'Walk for Daniel' is the Daniel Morcombe Foundation's opening event of our National Day of Action 'Day for Daniel'. It is held annually on the 'Day for Daniel' in Palmwoods on the Sunshine Coast. The walk follows the same path that Daniel walked from Palmwoods to arrive at the Nambour Connection Road in Woombye, where he waited for the bus to the Sunshine Plaza before being abducted and murdered.
The Daniel Morcombe Foundation held the first 'Walk for Daniel' in November 2005.
We encourage a Gold Coin donation from everyone attending on the day to help fund our essential work.Over 1million people across Australia will participate in 'Day for Daniel' this year. This includes 2,800 schools and hundreds of businesses public and private events.
This is a National Day of Action focused on 'Keeping Kids Safe'. It is about educating children through child safety and protection initiatives and helping empower our children to 'Recognise, React and Report' if they feel something is not right.Wear Red, Educate and Donate is the theme of "Day for Daniel" as we strive to have schools, kindergartens, businesses and communities across Australia take action and conduct child safety activities in their local communities to help in Keeping Kids Safe.
'Day for Daniel' is the largest child safety awareness day of its type in Australia.Parents, Teachers and carers can visit the Day for Daniel website for resources and information on how to keep kids safe.
Pre Event Media Opportunities are available with Mr Bruce Morcombe and Daniel Morcombe CEO Ms Holly Brennan OAM.
What: WALK FOR DANIELWhen: Friday 27 October
Where: Start: Suncoast Christian College
Cnr Schubert & Kiel Mtn Rds, Woombye
Finish: Approx 8.30am at Briggs Park in Palmwoods Walk Length: 4km
Interviews by arrangement with Tracey McAsey M 0420 300 737
The Day for Daniel, a National
Day of Action raising
awareness of Child Safety,
Protection & Prevention