Diplomatik For Cystic Fibrosis WA!

On Sunday, 26 August 2018, four intrepid Diplomatik personnel took part in the Chevron City to Surf in Perth.

Under the title of ‘Team Awesome’, our Diplomatik team set forth to raise $500 for Cystic Fibrosis WA.

The annual event attracts over 40,000 participants each year, and gives the local community a chance to work up a sweat for a worthy cause.

Unfortunately on the day before the event, our team member Justine badly injured her leg and had to pull out, leaving ‘Team Awesome’ in need of even greater levels of Awesome.

As you can tell from the photos, a lot of good fun was had before the starter pistol.

All members of our team successfully completed the 12km run, with Donna setting a new personal best, Sean achieving the best time of the group, and Tarryn (even with the littlest legs) nipping at Sean’s heels by only 30 seconds!

After the race was complete, the team gathered with friends and loved ones for a well deserved brunch, to round out a wonderful morning.

Despite a few sore joints and bones, the day was a great success and everyone is keen to be involved next year.

Diplomatik are proud to sponsor multiple worthy charities throughout the year. These ideas and activities are lead by our people who champion our social impact, and we are privileged and thankful to have such caring and community-focused employees.

It’s not too late to contribute to this fantastic cause! Right now, we are only a few donations shy of our milestone. If you’d still like to make a donation to support Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia, head here.

Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

The Cause

We chose to support a very worthwhile organisation, Cystic Fibrosis WA. This not-for-profit enterprise funds critical research and provides essential support services to improve the lives of people affected by cystic fibrosis in Western Australia.

The CFWA vision is ‘Lives Unaffected by CF’, where every person born with CF will be able to reach their full potential, unencumbered by the disease. Every day we strive a little closer to achieving that vision.

Cystic fibrosis is one of the most common, autosomal recessive, life-limiting diseases affecting children and adults in Australia, causing mucus which affects the lungs and digestive system.

Thanks to advances in research and new treatments, CF has become a more manageable disease with increased life expectancy and quality of life for sufferers.

There is no current cure for CF, however, global research is moving towards that goal now that the faulty CFTR gene has been identified.

You can find out more about the great work that Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia does at www.cfwa.org.au

GO Team AWESOME! Go Diplomatik.

 

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