Splash out support for cystic fibrosis swim-a-thon


This Saturday (25 February 2017) Moore Stephens’ director Matt Free will get wet—and a bit puffed along the way—for a very good cause.
 
He’s a member of Team Julz, taking part in the 9th annual DA Global & Royal Hotel Camden Macarthur Swim-a-thon raising money for cystic fibrosis research and support.
 
Matt—with Moore Stephens NSW behind him as in years past —takes part in the  fundraising event because he wants CF to stand for ‘Cure Found’, not cystic fibrosis, the life-limiting recessive genetic condition that affects 1 in 2500 Australian babies.
 
Matt swims—and cooks sausages on the poolside BBQ after his laps—to support the 80 people in his community of Macarthur/Wollondilly who live with CF.
 
And he does it because his 17-year-old daughter Julia—captain of Team Julz—is among those 80.
 
Funds raised this year will go to the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation for the purchase of vital medical equipment at both Randwick and Westmead children’s hospitals as well as fund researchers seeking a cure for cystic fibrosis.
 
Moore Stephens has sponsored Team Julz.
 
You can support Matt, Team Julz, the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation and medical researchers by:

  1. sponsoring a Team Julz swimmer online

  2. heading along to Wollondilly Leisure Centre at Picton on Saturday to cheer the swimmers on. Buy a bite to eat at Matt’s sausage sizzle while you’re there

  3. taking the plunge and swimming a few laps yourself, sponsored by friends and family.  Here’s how.

Last year’s swim-a-thon raised more than $135,000.
In the 8 years since the fundraiser started, more than $700,000 has been raised.
 

What does this money do? What difference does it make?

Cystic fibrosis is the most common life-threatening, recessive genetic disease affecting  Australian children.
 
When Julia was born, her life expectancy was around 18. Drugs developed soon after have pushed that to mid 30s – “still way too soon,” says her father. Research advances now mean babies born with CF today can expect to live into their late 50s.
 
The DA Global & Royal Hotel Camden Macarthur Swim-a-thon for Cystic Fibrosis is just one community-focused event Moore Stephens NSW is proud to support. And we want to do our best to make CF stand for ‘cure found’. Join us please.