CFSA Events

There are many ways you can have fun while supporting Cystic Fibrosis. CFSA holds a variety of fundraising events throughout the year, they are as listed below. We also have many wonderful supporters who organise community fundraising events. We invite you to participate in any way you choose, please contact the office for dates and more information.

Individuals or businesses who may be interested in sponsoring or donating to any of the below events are encouraged to contact CFSA for more information.

Upcoming Events

DImity's March to May Marathon

This March, Cystic Fibrosis South Australia is challenging you to take the fight to lung disease by running the distance of a marathon at your own pace. To help you along this journey, you’re encouraged to set a fundraising goal and ask your family, friends and colleagues to support your activity.

Lung Disease is an unwelcome enemy the majority of people living with Cystic Fibrosis will have to face during their lives. In conjunction with medical treatment, taking part in regular exercise that increases breathing and heart rate, like running, has been shown to have amazing effects on people living with Cystic Fibrosis.

Unlike traditional marathons, you don’t need to have superhuman fitness to enter the MarchtoMay challenge, you just need to be able to run just under 500m a day. Using the free fitness devices like Strava or Mapmyfitness, you can keep track, publish and share the distance you’ve covered on your personalised fundraising page in real-time.

History of the MarchtoMay Marathon

MarchtoMay was inspired by Dimity Bullen-Nicholas’ journey from self-proclaimed couch-potato to a regular marathon competitor. Dimity was like many Cystic Fibrosis sufferers, inactive, constantly tired and lacking energy, until she heard about the benefits regular physical activity could have on her condition.

Starting off, Dimity was limited by exhaustion and fatigue, only able to jog a few minutes session. But as time went on, Dimity gradually felt more and more energised with each run, and noticed the improvements spilling over to her daily life. Spurred by these effects, Dimity has changed her life by committing to regular exercise. Along with this new energy, Dimity credits regular exercise for her increased lung function, immunity, and improved recovery time.

It’s because of these changes which are allowing her to live her life the way she wants, that MarchtoMay was created. Dimity hopes that this campaign allows other others living with Cystic Fibrosis to experience the same benefits that she has.

On 23rd February we'll launch the March to May Marathon, details for registration will be provided soon.  You'll register with Strava, recive a Fundraising page and you'll be set to go.  Everyone who raises at least $30 will recieve an engraved medal and invitation to our end of Marathon celebration.  

To accept DImity and Callum's challenge - join the MarchtoMay Marathon here:

https://everydayhero.com.au/event/marchtomaymarathon

The MMM is free to join, to reiceve a particiaption medal you must raise $50 ($25 for children), to recieve a MMM T-Shirt you must raise $100 (Chidlren $50).  Link your fitness app to your Every Day Hero page or enter your workouts manually so that we can keep track of your distance. 

Key Dates:

Launch 23 Febraury at 2pm

Start 1st March 

Finish 31 May

Celebration 2 June 

Badge Day 

On 6 April we are conducting a Badge day in the city, if you would like to volunteer to help, contact Robyn Craig in the CFSA Office on 8221 5595 or r.craig@cfsa.org.au 

Breakfast to Launch CF Awareness Month

On Tuesday 1st May we launch CF Awareness Month with Breakfast at the Royal Coach Motor Inn.  Guest Speakers Gerry Kandalaars MP (retd) and Stacy Thomas, CEO Fay Fuller Foundation.  Tickets will be available soon from our website or office.

Breakfast Tuesday 1 May 2018

7am for 7.15 start - to 9am 

Tickets: $40 tables of 8

AGM 

Tuesday 8 May at the South West Community Centre on Sturt Street. - 7pm. 

65 Roses Day 

On Friday 25 May we'll be selling fresh roses, our goal is to sell 1000 roses.  If you can help by pre-ordering roses for your workplace, family or friends or can help with rose wrapping on the 24th of May and selling on the 25th, pease get in touch with Robyn Craig in the CFSA Office 8221 5595 or r.craig@csa.org.au 

Santa Shuffle 

We are thinking about holding the Santa Shuffle this year on 29 July...stay tuned for more information as we develop the plan for this fun event. 

