Breath4CF is a physical activity grant aimed at promoting lung health in people with Cystic Fibrosis.
Hannah, Hutch, Aaron and Chelsey here, for the month of October we are going to walk up Puketapu everyday to help raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Breath4CF.
Cystic fibrosis is the most common life threatening genetic condition affecting New Zealand children. It is a genetically inherited condition some people are born with that mainly affects their lungs and digestive system
Breath4CF is a physical activity grant aimed at promoting lung health in people with cystic fibrosis.
Exercise is one of the best ways people with CF can manage their own condition and this grant assists them so that cost is not a barrier to staying healthy. Every person with cystic fibrosis, whether symptomatic or asymptomatic, is entitled to a Breath4CF grant each year. The allowance is $150 for a child aged 0–5 years, and $300 for ages 6 and above.
Most sport and forms of exercise are covered, as are certain instruments and activities that increase breathing rates and use of the lungs. Typical items purchased through the Breath4CF grant scheme include scooters, running shoes, sports club fees, swimming lessons and trampolines.
Living with CF is hard and exercise is one of the best ways people with CF can manage their own condition. So we thought it was only appropriate to do something exercise based/hard work to show our support.
Follow our journey, learn new facts about CF, maybe even join us for a climb. We will have photos from the top each day to help keep us accountable. 31 times in 31 days, we’ve got this!
All money raised will be staying in the OTAGO area.