#MoveForLex

Providing care and comfort to families with loved ones in the ICU.


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Let’s get moving for a good cause!

On July 17, 2021, life for Noosa triathlete Alexa Leary and her family changed in an instant.

Lex suffered life-changing brain injuries in a horrific cycling accident while training on the Sunshine Coast. She spent two weeks in an induced coma in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and two months in the Neurosurgery Ward.

Lex has had a very successful triathlon career winning a silver medal in the Junior World Titles in Switzerland only two years ago. Her dream was to represent her country in the Olympics but now she finds herself in the medal fight of her life to survive and move again. 

Lex’s strength and determination has inspired #moveforlex. #moveforlex is a connection across the community to encourage people to move for those that can’t and an inspired way to help Alexa connect with those supporting her recovery. The Leary Family now want to give those “movingforlex” the opportunity to help make a difference to ICU patients and families through fundraising.

Support #MoveForLex at the Noosa Classic

14 August 2022

RBWH Foundation and MoveForLex are delighted to partner with the Noosa Classic to raise funds for ICU patients and patient-families.

The Noosa Classic brings together riders of all experience levels (from keen amateurs to top-level pros) to cycle 65km, 120km or 165km. Riders also have the opportunity to fundraise for their charity of choice.

Taking place in Lex's hometown, and with Lex's dad being a prior participant, we couldn't think of a better way to #MoveForLex.

Plus, riders that supports RBWH Foundation as their charity of choice will receive a 10% discount. Just use the discount code RBWH10.

Please #RideForLex at the Noosa Classic. Simply register using the button below, choose us as your charity of choice, and start fundraising.
Alexa Leary cycling prior to her accident and brain injury

Where do your funds go?

All funds raised through #moveforlex will support a new ICU family support program called WeCU. WeCU will assist loved ones through this very difficult stage of treatment, focusing on practical and emotional support. Medical research demonstrates that a well-supported family of ICU patients assists in patient recovery and reduces the trauma experienced by families. The Leary’s are wanting to help other patients and their families that find themselves in ICU.

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All donations to #moveforlex made through RBWH Foundation will go directly to the purpose for which they are intended – to reduce trauma and loss suffered by families of ICU patients. No administration fees are deducted. Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.

How to Make a Major Gift

If you would like to make a major donation of $5,000 or more please contact Nadeyn Barbieri at n.barbieri@rbwhfoundation.com.au or call 0410 011 446. Thank you in advance for your kind donation.

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So far we've raised $172,506

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Ways you can help

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USA supporters can donate through the Chapel & York US Foundation. Please select Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Foundation from the drop-down menu.

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Join the #MoveForLex tribe with this fantastic range of merchandise designed by Lex’s big sister, Jorja, of Hey Ruby Design. Every sale supports patient and family care.

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Email fundraise@rbwhfoundation.com.au or call 1300 363 786