CYSTIC FIBROSIS

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common, recessive genetically acquired, life-shortening chronic illness affecting young Australians today. 
It primarily affects the lungs and the digestive system, however, it also affects a number of other organs and systems. 
Complications increase with age, requiring ever increasing levels of (self) care and support. There is currently no cure. From birth, a person with CF undergoes constant medical treatments and physiotherapy. Lung failure is the major cause of death for someone with CF.

On average one in 25 people carry the CF gene (most of whom are unaware they are carriers). 

CYSTIC FIBROSIS VICTORIA

Cystic Fibrosis Victoria (CFV) is the peak community not-for-profit organisation working with and for people with CF right across the state. Its mission is to assist everyone affected by CF to be well and live fuller lives. It provides information, support and guidance to people living with CF and their families. It advocates for services and systems that support the CF community and seeks to raise awareness, understanding and funds for services and research. Over 80% of CFV income is from fundraising.

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Most riders can take on a challenge, but few take on the epic ones. Pushing themselves to the limits of their cycling ability. The legend of the Peaks Challenge was born in 2010 when riders first tackled the peaks in Victoria's rugged High Country. Riders were pushed to their limits and beyond, but still rose to the challenge. 

It's not a race – it's much more than that. It's the ultimate personal challenge.

 

Riders attack a 235km long course that includes over 4,000 metres of climbing, ascending Tawonga Gap, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek. The 13 hour time limit making the challenge one of the world's most difficult single day cycling events, on par in difficulty with a European Gran Fondo or a stage of the famous Tour de France.

The PEAKS4CF riders are tackling this demanding challenge to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Victoria.

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PEAKS4CF RIDERS

Click on a rider's photo below to support them and donate to their personal support page.


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Peaks4CF is a non-incorporated, not-for-profit group of amateur cyclists seeking to raise awareness and money for Cystic Fibrosis Victoria. We are tackling the Peaks Challenge in Falls Creek in March 2017. All proceeds from our fundraising efforts will go to Cystic Fibrosis Victoria.

PEAKS4CF is registered with Consumer Affairs Victoria as a not-for-profit fundraising group.

In further support of our relationship with Cystic Fibrosis Victoria, you can read:

 

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