putt4dough 2022: Joondalup Country Club   |   Tuesday November 22, 2022

Our Cause

putt4dough is proud to support the Perth Children's Hospital Foundation.

Over the years Perth's generous ICT community has helped us raise a total of $563,000 for the Perth Children's Hospital Foundation. These funds have gone towards the purchase of a state-wide Retcam to screen babies at high risk of blindness, the establishment of an Early Intensive Intervention Program for kids at risk of cerebral palsy, the supply of new cots for Perth Children’s Hospital, and so much more.

Last year, all $70,000 raised will go towards the Early Moves study, to help diagnose babies at risk of developmental delays like Cerebral Palsy earlier than ever before.

About Perth Children's Hospital Foundation

The Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation is the official and largest funder of the Perth Children’s Hospital and the wider Child and Adolescent Health Service after government. Their support in the past 25 years has totalled over $92 million, with a further $21 million committed over the next five years. The Foundation is the 8th largest philanthropic foundation in WA.

Through the support of its generous donors and partners, the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation is helping to transform the healthcare of WA’s sick children so they can get well and stay well. By working closely with those on the frontline, the Foundation has an in-depth understanding of what clinicians and researchers need in order to have a tangible impact where it counts most.

This knowledge guides the solutions being funded, ensuring sick children and young people have access to world-class care through investment in the most advanced equipment and technology, ground-breaking research, innovative education and training programs, investment in the expertise of world class clinicians, and positive patient and family experiences.

About Early Moves

The Challenge

The first 1000 days of a child’s life – from birth to two years old – are a critical period of motor and cognitive development. This is when the brain has the greatest ability to rewire itself, so a child’s brain can learn how to perform certain functions even if that area of the brain is damaged.  However, recognition of cognitive impairment in childhood is often delayed as there are currently no predictors that can identify a potential impairment early.

The Solution

The Early Moves Project seeks to change this by detecting early signs of cognitive impairment. Parents who participate in Early Moves securely upload the videos of their baby at home, while the baby is lying quietly in a settled, alert state. Specially-trained clinicians then assess the babies’ spontaneous movement patterns. If the videos show a pattern of abnormal movements, then the child will be referred for early intervention at Perth Children’s Hospital. When the babies are two years of age, their parents will be invited to bring their children for developmental assessment. The researchers will assess the babies to confirm whether there are links between their early movement patterns and their development.

Early Moves is led by Professor Jane Valentine at Perth Children’s Hospital and Professor Catherine Elliott at Curtin University. Early Moves will follow 3000 families recruited from The ORIGINS Project (a collaboration between Joondalup Health Campus and Telethon Kids Institute) and St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals.

The Impact

Finding a way to identify children at risk of cognitive impairment at a very early age will unlock the potential for early intervention during a period of critical early brain development.

“This is a once in lifetime opportunity to create a paradigm shift in the diagnosis of cognitive impairment at the earliest time of life. Importantly early diagnosis means earlier intervention and significantly improved outcomes for children.”  A/Prof Jane Valentine (Head of Research, Kids Rehab WA)

11:00 AM Bag drop, registration, brunch and driving range practice Club House Terrace
11:45 AM Welcome Address Club House Terrace
12:00 PM Shotgun start for 18 holes of golf
05:00 PM Pre-dinner drinks Lakeview Function Centre Foyer
06:00 PM Dinner, Awards and Auction Lakeview Function Centre



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Joondalup Country Club

Country Club Boulevard
Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Phone: +61 (08) 9400 8888
Web: http://www.joondalupresort.com.au