FOR the third year in a row, Helen Long and her family from Shepparton will participate in the ‘65km For Cystic Fibrosis’ event in Melbourne. Each year, participants are encouraged to walk or run around the 10.8km track in the beautiful Princes Park and Royal Park in central Melbourne. All proceeds from the endurance event will go towards research or clinical improvements for cystic fibrosis.
Further to committing to this excellent cause, the Long family also hand-deliver a donation raised during events they’ve personally organised this weekend.
On Saturday, March 2, event organiser Helen Long will be hosting a High Tea at The Windmill Café and then on Sunday, the family will continue raising funds with a stall at Emerald Bank’s Shepparton Farmers Market. Their stall will be packed with craft items and homemade sauces and preservatives.
Funds raised from both local events will then be donated directly to the Monash Health Foundation when the family participate in the 65km Melbourne walk.
The Long family will be walking in support of Helen’s cousin Lisa’s children. Jackson, 14, and Kira Benning, 12, both have cystic fibrosis and are bravely battling constant hospital visits.
“This is such a worthy cause and fun event to help support my cousin’s amazing family,” Helen said, “Personally, I know how seriously cystic fibrosis can effect families, so we can only hope to raise more funds to contribute even the tiniest bit to help eradicate this illness.”
The High Tea will be held at The Windmill Café at Emerald Bank on, Kialla on Saturday, March 2, from 3pm. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased from Helen Long, contact Helen via email at [email protected] or over the phone on 0438 213 526. The Shepparton Farmers market will be taking place this Sunday, March 3 from 9am until 1pm at Emerald Bank.