Organised by
Jen Hauser
452.00
Raised so far
1,065.00
Aiming to raise
A message from the cause

Thank you to everyone who made a donation to Cystic Fibrosis Tasmania throughout 2018. We had an incredibly busy year, and thanks to donations such as yours we were able to offer a range of new or enhanced programs to our members. These included increasing the subsidy for gym memberships to $750 pa per member (up from $250pa), offering a Hospital Inpatient Assistance Scheme of $100 for each hospitalisation of adults and children and providing goodie bags for children and teenagers when they have to stay in hospital. These enhanced programs would not have been possible without your help.

Unfortunately we are yet to secure a major corporate supporter so our fundraising efforts will continue in 2019 so that we can continue to offer more services and support to the Tasmania CF community. Thank you again for your support in 2018.

Regards,
The CFT team.

What I am asking for and why

The Hobart City to Casino is in the month of May, the official fundraising awareness month for Cystic Fibrosis. I am aiming to get 65 people (or more!) to participate in this event, to paint the town red and make people ask what is the red all about?? Cystic Fibrosis effects over 100 individuals in Tassie and is a condition with no cure, a burdensome treatment regime and lots of hospital care. By raising community awareness I hope to help individuals with CF realise their dreams and have access to much needed funds and resources to support them in living their dreams. Please sign up for the City to casino under the 65 Roses team, and encourage your friends and families to donate to this page and support your efforts. If you can't participate in the event please consider just a small donation to help this very worthy cause.

What the charity is asking for and why

Cystic Fibrosis is the most common recessive genetic condition affecting children and young adults in Australia today. But despite this Cystic Fibrosis Tasmania receives NO government funding.

We rely on donations, grants and good old-fashioned fundraising.

Funds raised through donations this year will go towards a range of services to support Tasmanian families who have been impacted by this disease.

These services include:

  • Supplying nebulisers and other airway clearance devices free of charge to all our members (These can cost up to $1450 each);

  • Free counselling for members with a registered psychologist to assist them with the mental health challenges of living with a life-shortening condition;

  • Direct financial assistance to members through a range of subsidies to offset the costs of living with CF (for example to help with the cost of transplants, hospital stays for children, fitness equipment);

  • Educational scholarships to encourage people with CF to continue their studies past Year 12.

These are just some of the many services we offer to support our families. Feel free to contact us to enquire about what else we offer. We would also warmly welcome enquiries about sponsorship and are happy to tailor a package for your business.