In 2004, Zaidee Turner suddenly died from a brain aneurysm at the age of seven.
At this time, Zaidee was a registered organ and tissue donor, so therefore donated her organs and tissue, and was able to save or improve the lives of seven different people. Zaidee was the only child under the age of sixteen in Victoria to donate her organs in 2004, and one of six nationally.
The Foundation was created by Zaidee’s parents, Kim & Allan, in 2006, with the aim to “Inspire Discussion” about organ and tissue donation and encourage everyone to have a conversation with their loved ones about their wishes.
In 2004, 130,000 Australian’s died. Only 218 were organ donors.
In 2017, that number has only climbed to 510.
Friday 15th – Sunday 17th June 2018 is Zaidee Round at State Basketball Centre and Knox Basketball Stadium.
What Can You Do?
Knox Basketball invites and encourages all MUVJBL, Junior Domestic clubs and Big V teams playing at Knox Basketball Stadium & State Basketball Centre to support the Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation in their games during Zaidee Round by:
- Purchasing and wearing Zaidee’s Rainbow Shoelaces
- Finding out more about the Donate Life campaign.
DISCOVER the facts about organ and tissue donation
DECIDE and register on the Australian Organ Donor Register
DISCUSS your donation decision with family and friends
Be ready and get your laces now! Available from the State Basketball Centre and Knox Basketball Stadium!
(and outside venues this weekend and Zaidee’s Round weekend)
We look forward to your support of the 2018 Zaidee’s Round!
As part of Zaidee’s Round, the Knox Raiders and the State Championship Men’s teams will battle it out to take out the title of the first Zaidee’s Cup winner!
Head down to State Basketball Centre on Sunday 17th June @ 2pm to join in the action.
Half the door fees on the day will be donated back to Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation
Awesome door prizes up for grabs! Everyone who comes along will go in the draw to win!
Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation: www.zaidee.org / Donate a Life campaign: register.donatelife.gov.au