Our Mission
 
 
The Juvenile Arthritis Fundraiser is a Public Ancillary Fund which focuses on raising awareness and much needed funds in order to treat and cure children suffering from Arthritis and Uveitis.

The Juvenile Arthritis Fundraiser began in 2007 when I, Mary Kranitis, wanted to help my son by giving him the answers that he deserves on a disease that the Doctors themselves didn't know the causes. In order to continue research we need to raise in excess of $100 000 every year. The Juvenile Arthritis Fundraiser will continue to fund the scholarship in order to give our children the best quality of life and the answers that they deserve. We are ever so proud of achievements to date and without the support of all involved these events would not be possible.
 
 
Meet George
 
 
My name is George Kranitis and I am 17 years old. I love cars and hope one day to have a car of my own.

At two years of age I was told that I had Arthritis. Arthritis affects my knees, fingers, elbows and my back, it is very painful and I wish that this disease leaves my body. Arthritis has robbed me of my childhood. I also developed Uveitis which is Inflammation in my eyes at the age of seven and have lost majority of my vision in my left eye and have limited vision in my right eye. I am strong and have hope that with my mum’s determination that a CURE will be found, and the 1 in 1000 children who are suffering from Arthritis and Uveitis will no longer suffer and get the answers that we deserve.
 
2016 JAF Gatsby Ball
 
$367,900 Raised!

What an amazing evening we all had on Friday nights Gatsby Ball for the Juvenile Arthritis Fundraiser. I would like to take this opportunity in thanking all who donated items for our Raffles and Auctions. I would also like to thank all who purchased tables and attended the evening.

I am honoured and very humbled by the total amount raised from the event on Friday night. After paying the Doltone house for 550 guests, the 14 piece band, lighting & production, Brad Blaze the painter, stilt walkers, dancers, framers, 600 programme’s, chocolate bar, cigar & whisky bar and all advertising collateral, I am pleased to announce that the profit of Friday night’s evening was $367,900 and donations are still being made.

Thanking each and every one of you for the continual support, these events would not be as successful if it wasn’t for the generosity from all of you.

The money raised will continue funding the Laboratory at the University of New South Wales where we have established the “George Kranitis Juvenile Arthritis and Uveitis Research scholarship”. This enables research into different treatments, treating and potentially finding a CURE for all children suffering from Arthritis and Uveitis like my son George.
 
Latest News

JAF 2016 Silent Auction goes global!

You can all be a part of JAFs amazing auction as this year we go global! All you need to do is to click on the link below to see what we have on offer. Some of the amazing prizes that you can win are a 7 day Tuscan Villa Holiday, an F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix package, an exclusive visit Gai Waterhouse's famed stables and many more faboulous prizes!

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JAF 2016 Gatsby Ball only days away

Don't Forget! JAF 2016 'Gatsby' Ball Friday 19 August 2016 hosted by Channel 9 Today show presenter Deborah Knight, at Doltone House Darling Island Wharf. Pre dinner drinks & canapés, 3 course meal, Seafood platers, Beer, wine & soft drinks, Coffee and tea.

The event has been SOLD OUT, if you would like to support the Gatsby dinner through Prize donations for our raffles and Auctions we would love to hear from you, contact mary@juvenilearthritisfundraiser.com

Ivan Radonic raises money for JAF

Ivan Radonic took the challenge in doing a Triathlon to raise awareness and funds for JAF and ran 21 kilometres in the Husky run.
George was there to cheer Ivan on and ran through the finish line. Ivan raised in excess of $1500 and donated all proceeds to JAF.
 
Our Sponsors
 
 
To become a JAF Sponsor
Email mary@juvenilearthritisfundraiser.com
or call Mary on 0400 826 449

It is only through the generosity and kindness of Sponsors like you that individuals and families suffering with ailments, disabilities or diseases find much needed hope, strength and courage. All Donations over $2.00 are Tax deductable. 100% of donations goes directly into treating & finding a cure for all children.





 
     
 
Diamond Sponsor

$12,500 Donation
Diamond Sponsor Package includes:

Table of 10 people. Seating preference. Diamond sponsor recognition. Corporate naming rights for the table. Logo+name showcased on the big multimedia screens on the night. Logo+name showcased on the jaf website, link back to your business url. Invitation to draw a ticket from the major raffle on the night. Banner placement inside the venue on the night. Full page ad in the program guide. Framed certification presented on the night. Acknowledging Diamond status.

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Platinum Sponsor

$7,500 Donation
Platinum Sponsor Package includes:

Table of 10 people. Seating preference. Platinum sponsor recognition. Corporate naming rights for the table. Logo+name showcased on the big multimedia screens on the night. Logo+name showcased on the jaf website, link back to your business url. Invitation to draw a ticket from the major raffle on the night. Full page ad in the program guide. Plaque presented on the night. Acknowledging Platinum status.

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Gold Sponsor

$4,500 Donation
Gold Sponsor Package includes:

Table of 10 people. Seating preference. Gold sponsor recognition. Corporate naming rights for the table. Logo+name showcased on the big multimedia screens on the night. Half page ad in the program guide. Plaque presented on the night. Acknowledging Gold status.

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Silver Sponsor

$3,500 Donation
Silver Sponsor Package includes:

Table of 10 people. Seating preference. Silver sponsor recognition. Corporate naming rights for the table. Logo+name showcased on the big multimedia screens on the night. Quarter page ad in the program guide. Plaque presented on the night.

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to view our Silver sponsors


Bronze Sponsor

$2,500 Donation
Bronze Sponsor Package includes:

Table of 10 people. Seating preference. Bronze sponsor recognition. Corporate naming rights for the table.



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to view our Bronze sponsors

Media Messages
 
We would like to thank all the people invovled in getting our cause known by your messages & help via the media. More awareness to our cause helps our cause. Below are the latest media messages that bring attention to who the Juvenile Arthritis Fundraiser are.
 
   
 
Channel 9's Peter Overton with a heartfelt message University of New South Wales TV (UNSWTV) interviews Mary
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Image Gallery
 
We have been fortunate to document our journey with the many memories captured on camera. Words cannot describe the work, effort and dedication of the people you see in these images. Again we are thankful of all the people that help us promote our visual message.
 
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The numbers count



2007
 
1,120,000
 
550
 
100,000
Our first fundraiser
 
The total amount of money raised so far
 
Number of guests at our last fundraiser
 
Money needed per year to fund scholarship
Contact Us




Apply to become a valuable member on the board
of the Juvenile Arthritis Fundraiser Committee.

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to apply
Founder
Mary Kranitis

Email
mary@juvenilearthritisfundraiser.com


Mobile
0400 826 449


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