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Frequently Asked Questions

 

How does the ABC Reading Eggs Read-To-Cure Challenge work?  |  How do I link my GoFundraise page to my Facebook?  |  Why take part in this FREE event?  |  What are the key dates  |  How do I enter my child?  |  What prizes can you win?  |  Where will the money raised go?  |  Who is the Children's Cancer Institute?  |  Is ABC Reading Eggs donating to the Read-To-Cure Challenge?  |  I have a question, who can I contact?  |  

 

How does the ABC Reading Eggs Read-To-Cure Challenge work?

From 4 August to 1 September children are encouraged to complete as many ABC Reading Eggs books and online lessons as they can. Friends and family can sponsor a child with donations for their reading efforts. All funds raised go to the Children’s Cancer Institute.

 

To participate, you will need to have an ABC Reading Eggs account. If you are new to ABC Reading Eggs, you can sign up for your 5 week FREE trial here. Then simply follow the prompts on your dashboard to register for the Read-To-Cure Challenge.

 

How do I link my GoFundraise page to my Facebook?

The first 200 people who register for the Challenge and link their GoFundraise page with their Facebook will receive a $50 donation from ABC Reading Eggs to go towards their fundraising efforts and help achieve their target!

 

After you have registered your child for the Read-To-Cure Challenge, you can connect your page with your Facebook. 

1. Login to your GoFundraise account.

2. Under ‘My Account’, select ‘My Profile’.

3. Go to the ‘Facebook Connect’ tab, click ‘Connect My Facebook Account to GoFundraise’ and follow the prompts.

 

By linking your GoFundraise page to your Facebook, you make it easier to generate awareness for your cause and fundraising efforts. All your fundraising activities will automatically be posted on your wall, where your friends can like, comment, or share these activities. It’s a great and hassle-free way to quickly involve all those in your social network – so you can focus your energy into fundraising!

 

Why take part in this FREE event?

The ABC Reading Eggs Read-To-Cure Challenge is a fantastic opportunity to encourage your child to read and improve their literacy skills while helping to find a cure for childhood cancer. There are also great prizes to be won for top performing individuals and school teams. 

 

Share this fantastic event with your friends and keep them updated with your child’s reading efforts with #ReadToCure.

 

What are the key dates?

21 July Fundraising can commence

4 August The ABC Reading Eggs Read-To-Cure Challenge commences. Children can start reading and completing their online lessons.

1 September The ABC Reading Eggs Read-To-Cure Challenge concludes at exactly 16:00 AEST. Donations will still be accepted after this date but will not go towards earning prizes.

15 September Prize winners will be announced.

 

How do I enter my child?

Already an ABC Reading Eggs subscriber?

Register your participation here and follow the prompts to set up your child’s fundraising page.

 

New to ABC Reading Eggs?

Claim your 5 week FREE trial here and follow the prompts to register your child’s participation in the Read-To-Cure Challenge.

 

What prizes can you win?

Children can WIN fantastic prizes! The top five children who raise the most funds and the top five children who complete the most ABC Reading Eggs books and lessons will each WIN from the following:

 

The top five children who raise the most funds WIN:

 

First prize: Apple iPad mini 16GB with Wi-Fi PLUS Apple iTunes gift card and Hoyts Family Movie Pass*, valued at $650.

Second prize: JB Hi Fi voucher worth $500 and $50 Hoyts Family Movie Pass, valued at $550.

Third prize: Toys R Us voucher worth $150 and $50 Hoyts Family Movie Pass, valued at $200.

Fourth prize: Toys R Us voucher worth $100 and $50 Hoyts Family Movie Pass, valued at $150.

Fifth prize: Hoyts Family Movie Pass valued at $50.

 

The top five children who complete the most books and lessons WIN:

 

First prize: Apple iPad mini 16GB with Wi-Fi PLUS Apple iTunes gift card and Hoyts Family Movie Pass*, valued at $650.

Second prize: JB Hi Fi voucher worth $500 and $50 Hoyts Family Movie Pass, valued at $550.

Third prize: Toys R Us voucher worth $150 and $50 Hoyts Family Movie Pass, valued at $200.

Fourth prize: Toys R Us voucher worth $100 and $50 Hoyts Family Movie Pass, valued at $150.

Fifth prize: Hoyts Family Movie Pass valued at $50.

 

*Hoyts Family Movie Passes include two adults tickets and two child tickets for general admission only.

 

Schools can also WIN! A $1500 Blake Education e-voucher will be awarded to each school whose students collectively raise the most funds and to the school whose students collectively complete the most ABC Reading Eggs books and lessons. Schools can use the e-voucher to purchase Blake Education teacher resources from www.blake.com.au.

 

Where will the money raised go?

ALL money raised through the ABC Reading Eggs Read-To-Cure Challenge will go directly to the Children's Cancer Institute to fund crucial research into the development of personalised medicine, which is specialised treatment designed to increase the survival rate of the 625 Australian children diagnosed with cancer each year.

 

Who is the Children's Cancer Institute?

The Children's Cancer Institute works solely to put an end to childhood cancer through lifesaving medical research. Every year more than 625 Australian children will be diagnosed with cancer, placing significant hardship and suffering on them and their families. Although vital research has ensured that eight out of 10 of these children survive, every week nearly three Australian children continue to lose their battle.

 

As the only independent medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to childhood cancer, the Children’s Cancer Institute plays a vital role in putting an end to the hugely complex nature of childhood cancer. Their work focuses on four key areas of childhood cancer:

1. Understanding cancer in children

2. Diagnosing cancer more effectively

3. Improving treatment

4. Providing a better quality of life for survivors

 

To find out more please visit www.ccia.org.au.

 

Is ABC Reading Eggs donating to the Read-To-Cure Challenge?

ABC Reading Eggs is donating up to $50,000 through various different schemes*.  

 

I have a question, who can I contact?

Please contact ABC Reading Eggs on +61 2 8585 4020 or email info@readingeggs.com

 

 

*Firstly, ABC Reading Eggs will donate $50 to the cause for the first 200 people who connect their GoFundraise page to their Facebook. Secondly, we will donate $2 per signup to the ABC Reading Eggs 5 week trial, for the first 5000 new registrants through our ‘Tell a Friend’ email campaigns. Thirdly, ABC Reading Eggs will match every dollar raised in the Read-To-Cure Challenge up to the collective value of $30,000.

 

Terms and Conditions

Only books completed in the ABC Reading Eggspress Library and reading lessons completed in ABC Reading Eggs between 4 August and 1 September 2014 will count towards a child’s tally. For a book to count towards a child’s reading tally they need to pass the quiz that automatically takes place after a book is completed. To be eligible for school prizes your school must be registered to participate in the ABC Reading Eggs Read-To-Cure Challenge. Children registered in the Challenge with their school are eligible to receive both school and individual prizes.