An important part of your Vertual Eureka Stair Climb challenge is to raise funds to support the work of The Fred Hollows Foundation. The minimum pledge is just $50 per climber, a small amount which can help restore sight for up to two people.
There are over 36 million blind people in the world today and sadly 4 out of 5 don’t need to be. The Foundation works tirelessly restoring sight to needlessly blind people in over 25 countries. A simple 10 minute procedure can restore sight and it can cost as little as $25!
Where to begin?
Fundraising can be simple, easy and fun. Your personal fundraising webpage is automatically created with your registration.
Kick start your fundraising by making a small contribution to yourself, showing your friends and family that you take this challenge seriously. Making a donation to yourself will encourage your supporters to follow suit and help you reach your goal.
Send your personal page link to your entire network of family and friends and ask them to sponsor your climb in support of The Fred Hollows Foundation.
Use one of the pre-prepared email templates - choose a template and simply add your link to your fundraising page
Invite your supporters to visit www.eurekastairclimb.org and search for your name under ‘Find a friend’
Set your fundraising goal!
Set yourself a personal fundraising goal and you may be on your way to win one of several great fundraising prizes. Remember it only takes $25 to restore someone’s sight. Did you know that if you….
Raise $100 and help train a Community Eye Health worker in Kenya, able to undertake eye screenings for years to come.
Raise $300 for each meter of the Eureka Tower (297m high) and help pay for a school eye screening camp for 150 students in the Philippines and it also will earn you a cool limited edition of the 2019 Eureak Stair Climb t'shirt.
Reach $500 and you will have raised enough to fund a entire community eye screening camp for over 500 people in a village in Kenya. And you are now in the draw to win two return business class tickets to Beijing, China.
Raise $1,000 and pay for 3 months training of an Ophthalmic Nurse in Bangladesh! As a Sight Super Star you deserve our special Sight Super Star t'shirt and a copy of the Fred Hollows biography. And you are now in the draw with 6 entries to win the two business class tickets!
Each of the above projects will have a lasting impact. Trained eye health workers and nurses can prevent hundreds of people from going blind for many years to come.