Many thanks for your support in our fight against Cystic Fibrosis!
The Great Strides Walkathon was held on Sunday 24th October and, despite the cold and rain, more than 150 participants braved the weather to walk for Cystic Fibrosis.
Hundreds of bubbles floated in the air as participants took a moment to reflect on their reasons for being there and, after a dynamic warm up given by Ronnie and Peter from Effective Momentum, they set off on the 7km walk. They returned to cheers and a delicious BBQ and, although games were abandoned, Peggy the Pirate and Bubbles the Clown created some wonderful face painting and Rod the Magician (AbbaDabba) had children and adults enthralled with his performance.
Although the weather wasn’t on our side, there was still fun, laughter and a very positive energy on the day, especially as we all knew that more than $60,000 had been raised to help fight against Cystic Fibrosis.
Many thanks to all the teams and individuals who have participated in this collective effort! We are so impressed by your dedication and generosity and we would like to congratulate you for your part in achieving this record result!
We would especially like to thank our top individual fundraiser, Peter Kantarelis and top team fundraisers, Team Chriso. Peter raised an amazing total of more than $6,000 while Rachel Chrisostomos led 33 people to be part of Team Chriso and raised a staggering $11,000. Well done!
Thank you as well to all our sponsors and volunteers who helped on the day:
→ Leichhardt Council for waiving the park hire fee
→ Ronnie and Peter from Effective Momentum for the warm-up
→ Leigh Valenta from Pro-tech Corp for the putting competition (which unfortunately was cancelled due to the weather)
→ Jenny Smith and Rotary Club members from Castle Hill, Dural and Dee Why for organising the BBQ
→ Steve Wisbey, our entertaining Master of Ceremonies
→ Jack Shepherd for his beautiful music
→ Dave & Di from Xpresso Mobile Coffee Bar for donating 15% of their revenue on the day
→ St John Ambulance volunteers for treating our blisters
→ Alicia Heymel and her team for putting a smile on the kid’s faces
→ All our volunteers who helped in so many ways on the day
Once again, many thanks for your support in our fight against Cystic Fibrosis. We hope to see you all in October 2011 for another Great Strides Walkathon.