Cycle 4 Cystic Fibrosis

Cycle 4 CF is a non-profit group of casual bike riders who are getting together to ride from Adelaide to Melbourne in support of people living with cystic fibrosis (CF)

Riders will cover an average of 150kms per day from the 3 - 9 March. A total of 1,000kms will be covered.

Each rider is committed to fundraising a minimum of $1,000

"We are riding to support Cystic Fibrosis Community Care (CFCC). We have chosen this charity to support 4-year-old Brody MacPherson who has Cystic Fibrosis.”

 

Brody MacPherson

   

Brody was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at exactly 4 weeks of age, and just a week before Christmas 2013. We, like most diagnosed had no family history and did not know we were carriers of the CF gene. 

Since this time our focus has been doing all we can to keep him as well as possible, to help raise awareness for cystic fibrosis and to always try and always try and find a rainbow in what can be a crazy destructive storm.

Read more about Brody's story

How can you help? 

Cycle 4 CF is now seeking support from the community; you might like to consider donating to the fundraising efforts here or sponsoring the event to ensure its success.

Alternatively, you may wish to donate an item, product or service that could contribute to the success of the event or their fundraising efforts. In return your business/product would be promoted along the way.

Fundraising is no easy task, gaining support from friends, family and the wider community makes the world of difference to the success and makes the hard work all worthwhile. It also demonstrates a community that cares. Your contribution is deeply appreciated and will be recognised.

Your generous support will contribute to the success of the fundraising efforts for Cystic Fibrosis Community Care, enabling CFCC to continue to deliver programs, services and support to those who need them, so we thank you in anticipation.

 

Please take a moment to check out our fantastic sponsors who are generously supporting our efforts by visiting our sponsorship page.


About Cystic Fibrosis

CF is the most common inherited life-shortening chronic illness affecting young Australians today. CF is life limiting and it's terminal, there is no cure.

For many people, living with CF means a struggle to breathe. Living with CF also means daily physiotherapy sessions are a part of daily routine, often three times a day, to keep the lungs clear and free of infection! It also means taking up to 40 tablets a day to assist in the digestion of food and sometimes spending up to two weeks at a time in Hospital for intensive treatment. None of this is fun, especially for a four year old like Isla!

Damage caused to the lungs leads to irreversible damage, making the simple task of breathing a struggle! Lung failure is the major cause of death for someone with CF, every nine days a young person dies and many are in their teens. The average life expectancy for a person with CF is just 38 years. Find out more about cystic fibrosis here.

Cystic Fibrosis Victoria

Cystic Fibrosis Community Care (VIC) is the peak community not-for-profit organisation working with and for people with CF right across the state. Its mission is to assist everyone affected by CF to be well and live fuller lives. It provides information, support and guidance to people living with CF and their families. It advocates for services and systems that support the CF community and seeks to raise awareness, understanding and funds for services and research. Over 80% of CFCC income is from fundraising.

17 heroes fundraising today.

Saturday 3rd March

Day 1     Adelaide to Meningie (152km/1496m)

Sunday 4th March

Day 2     Meningie to Kingston (145km/667m).

Monday 5th March

Day 3     Kingston to Mount Gambier (153km/818m).

Tuesday 6th March

Day 4     Mount Gambier to Port Fairy (165km/1287m)

Wednesday 7th March

Day 5    Port Fairy to Marengo (174km/2662m).

Thursday 8th March

Day 6     Marengo to Torquay (94km/1975m).

Friday 9th March

Day 7     Torquay to Queenscliff – first leg (40km/38m).

                Ferry to Sorrento

                Sorrento to Melbourne – final leg (100km/757m).


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