From President Mina Ward:
At Tuesday’s meeting we welcomed friend of the club, Susan Gascoine (Spouse of club member Chris) to talk on her pledge to walk from Renmark to Adelaide to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) from 16th April until 22nd May. Having a grand daughter who suffers from CF prompted Susan to start planning an event to raise awareness of this disorder, and to raise $10,000 to help ongoing research into finding a cure.
Cystic Fibrosis 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-threatening 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. Magill Sunrise is proudly supporting Susan’s ‘Renmark to City 4 CF’ and are donating the proceeds from the April market towards her fundraising. This $560 added to the $4,000 Susan has already raised means she is slowly getting closer to her goal amount. If you wish to donate or find out more about Susan’s journey head to her website: www.renmarktoadelaideforcf.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We wish Susan the best of luck as she sets off this Saturday and look forward to welcoming her across the finish line on 22nd May. We have scheduled a BBQ for midday on 22nd May in Peace Park just east of the Women’s & Children’s Hospital, North Adelaide, please come along if you can.
Just a reminder the joint District Movie Fundraiser (Eddy the Eagle) is this Saturday . Contact Mina if you are interested in attending.
Next Tuesday we will be hearing from Lachlan MacKenzie, our second RYLA attendee and what he is up to these days.
Please get out there promoting the Reel Event. Posters and promotional material are now available.