A grandmother’s walk for Cystic Fibrosis
Between 16 April to 22 May Susan Gascoine walked from Renmark to Adelaide for a very important reason. Her 9 year old granddaughter has Cystic Fibrosis and Susan had a goal of raising awareness of Cystic Fibrosis and $10,000 to help fund research.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common inherited, life threatening disorder in Australia. More than 300 South Australians living with CF require significant daily medications and physiotherapy and frequent hospitalisation. It is a seriously life-limiting condition for which there is currently no cure. Despite major advances in the treatment of CF, only 50% of those born with this condition currently reach their late thirties.
Upon hearing Susan’s story and realising that she would be coming through Mount Barker, myself and my local branch team set about helping Susan. With enormous support and generosity from local businesses contributing towards an impressive raffle hamper, we held a BBQ to welcome Susan on Friday 13th May. We were delighted to donate $1437.10 towards this great challenge Susan achieved.
During the six weeks, Susan has walked nearly 500kms and raised over $15,000, blitzing her goal of $10,000. Myself and my team are proud of Susan’s achievements and proud to be part of this great initiative.
To find out more about Susan’s walk or donate go to: susanstrides4cf.com/