Souths Cares is getting behind the ‘2015 65K 4 65 Roses’ Walkathon being held around the Bay Run next month in a bid to encourage Rabbitohs supporters to play their part in finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

The Walk is being organised by proud Members of the Rabbitohs Family, Suttons City Roseberry’s Pat Brog.

“Souths Cares would like to encourage all Rabbitohs supporters and members to support the Walk so that together we can raise the money needed to advance the research in to this harsh genetic disorder,” said acting General Manager of Souths Cares, Leellen Lewis.

“There is currently no cure for Cystic Fibrosis and treatment is both intensive and very time consuming for everyone involved.”

Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening genetic disorder that severely affects the lungs and digestive system. One in 25 Australians are carriers of the faulty gene.

Held around the Bay Run, with a base camp set up at Leichhardt Park, the annual walk allows people to take part in the activities in a variety of ways:

§  Ultra Endurance – Test your stamina, endurance and mental strength and join a group of walkers each walking 65km.

§  Team Event – Get a team together and nominate a distance to walk (21km, 35km, 42km or the full 65km)

§  Casual Walker – Take part as an individual, with work friends, social groups and families, just register, nominate the number of laps you will aim to complete and come along on the day.

§  Sponsor – No need to walk, you can simply donate or sponsor a walker or team.

Register here - http://www.everydayhero.com.au/event/65K465RosesWalkathon

All money raised will be going to Cystic Fibrosis ACT & NSW and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

For more information on Cystic Fibrosis, visit: http://www.cysticfibrosis.org.au