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Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis SA

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Run, walk, hail or shine, support those with CF
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a recessive genetic condition affecting children and adults. While CF affects a number of organs within the body, it predominantly affects the lungs and pancreas and repeated infections can cause irreversible lung damage and death.

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While the cause of CF has been identified, a cure has not yet been found and doctors and scientists are working to find a solution. Funded by the CFA Research Trust, much work has already been done and improved treatment means that most people with CF are able to lead reasonably normal and productive lives. Cystic Fibrosis organisations across Australia provide support and services to those with CF, their families and carers. Services include counselling, workshops and seminars, case management and home care services amongst others.

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In support of this, Cystic Fibrosis Australia is running Great Strides for CF, which is a series of fun runs and walks which aim to raise awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis, to enable them to continue to provide essential programs and services to the CF community.

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In 2017, there will be three Great Strides events in South Australia.

Great Strides Barossa will occur on Sunday 24 September 2017 commencing at 9 am for an 8 km round trip from Nuriootpa Linear Park, Tanunda Road, Nuriootpa and following the road towards Tanunda. The halfway turning point will occur at Soul Growers Winery, where you can enjoy a water break and then return to the park for family fun, food, wine tasting and entertainment by the Tanunda Brass Band.

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Photo courtesy of Cystic Fibrosis Facebook Page


If you enjoy this type of event, why not also register for Great Strides Strathalbyn to be held on Sunday 29 October 2017. This is a 4 km scenic run or walk commencing at the Soldiers Memorial Gardens Rotunda, Strathalbyn and following the Angas River walking trail. Registration opens at 9 am with the event commencing at 10.30 am. Breakfast is available prior to the event and there will be face painting available at the end.

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Photo courtesy of Cystic Fibrosis Facebook Page


Great Strides Semaphore will complete the series on Sunday 5 November 2017. Check in opens at 8.30 am with breakfast available. The 8 km event will commence at 9.45 am and the 4 km event at 10 am. This event will go to the Largs Bay Jetty and return. On your return, the kids can enjoy the jumping castle and face painting. Dogs are welcome on a leash.

Photo courtesy of Cystic Fibrosis Facebook Page
Photo courtesy of Cystic Fibrosis Facebook Page


To register for an event go to the website. Cost is $60 per family, $25 per adult and $10 for a child or student 5 to 17 years. Children 4 and under are free. If you would like to register for more than one event, please register for your first event at the website and then contact Cystic Fibrosis SA via their Facebook page to receive a discount code for 25% discount on your second event and 50% discount on the third.

By registering for an event you will be provided with your own fundraising page where your friends to donate and support your efforts to help.

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For further information on these events please contact Cystic Fibrosis SA on 8221 5595.
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Why? Fun, health, fitness and support for a great cause.
When: Various dates
Phone: 8221 5595
Where: Various locations
Cost: $60 family, $25 adult, $10 child/student 5 to 17 years, free children 4 and under
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