Charlie’s Run 4 Kids

Charlie’s Run 4 Kids is a charity born out of a desperate situation that saw family, friends and the local community come together.

Charlotte Carr (Charlie) battled cancer almost her entire young life. She was first diagnosed in 2007 when she was just eight months old. In 2015, she sadly lost her battle with Neuroblastoma, a rare cancer almost exclusively found in children. In 2013 Charlie’s fight inspired many people around her and her family, and in an effort to help with the expenses that come with having a seriously ill child, Charlie’s Run 4 Kids was born.

Since then, every year 26 passionate individuals run 150 km over five days, from Seal Rocks to Dudley, raising money for a child who is currently undergoing cancer treatment at John Hunter Children’s Hospital and to support the hospital’s Child Life Therapy Service. Over $665,000 have so far been raised for families and the Children’s Hospital, funds that greatly relieve the burden.

Frankie Unger (2019 recipient), Jade Reeves (2015 recipient) and Jacob Cooper (2016 recipient)

In 2019, $101,000 were raised for Frankie Unger and his family. Frankie is three years old and is currently being treated for Neuroblastoma at the Children’s Hospital.

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An earlier version incorrectly stated that Charlie was diagnosed at eight years of age. We apologize for this error.