Team Eckert

Red Socks Run

The Eckert's Red Socks Run for Kidney Health!

We are taking part in the RED SOCKS RUN CHALLENGE this October. Walking 60km over the month of October to help raise funds for Kidney Health Australia. 


Did you know that you can lose up to 90% of kidney function before having any symptoms. Once your kidneys reach failure, there is no cure. Dialysis (60 hrs per month, hence the 60km) or kidney transplant are the only options to stay alive. 


We’ll be pulling up our RED SOCKS for Ethan. A brave little boy who is living with frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome. A syndrome where the cause for Ethan (and many others) is still unknown, where there is no cure and where treatment is a guessing game that involves killing the immune system (causing a raft of other issues) with horrible drugs that aren’t even approved by the TGA for this purpose. 


He’s a little boy who is brave and resilient (braver than us). A three year old who knows the way to the hospital, who no longer cries when he has his blood tests, whose legs cramp and ache from the meds, who thinks peeing into a cup or a wee bag daily is normal, who happily lines up for his multiple meds, who is often limited to just 600mL of water in a day, who knows the word potassium and that certain foods (bananas, chips and chocolate for example, all kids’ favorites!!) have too much and he can’t eat them. 


It’s unfair and it breaks our hearts…

Yet, it’s important to remember, we are the lucky ones still, he’s a three year old who is still healthy (compared to many others), he’s still smart, happy, playful and a little brute! 


We want to raise awareness and funds to work toward research for better treatment options and of course for a cure for our Ethan and for the 25,000 other people who are currently living with kidney failure in Australia.  


We’re walking for hope, hope that one day all this will stop, that there will be research, that we will find a cause, we will find better treatment options and maybe, just maybe, one day a cure.


Please support us, donate and feel free to join our team too, the more the merrier! 

Thank you to our Sponsors

$1.6k

Solitaire Automotive Group

$253

Trav & Harry

We love EJ. Good job.

$211

Mark And Lauren

$211

Michael And Jenny Bailey

To our dearest little Grandson Ethan, keep strong, we will be with you every step on your way to recovery. Love Nanna and Poppa xxxx

$200

Kate Eckert

$106

The Dienelts Xx

Good work guys 💪 xx

$106

Alison Johnstone

$106

Jackie And Colin Eckert

Wish it could be more. But every little bit helps.

$106

Janet Skinn

Go well Stacey & Jensen

$106

Robyn And Fudge Xx

Great effort Stace xx

$106

Amelia

Great effort Kate!

$100

Bjorn

God bless you guys. I pray they find a cure for your son so he can live a happy healthy life.

$100

Bonnie And Stephen Bailey

Such a courageous lil man our great nephew Ethan ! Fingers crossed all turns out well for him xx

$100

Belinda And Daniel Button

Breaks my heart what you are going through. I hope the cause and cure is found soon. Keep being brave and strong Ethan, Kate, Jase and Liv. xx

$87

Stacey Eckert

$84

Sophie Bungey

Best wishes to you all

$84

Alison Johnstone

Last push to the finish line to reach your targets. Well done Team Eckert!

$79

Janet Skinn

Go well Jas

$79

Janet Skinn

Go well Kate

$53

Kylie Matthews

Sending love to your beautiful little boy Ethan xxx

$53

Melissa Thredgold

Backing you guys and your brave little man 100%

$53

Anonymous

Touched by bravery of little ETHAN.

$53

Hayley Obryan

All the best Kate and the fam! What a gorgeous and brave little man Ethan is. Hope you reach your goal xo

$53

Katie & Rhys Van Iersel

All the best guys!

$53

Alison Johnstone

Tie those shoelaces tight, Team Eckert. Time to hit the tracks! Happy trails to you all this October.

$53

Bernie & Lesley Farrell

$53

Rosemary

$53

The Swampys

Great work Stacey and Jensen!

$53

Caitlin And Luke

$53

Rhiannon Mifsud

$53

Tanya Williams

$53

Kirsty Faulder

$53

Trevor Crispin

$53

Jackie Eckert

Great effort Stacey

$53

Vanessa B

$50

Kayla Vianello

$50

Jemma Higgins

You’ll smash it!! Well done xx

$50

The Guerin’s

Well done Stace and J-man! What a fantastic achievement and such a wonderful cause 💪🏼

$50

Tabz D

Praying for a cure and a miracle in little Ethan's life x

$50

Emma Thornton

$50

Andrew Mitchard

$42

Josh And Leah Davey

Keep up the great work mate! Ethan has some amazing parents and a great big sister by his side!!

$42

Jarrod & Georgie Sampson

$42

Belinda Parsons

$38

Bill & Randall

Way to go Jensen🥰🥰🥰

$38

Lucy Ferris

Good on ya Jase! Good luck 👟

$38

Geoffrey Carlaw

Good luck Jason .

$38

Suzie Georgiou

Well done guys x

$38

The Lindfields

$38

Matt Windsor

$36

Megan Ey

Good luck, Kate!

$32

Ash And Quinn

$32

Tamie Jones

Good Luck with your 60km and a big high 5 to your most courageous little man for being so brave!

$32

Cam Pettica

$30

Stephen

Good luck team Eckert

$30

The Luke's X

Well done guys xo

$26

Fiona Woolfitt

Doing an amazing job Kate :o) xx

$26

Chelsea Arbon

Well done Kate!

$25

Jeanette & Daryl

Keep pounding Kate!

$21

Michael Dankowski

$21

Griffin

$21

Skye & Keith

$21

Claire

Well done team Eckert! Xx

$21

Hayley Smith

$21

Kayla Flavel

$21

Brett Mcmahon

$21

Kristine Smith

$21

Deberah Lawrie

$21

Susan Caruso

Keep up the good work!

$21

Reyka Quiniones

$20

Chelsea Tonkin-smith

I'll be right there supporting you on our lunch break walks! Good luck xxx

$20

Maddy Low

Well done Stace and Jenson! Xx

$16

Alastair B

Go team ! 👍🏼👊🏼

$15

Dylan Edwards

$11

Mandy Woodward

👏👏 well done team Eckert wishing you and your little man all the best.

$10

Jason Eckert

$10

Jonalissa Burrows