Dainere’s Rainbow Run is an annual fundraising event that Burgmann created to help raise money and spread awareness
“On Thursday the 22nd of March, we participated with 104 other Year 12 students at Burgmann Anglican School, in a rainbow colour-filled fun run on our oval, in honour of one of our former students, Dainere Anthoney.
Dainere was the most inspiring person you could ever meet. As an 11-year-old, she was diagnosed with high risk medulloblastoma, which is a type of brain tumour. Her life sadly ended on the 24th of June 2013 at 7:25pm. She touched hearts all across Australia with her blog that she wrote, to share her story in order to give others hope and inspiration.
Dainere wanted to help end the suffering of those that have brain tumours, so no one had to suffer like she did.
Dainere’s Rainbow Run is our annual fundraising event that Burgmann created, to raise not only money, but also awareness for brain cancer research. We stencil our own shirts for the Year 12 students, and sell packets of colour to the Middle and Senior School students at our annual athletics carnival, and let them throw it at us, which ultimately ended up in a beautiful rainbow of colours in the air, and on everyone’s keepsake shirt. By selling dye, ice blocks and the shirts, we managed to raise over $1,300 during the whole event and had so much fun while doing it.
We will always love and cherish Dainere at Burgmann, and we hope we can continue in her footsteps in helping to bring an end to brain cancer and suffering in children and adults alike”.
Braam and Emma Year 12