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Thursday, March 29, 2012

DRAW CF - fundraising with a difference

Cystic Fibrosis is a debilitating and progressive fatal genetic condition, and we are not easily identified. We are perceived as fairly healthy till we need oxygen. After all, we only have a bad cough and take lots of pills.

Thinking of a new different kind of private friend circle home-based fund-raiser, one that shows off our CF bodies, complete with distended bellies, clubbed fingernails, we came up with this concept: http://drawingparty.com/
Open the night with some fine food and champagne, then learn the basics of sketching the male form with help from our experienced instructors, plus an actual live male model!
I wonder if this is realistic, and if people with CF would model for the cause. After all it is not a naked fire-men calendar, where you hang in all your glory in peoples homes for at least a year.... and a bit. It certainly would raise some eyebrows and do wonders for CF Awareness.

All the usual fundraiser conditions, 50/50, half to CF Tasmania and half to the expedition costs (mainly financing a support vehicle for medicine etc). If you are interested in hosting a party to support CF Tasmania and the Vietnam to Singapore expedition email Walter: drawcf@coughing4cf.com

And donated drawings can be auctioned off on eBay!

This is not me :(


Just imagine it.

Monday, March 26, 2012

65 Roses Anyone?

65 Roses Day Ad
Sixtyfive roses day is coming up soon! Friday 25 May is the day. Cystic Fibrosis is too hard to say for little kids, so Sixtyfive Roses is a lot easier. Remember last year's TV ad with me in it? I am not a movie star, that is clear: Judge for yourself!

Don't forget to donate to my Cystic Fibrosis cause though! Every bit counts - Click here to donate now!

Friday, March 23, 2012

CF Tasmania Newsletter

Time is ticking away. Still seriously looking for some people to come along. No serious fitness required, just an adventurous spirit. You will drive and ride and be part of a team to get from Vietnam to Singapore! Now aiming at completing the trip in TWO MONTHS, which should not be a problem.

Still needing sponsors!! Please email me: support@coughing4cf.com
Donations accepted at Fundrazr. Click Fundrazr to donate!

The below article was in the CF Tasmania newsletter! Click on it to see it bigger.




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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fundraising for Vietnam to Singapore ride to aid Cystic Fibrosis

A fundraiser for $10k has begun! CLICK HERE to go to FundRazr where you can make a PayPal donation.

I pledge 50% of the funds raised towards a Cystic Fibrosis cause (split between US and Australia). The other 50% will be towards expedition costs (primarily towards cost of support vehicle).

Right now we have a tentative party of three going on the ride; John from Kenya (Africa), Walter from Devonport (Tasmania) and Alistair from Perth (Western Australia). Currently looking for more team members to ride any leg(s) between Hanoi, Ho Chi Min City, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Riding from 1 September till as long as 1 December (3 months), but depending on the team and the bikes we may do it in 2 months.

Do you have contacts or potential sponsors we can use? Do not hesitate to dog them in; viet2sing@coughing4cf.com. Cycling from Hanoi to Singapore covers 5000 kilometres, and 5 Asian countries. Walter is Coughing the Distance to spread awareness for Cystic Fibrosis, encourage Organ Donations, and provide inspiration to people with disabilities.








To give a twist to the ride we are using electrically assisted bicycles - the exact kind still TBA - which will provide a great 'tailwind' for 30-40 kilometres per charge. As the intention is to ride 50-100kms per day, and charging the batteries may not always be possible each night, in which case the weight of the electrics may in fact become a hindrance. The ride will be blogged right here and on www.facebook.com/vanpraag

The previous adventure!

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