ONE MONTH TO
MAKE BRAINS MATTER

Go Grey in May is a time for the young and young at heart to participate in fun, awareness-raising activities that raise much needed funds for paediatric brain cancer: the #1 disease killer of young Australians.

Register your school  Register your workplace

GET
INVOLVED

STEP 1: REGISTER
Sign up as a school, workplace or individual. Decide on a date, time and place, and we’ll help you get the ball rolling.

STEP 2: START BRAINSTORMING

There are so many ways to Go Grey. Start simple with a grey casual clothes day (who doesn’t love spending all day in their comfy greys?) and step it up with an activity that brings people together for a great cause.

STEP 3: MAKE YOUR IMPACT

Whether you’d like to fundraise through donations, selling merchandise, an auction or raffle, every little bit counts. However you choose to Go Grey will have a huge impact, and most importantly – help save lives.

 


GO GREY

YOUR WAY

Going Grey is about celebrating the brains that make us who we are, all while supporting children and their families affected by brain cancer. Big or small, there are SO many ways to get your Grey on:

EAT

Host a brainy breaky, a sausage sizzle, a bake-off, or invite friends over for a pot luck dinner.

Here’s some food for thought: take your impact to the next level and host a ‘Brain it Forward’ event. ‘Brain it Forward’ is our latest initiative that takes a power-in-numbers approach to fundraising. Learn more here.

PLAY

Use your grey matter for good with a brainy challenge! Get those noggins ticking with a game of birdbrain, a Rubik’s cube challenge, a lunch-time board game tournament or trivia night.

Participate individually or make it extra competitive with a little school/workplace rivalry: teachers vs. students; IT vs. sales department; or an inter-school house challenge.

MOVE

Give your endorphins a boost with an activity that that makes your brain happy!

Host a yoga session, a sports game, a puppy pilates class or your own comedy festival: laughter is the best medicine after all.

 

 

 

 

Why Go Grey In May?

We believe the brain is where the heart lives and an attack on it, is an attack on who we are. This is why brain tumours are so devastating.

Robert ‘Connor’ Dawes was the victim of such an attack. For 16 months Connor battled a brain tumour, but at just 18-years-old, lost his fight.

This is why we’re going grey in the month of May, to celebrate the brains that make us who we are, care for them and stimulate them all while raising money for paediatric brain cancer – the #1 cancer killer of young people.

CASUAL CLOTHES DAY

Go Grey in May Day is officially the comfiest day of the year! So throw on your trackies and host a very cosy casual clothes day to raise extra funds for paediatric brain cancer research.

Get ready to give your brain a spin – the new and improved birdbrain will hit your screens this May.

Play during the month of May and each time our partner, Sharpie will contribute $2 to the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation’s brain matters projects. Answer three trivia questions in three category rounds. Whether you answer 0 or 9 correct, Sharpie will donate to us on your behalf. It’s a win-win!

This year we are adding new game features and adding corporate and school leaderboard improvements. Stay tuned for updates!

Why Grey?

Grey is the new black! But it’s also the colour of brain cancer awareness.

Our grey matter includes regions of the brain involved in sensory perception such as seeing and hearing, memory, emotions, speech and decision making. That’s why we believe ‘The brain is where the heart lives’.