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THE BIG READ ALOUD FOR CANCER RESEARCH

​​Our educational fundraising project is now available for you to host at home!

The Big Read Aloud for Cancer Research will be occurring in OCTOBER 2022.​

You purchase a pack, invite some friends, have fun and learn,  knowing that you have donated to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.

Watch the video to see what previous participants thought!

THE VIDEO ABOVE  WILL START AUTOMATICALLY.  IT WILL BE 1 MIN 30 AND FEATURE AN ACTUAL EVENT WITH FEEDBACK FROM PARTICIPANTS.

HOW DOES THE BIG READ ALOUD WORK?

It's an easy concept!  You decide to host a small event and:

  • Invite friends around for a get together - you'll need a total minimum of 6 participants

  • Follow the host directions

  • Read the play aloud - each friend reads a character

  • Listen to the songs in-between each scene

  • Laugh,  Cry and LEARN

  • Raise funds for the Australia Cancer Research Foundation

 

WHAT IS IN EACH BIG READ ALOUD PACK?

 

Quite a lot actually!  Each of your participants will receive:

  • A 50 page paperback of the script by Briohne Sykes 

  • A wallet CD of the soundtrack by Dee Handyside featuring 9 songs, a 12 page lyric and art booklet

  • A handout "Not Sure What to Say?" - helpful tips on what to say and do if a friend has been received a cancer diagnosis - developed by Griffith University, Australian Cancer Research Foundation and The Silk Rags Project

  • A 20% discount voucher for YNatural luxurious skin care products which are 100% Australian owned, made, natural and certified organic 

  • Knowledge that 50% of profits from your purchase has been donated to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation in order to fund the technology, equipment and infrastructure that powers lifesaving cancer research.

HOW MUCH DOES THE BIG READ ALOUD PACK COST?

  • $50 per participant.

  • The package is sold with 6 participant kits at $300 (plus postage and packing).

  • Additional resources can be purchased and added at $50 per pack (plus postage and packing).

  • The Silk Rags Project donate 50% of our profits to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation with whom we are an authorised fundraiser (see authorisation below).

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY BIG READ ALOUD PACK?

This is a National Fundraising event so your event should be hosted in October 2022.

The deadline for orders is 31 August 2022.

You will receive your Big Read Aloud pack by 22 September - ready for your October hosting event!

WHERE CAN I PURCHASE FROM?

You can buy The Big Read Aloud for Cancer Research hosting pack from our SHOP page.

MORE INFORMATION?

There is more information about 'The Big Read Aloud for Cancer Research' at our Overview and FAQs pages. 

'The Silk Rags Project' is proudly supporting the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF).
L-R: Briohne Sykes (scriptwriter), Dee Handyside (composer) hand over the Silk Rags Project to Professor Ian Brown, Chief Executive of the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF)
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Briohne Sykes, Scriptwriter for 'The Silk Rags Project'.
The original one-act play "Powerfully Fragile" by Briohne Sykes which is now the script for the mini-musical 'The Silk Rags Project'
Dee Handyside, Composer for 'The Silk Rags Project'.
The original CD soundtrack 'Genetic' by Dee Handyside which is now the soundtrack to 'The Silk Rags Project'.  Artwork by Lisa Miller-Gage.