a particular family.  Approval of this action created the first charitable organisation in Australia that guaranteed the majority of monies raised for a person with brain injury are dedicated solely to the needs of that person.

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