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Catch the latest media stories about the SWF, doing our best to shine a light a light on rare diseases. 


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Dubbo cyclists mount up for Steve Waugh Foundation

Dubbo Weekender, 11 March 2016

The inaugural SCG to Bowral bike ride was held on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14. The ride started at the SCG, with riders and support crew arriving at 6am to be greeted with a sumptuous breakfast.

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Ex-cricket captain 'not out' when it comes to fundraiser

thechronicle.com.au, 6 November 2015

It was an emotional reunion for Steve and Lynette Waugh and Casino's Farrell family, and their friends, as the Captain's Ride passed through the Beef Capital on its way from Sydney to Byron. The ride's …

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Virtual Reality is back again, and this time its cycling alongside Steve Waugh

bandt.com.au, 4 November 2015

Cricket legend Steve Waugh has teamed up with Fitness First and a bunch of other creative names to launch a campaign to raise awareness and dollars for rare diseases.

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Waugh leads charity convoy into town

The Gloucester Advocate, 3 November, 2015

It was a big leap from his days wearing the baggy green, but former Australian cricketer Steve Waugh cycled into Gloucester late Monday afternoon as part of a diverse peloton making their way acros…

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Steve Waugh swaps cricket whites for cycling lycra to support sick children

SBS Online, 29 October 2015

As a legendary Australian cricketer, Steve Waugh says he's an ordinary cyclist. A self-confessed novice on two-wheels, the former Test captain will swap cricket whites for lycra, and ride 920 kilometres over six…

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Steve Waugh teams up with Havas for The Captain's Ride

SMH, 27 October 2015

Steve Waugh has stared down some of the world's most intimidating bowlers, but now the former Australia cricket captain will stare down the long road from Sydney to Byron Bay on a bicycle. 

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Beef Becomes the New Caviar

The Scone Advocate, 6 August 2015

Rare, unique, quality – these three words have been used to describe a bull sale held in Scone last Friday which saw a 100 per cent clearance rate and more than $4000 raised for rare children’s diseases.

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Together Forever in Peace

This image, captured by Jack Atley, is of Bradley & Thomas Farrell, brothers and best mates who shared everything, including a rare disease called Arts Syndrome, the only 2 known cases in the world.

Since 2007 we've had the privilege o…

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SWF Funds 30+ SNUG Retreats since 2009

1 June 2015

The SWF is proud to announce we have now supported over 30 SNUG (Special Needs Unlimited Group) Retreats since its inception in 2009.

The two most recent camps were run specifically for families with children who have been dia…

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AVJennings launch 'The Renee' 3 & 4

29 May 2015

Foundation partners AVJennings have this month launched a further two homes in "The Renee" Series.

AVJennings generates substantial revenue for SWF through various fundraising initiatives. One of these is a commitment to desig…

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SWF launches new website

6 March 2015

The SWF has today launched its new website ahead of its 10th Anniversary celebrations later this year. 

The new site is awesome (if we do say so ourselves) and allows our users to engage with the content seamlessly. 

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The debilitating disorder that affects just TWO people in the world

Daily Mail Australia, 25 February 2015

Teenage brothers Thomas and Bradley Farrell both suffer from Arts Syndrome - a genetic condition that has effected their hearing, sight and muscle tone basically since birth.

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Arcadian Hills launched by Steve Waugh

Property Observer, 14 October 2014.

AVJennings’ new Masterplanned community, Arcadian Hills at Cobbitty, was launched on the weekend with Steve Waugh at the opening ceremony with fundraising for the Steve Waugh Foundation.

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Alan Jones interviews Steve & Renee

2GB Radio, 25 February 2015

Renee & Steve join Alan Jones in the studio to talk about World Rare Disease Day.

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Steve Waugh Raises Rare Disease Awareness

news.com.au, 26 February 2015

RENEE Eliades, a 23-year-old trapped in the body of a three-year-old, can now breathe easier thanks to former cricket captain Steve Waugh.

The Steve Waugh Foundation has provided Ms Eliades with the resou…

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'All We Ask' campaign highlights rare diseases

Northern Star, 28 February 2015

STEVE Waugh did not immediately realise the significance when Ashton Henri walked across the Luna Park pavilion to meet him, his parents by his sides.

Inspired to take his first steps at last year's World R…

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Waugh applies lessons from cricket to his philanthropy

Business Insider Australia, 27 February 2015

Famous for his never say die leadership style, Waugh is now applying some of the skills developed on the field to his new career as a philanthropist.

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