Eighty Walk Jervis Bay for Kids

Eighty Walk Jervis Bay for Kids

An enthusiastic group of walkers have once again dusted off their trainers to raise money for CLAN (Caring and Living as Neighbours) by walking 45km around Jervis Bay on October 15 and 16.

The group hopes to build on their 2010 Blue Mountains 6ft track walk success which raised over $20,000. Money raised from the 2011 Jervis Bay endeavour will help to establish family support groups for children living with Nephrotic Syndrome (NS - a chronic kidney disease) and Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI - Brittle Bone Disease) in Vietnam and continue to translate medical texts and information books into the different languages of the countries where CLAN works.

 

“The money raised from this walk will enable CLAN to sponsor education and training
days in Ho Chi Minh City where hundreds of families of children affected by Chronic
Kidney Disease will come together to learn and support each other for the first time.
Our inaugural ‘Kidney Club’ will be held at two of the largest children’s hospitals in Ho
Chi Minh City in November. We have also been asked to help start a Club for children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) at the National Hospital of Pediatrics in Hanoi, and plan to do this in November 2011”, says CLAN’s President Dr Kate Armstrong.

 

“Without the enthusiastic fundraising efforts of our incredible volunteers and the 80

 

Donations for the walk can be made at: www.gofundraise.com.au/page/JervisBayCLAN

CLAN (Caring and Living as Neighbours) is an Australian based, non-government organisation dedicated to the dream that all children living with chronic health conditions in resource-poor countries of the world will enjoy a quality of life on par with that of their neighbours in wealthier countries.

 

For more media information, or for interviews with organisers or participants:
-    Tracey Hawkins Budge for Furry Pig Media on 0414 096 452 or email furrypigmedia@bigpond.com

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