One in every 9 Australians live with asthma. Many of them children.
PJ Day is a fundraising and awareness day in May of each year supporting Asthma Foundation Queensland and New South Wales. Supporters wear their pyjamas (or slippers or dressing gown) to school or work for the day and make a small donation to the cause of asthma research. Many supporters make a full day of it with PJ Day breakfasts or morning tea, PJ themed activities and games.
The day was founded in 2009 by Montana, a young girl living with asthma who spent a lot of time in hospital and her PJs. Dressing for the day in your PJs is fun but it also bears a deeper meaning and reminds us of the experience of children around Australia, who often have to spend time away from school at home or in hospital.
The event has grown over the past 7 years to include hundreds of schools and childcare organisations across New South Wales and Queensland and this year we are back bigger than ever with a bright new look and renewed purpose.
With over 2 million Australians living with asthma, PJ Day is a great way to have fun, educate staff and students about asthma and raise funds for critical research.
PJ Day is in May to coincide with World Asthma Day - but you can hold your event at any time that suits you. Register to receive your pack with posters, children’s activities and important asthma information.
For more information contact our team on 02 9018 0523.