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Our Community Fundraisers


What is #42forCF?
#42forCF was one of our proudest moments and most lucrative fundraisers of 2020. The full Marathon, conceived of and completed by Bradley Dryburgh, one of our homegrown CF heroes, was something of a watershed moment. We are officially announcing what we have been promising since December, the second annual #42forCF Marathon, to be held once again in Wollongong, on Saturday, 16th October 2021. This year we are making the #42forCF everything that it can be – bigger, more scenic, more iconic and (if it’s possible) even more exciting to the hundreds of CF kids around Australia who look up to people like Bradley.

What is #42forCF? It’s what we make it. See you at the start line.


DONATE NOW to Bradley’s fundraising campaign - all proceeds go to Cystic Fibrosis Australia (CFA), a research and advocacy body for Australians living with CF. You can also support Bradley online with your voice and your encouragement. He is most easily reached through his socials (see below) or his podcast (see below) or else use the hashtag #42forCF.
Follow Bradley on Facebook or Instragram.     Follow Bradley’s podcasts HERE.




BRADLEY DRYBURGH'S          #42FORCF             

Cystic Fibrosis Australia (CFA) has been pounding the pavement this November in the lead up to Bradley Dryburgh’s #42forCF marathon in Wollongong, NSW. We are all used to hitting the streets for our cause, but this time we are not collecting change or protesting at Parliament House - instead we are pulling on our active wear and getting fit for CF. Bradley Dryburgh wants to see his CF community achieve their fitness goals and dreams no matter what. Bradley manages CF and has always worked hard to maintain his active lifestyle. Now he is going a step beyond by running a full marathon and inspiring Australian kids. At CFA we couldn’t help but get on board to support Bradley by putting his message into action, even if that means dusting off our running shoes. Maybe a full marathon is still beyond my personal fitness horizon, but I have been running/walking every day to slowly count off my #42forCF and show Bradley that he will never need to face those miles alone. Join us and do #42FORCF.

JOEY McCANN'S         #42forCF

My name is Joey McCann!  I work in financial services and call Bondi Beach home. I love walks on the beach, golden sunsets and French champagne.  I also love running.  My running journey started in 2011.  I rocked up to my first marathon in a tiger beer singlet, board shorts and a lone 18km run under the belt.  It was a very tough slog (no such thing as an easy marathon), but I was hooked.  I've now raced 94 marathons, including 58 marathons in 52 weeks in 2019 – raising $15,000 for Lifeline Australia in the process. I've also raced a further 40 ultramarathons across some of the worlds harshest terrains and have bagged podium finishes in some of the world's toughest 250km+ races.  I'm really looking forward to being a part of #42FORCF and in getting behind such a great cause. In addition to the amazing fund-raising efforts of the team at CountPlus One, the Count Charitable Foundation will be making an additional $15,000 donation on my behalf to Cystic Fibrosis Australia, when I complete the marathon on the 12th of December! 



NEVERREST 2020          4th - 5th September           >


The story of a man who conquered a mountain and another who is determined he is remembered for it. 

More about this year’s challenge…
This year we wanted to get the entire CF community involved, so we decided to do something that has never been done before.
This is about everyone contributing to something special.
One million people in Australia carry the Cystic Fibrosis gene. Most people have no idea. So to bring sawareness to this, we as a community want to complete ONE MILLION push ups in a 24 hour period.
This is a huge task, but we are confident we can make this happen.
Get out of your comfort zone and contribute to this mammoth goal.
Gather your friends, family, work colleagues, sporting team or school community and be part of something really big.



Sweat for CF                  >

Activewear lovers are urged to shed those excess Covid-kilo’s and get moving during Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, this May, by donating their kilometre’s to Sweat 4 CF – a newly launched initiative which aims to bring the life-changing drug, Trikafta, from Boston to Australia.



NEVERREST 2019                       >

The story of a man who conquered a mountain and another who is determined he is remembered for it. 
5th - 6th September 2019
10,000 push-ups                 1,500 strict pull-ups                42km run           24 hours