Brebner supports Zaidee's Rainbow Hair Net Day

Melbourne Victory midfielder Grant Brebner joined Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation CEO Allan Turner and construction workers in Zaidee's Rainbow Hair Nets at the new Melbourne Rectangular Stadium in support of Zaidee's Rainbow Hair Net Day today.

Melbourne Victory midfielder Grant Brebner joined Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation CEO Allan Turner and construction workers in Zaidee's Rainbow Hair Nets at the new Melbourne Rectangular Stadium in support of Zaidee's Rainbow Hair Net Day today.

Melbourne Victory became the first professional sporting club to team with Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation, which aims to raise awareness of the need for organ and tissue donation, as an official charity partner earlier this year, prompting Brebner to register as an organ donor.

Zaidee died suddenly on December 2, 2004 from a burst blood vessel in her brain called a cerebral aneurism, which is a one in 10 million chance in a child so young.

Her family were all registered organ donors and, at the age of seven, Zaidee was the only person under 16 in Victoria to donate her organs and tissues that year, helping save and improve seven lives as well as setting a remarkable example.

Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation, set up by her family after her death, aims to raise the organ and tissue donation rate in Australia, which is one of the lowest in the western world.

Zaidee's Rainbow Hair Net Day, which takes place on November 9 (the day after Zaidee's 12th birthday), is a major part of its campaign to raise awareness of the need for organ and tissue donation.

To get people thinking about Zaidee's gift of life, staff at hospitals and food manufacturing outlets across Victoria will be wear rainbow hair nets on the day.

10,000 people throughout the Goulburn Valley wore Zaidee's Rainbow Hair Nets in 2005, and four years later the charity is aiming to have 200,000 people nationally don a hair net in support of the day.

Visit www.zaidee.org for information on how to register to be a donor.