What is Work4Significance?

Each year the Back In Motion Group of Physiotherapy Practices across Australia invest their energy, expertise and enthusiasm in working to support the mission of SOS Health Foundation. Work4Significance is a month of activities which raises awareness and funds for the cause of helping close the gap in indigenous health. SOS Health and the Back In Motion Group knows that indigenous Australians don’t live as long or enjoy levels of health or access to health care as other Australians do, and we think that’s not OK.

Work4Significance involves a range of activities across the month of May, but core is the commitment of Back In Motion Practices to work at least 1 day with all the proceeds going to fund the SOS Health Clinic on Palm Island. Physios and other staff at BIM practices give up a day’s pay to make a significant impact on the lives of those who don’t enjoy easy access to healthcare and a great physio clinic like the Back In Motion physio practices. The contribution of BIM practices through donating a day’s proceeds to SOS Health Foundation is supplemented by support from clients and other community members who choose to support their Back In Motion practice and the significant support they bring to helping close the gap in indigenous health.

Throughout May, Back In Motion Practices also offer a range of fundraising activities to involve their clients, families and community in Working4Significance.

Find out how you can get involved with your Back In Motion Practice with some fun fundraising activities like our:

  • Spike4Significance
  • Sweat4Significance
  • Sweets4Significance
  • Swap4Significance
  • Sizzle4Significance

Find your local Back In Motion Practice here

Where will the money raised during May Work4Significance go?

All the money raised through the Back in Motion Group Work4Significance efforts in May each year go to funding the cost of maintaining a full-time physio, allied health assistants and running the SOS Health Service Palm Island practice. The Palm Island Clinic provides pro-bono treatment and support to indigenous patients who can’t afford to pay, and generates a small return from charging those on the island who can afford to pay for physio services. The SOS Health Clinic on Palm Island is the only permanent physio practice on Palm Island, and our physio also works with and supports the local hospital and other health service providers on Palm Island. The Back In Motion Health Group financial support of the Clinic on Palm Island means that SOS Health Foundation can provide this service not normally available in a remote indigenous community, and the clinic also provides a base for SOS Health’s fly in fly out Health Outreach program where volunteer physios, podiatrists, OT’s and other allied health professionals give their time and skills to expand the reach of the work and services offered.

None of the Work4Significance funds raised, or BIM Practice contributions to SOS Health Foundation are spent on administrative or other costs. All money goes directly to supporting the work of the Physio and Clinic on Palm Island.

How can I be Significant during Work4Significance?

Book an appointment at your BIM practice on the day when all proceeds will go to SOS Health Foundation – and maybe consider donating the cost of another treatment when you pay your bill.
Participate in the fun activities, your BIM practice will be running during May.
Even just learning about what SOS Health Foundation does and the issues around the inequality in access to health care and good health of aboriginal people, makes a difference to our culture. Ask yourself the questions: is it ok that aboriginal people die 10 years younger than other Australians, have 3xs the rates of diabetes and heart disease and most lack access to the health services may of us take for granted? If your answer is ‘no’ then you can make a difference by supporting the Work4Significance campaign.

SOS Health Foundation
Annual Golf Day

Our annual fundraiser Golf Day is held on the first Monday of December at the prestigious Huntingdale Golf Club, the traditional home of the Australian Masters. This important event is SOS Health Foundation’s major fundraiser, and supports the valuable work we do in remote indigenous communities, through the  provision of essential allied healthcare.

The event brings together management and decision makers from allied health businesses and corporate organisations. Join us with your colleagues, staff and clients for a fun morning of Golf and together we can make a positive difference in the lives of disadvantaged indigenous Australians in remote communities.

SOS Health Foundation 2019 Golf Day is Monday 2nd December

To book your opportunity to profile your business as a Golf Day Sponsor click here

For more information about the event and to register a team or individual to play on the first Monday in December please click here

Run your own Fundraising Event to support SOS Health

There are so many ways you can help. Create your own community fundraising event or you may choose to get fit and have some fun while you Cycle, Walk or Run in a major public fundraising event. Set up a fundraising page and select SOS Health Foundation as your charity of choice. We’d love to support your SOS Fundraising efforts, so let us know what you’re planning so we can publicise it on our facebook page and let others know how they can get involved in what you are doing.

What is Workplace Giving?

Workplace giving allows businesses and employees to invest in the community and build a reputation as a socially responsible business. It is a simple and effective way for employees to make regular donations through automated payroll deductions to SOS Health Foundation to fund various initiatives which are helping transform disadvantaged indigenous communities through supporting the work of SOS Health.