There are many ways you can have fun while supporting Cystic Fibrosis. CFSA holds a variety of fundraising events throughout the year, they are as listed below. We also have many wonderful supporters who organise community fundraising events. We invite you to participate in any way you choose, please contact the office for dates and more information.
Individuals or businesses who may be interested in sponsoring or donating to any of the below events are encouraged to contact CFSA for more information.
GREAT STRIDES 2016
Great Strides is back for 2016 and we need your help to make it our biggest walk yet!
Register today and join us at either Semaphore or Strathalbyn for a 4km walk followed by sausage sizzle
Sempahore - Sunday 30th October 2016
Strathalbyn - Sunday 6th November 2016
To register click here
All CFSA events are designed to raise funds and awareness for our community. Whilst we no longer organise events exclusively for people with CF we are aware that people with CF may choose to attend our events. Because of this, we ask that people make themselves aware and families with our infection control policy:
CFSA - RISK WARNING
This is an important warning concerning the inherent risks that people with cystic fibrosis face when attending events organised by Cystic Fibrosis South Australia (“CFSA”). Before you decide to attend an event, please read this warning very carefully.
It is intended that any event organised by CFSA will be attended by members of the cystic fibrosis (“CF”) community for the primary purpose of their enjoyment, information, recreation and the opportunity to mix at the venue with other members of the CF community.
If you (or any children under 18 years of age who will attend a CFSA event with your permission) have CF, there may be a real, serious and inherent risk that by attending the event you (or your children) will be exposed to pathogens that might severely harm your (or your children's) health. These pathogens could include (but are not limited to): Burkholderia cepacia, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, human respiratory syncytial virus, human parainfluenza viruses, influenza viruses or other pathogens that are currently unknown. For people with CF, exposure to these pathogens could lead to serious illness, injury or even death.
If you, or your accompanying children, attend a CFSA event, then reducing physical contact (eg. kissing, shaking hands) is likely to reduce the risk of cross-infection, but there is no reliable or effective way to eliminate all risk of transfer of a pathogenic infection. You should also practice good public health hygiene (eg. hand washing, covering your mouth if you cough) to reduce the risk for others.
Community Fundraising Events
Our generous supporters in the South Australian community run many community fundraisers throughout the year. CFSA would like to sincerely thank all of you for helping to promote and fundraise for Cystic Fibrosis!!
In particular, we would like to thank:
65 Roses Challenge - Greg Weller (parent) and team who, once again, organised a gate collection at RAAF Edinburgh and raised an amazing $3500, Rachel Smart (parent) and sister Mandy Lowe who organised the 65 Roses Family Fun Day raising over $8000, Brooke Hughes (adult with CF) who raised $4700 by holding the Mt Compass 65 Roses Benefit and Kathy Thomson (parent) who held a clothes swap fundraiser and raised over $1000!!
Community Furndraisers - Macie's Ride, a motor bike ride and family day organised by Gary & Deb Parker (grandparents) once again was hugely successful raising $5000, Rob & Margaret Anderson (grandparents) who organise an annual dinner and raised $3000, Westminster Old Scholars Footy Club held a Bunnings BBQ and raised $2000 for CF.