This year's 2012 RAC Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma is shaping up to be the biggest and best event yet! With the introduction of multiple start locations north and south of the river and a fundraising target of $150,000, Perth cyclists are up to the challenge.
The Asthma Foundation WA would like to acknowledge the fundraising efforts of Natalie Sarstedt-McCarthy, who has raised more than $1,600 for the 2012 RAC Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma since the launch of the event last month.
After setting an initial target of $500, Natalie quickly gathered momentum and has been setting her target higher and higher, showing no signs of slowing down.
Having lived with asthma her whole life, Natalie recognises the impact that her asthma has on not only herself, but also on her friends and family and hopes that her fundraising efforts will help to highlight the need for more research into a condition that affects so many in our community.
Currently the number one individual fundraiser for the event, Natalie says she is overwhelmed by the support she has received from her family and social network. Natalie will be participating in the 30km ride finishing at Langley Park on the 18th March.
All money raised by fundraising for the 2012 RAC Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma will go towards funding vital research into asthma and other respiratory conditions, as well as education and training in the WA community to empower those with asthma with information on how to properly manage their condition.
Congratulations and thank you to Natalie and her supporters, it is very much appreciated by those at the Asthma Foundation WA and others in the community living with asthma.
To support Natalie’s amazing efforts, head to her fundraising page at http://fundraise4asthma.org.au/natalie_sarstedtmccarthy_4 and make a donation to her cause.
If you wish to participate in the 2012 Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma, register for the event at www.freewaybikehike.com.au.
To set up your very own fundraising page, head to www.fundraise4asthma.com.au and join Natalie in ensuring that the 225,000 West Australians living with asthma can breathe better in the future.