Donlan Lawyers 65 Roses Ball 

Save the date for the 2018 Donlan Lawyers 65 roses Ball 

August 18 at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre 7pm to 11pm. 

Great Strides for CF

23 September Great Strides for CF - Barossa Valley

28 October Great Strides for CF - Strathalbyn

4 November Great Strides for CF - Semaphore

Registration will open for Great Strides 2018 Serries in 

Past Events 

Twilight Handmade Market 

On Friday February 9 from 4pm to 9pm in Whitmore Square we held the first CFSA Twilight Market, thanks to our stall holders, volunteers and guests for making it a fun night. Thanks also to Tanja from the City of Adelaide Splash Adelaide team for all of her help. 

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Some of our stalls:

The Gourmet Entertainer

My Beautiful Moon Jewellery

Toodles Treats

Fox hollw Woods

James Fitzroy Photography

Green Elephant Coffee

EverCream 

Spice Girlz

Cheekie Wine Charms

Suculents

Diggity's Dogs

Henna Tatoos 

 

Thanks to the following Community Fundraising Events 2017

Our generous supporters in the South Australian community run many community fundraisers throughout the year.  CFSA would like to sincerely thank all of you for helping to promote and fundraise for Cystic Fibrosis!!

In particular, we would like to thank:Community Furndraisers:

Australia Day Breakfast by Rob and Margaret Anderson (grandparents) from Team Macie raised $1200 and Macie's Ride, a motor bike ride and family day organised by Gary & Deb Parker (grandparents) once again was hugely successful raising $10000 for CF!!  

David and Denise Reynolds held a joint 50th birthday and raised $5000 for CFSA .

David McOmish (Grandparent) held a successful Charity Golf Day raising ofr $8000

Isobel Cavallo (7yrs) and her cousin Mia raised $40 at a food stall outside of Isobel's house. 

Guy Cala donated toys from his annual Toy Run.

Michale Rossiter (CF) and Adelaide Uni Soccer Club Blacks Div 3 raised $1600 for CFSA at a soccer match fundraiser.

Taylor Winstanley (CF) held a bake sale at work and sold CFSA Merchandise, raising $168.50

Sam Morris raised over $480 by selling merchandise at the wedding of Simon Horwood (CF) 

Hayley Pritchard (Parent) and Our Raquett Club and Fitness rasied $488 at a morning tea and raffle, and thanks to Allen Jewellers for donating a bracelet to the raffle, Lee Dalzell, The Hamper Fairy and the Club. 

Susan Strides 4CF - Grandparent Susan Gascoine walked from Murray Bridge to Adelaide via Victor Harbor and Fleurieu Peninsular (450 k's) during March and April raising $15000 for Cystic Fibrosis SA and Cure4CF.

Simon Reichelt, Matt Stead and Team 51 for promoting CF awareness and selling CF merchandise at their car races during May and this year raising over $4000 through Everyday Hero.

Mandy Lowe & Rachel Smart (parent) for promoting CF awareness during the month of May and raising over $3500 through Everyday Hero. These two have also organised a quiz night on Friday 26th May to raise further funds for CF!

Jason Harris from Scammell Auctions who held a very successful "Evening of Antiques Excellence" event late last year and donated $4700 to Cystic Fibrosis, thank you Jason for this generous donation and also thanks to Michael Pratt and Greg Bickford owners of the Adelaide Antique fair and Lance Vater of Vater Corp who sponsored the dinner. 

Windsor Gardens B-12 school who raised $324.70 at a Crazy Hair Day. 

LeFevre High School and Morgan (step sister) for organising a coin line which raised $270.

St Michael's Lutheran School in Hahndorf who held a casual ay and erasied $520 for CF.