Ready for CoastTrek

Kawana women raise funds for Fred Hol­lows Foun­da­tion

Maroochy Weekly - - NEWS - Jor­gia White jor­gia.white@sc­news.com.au

HELGA Dalla and her team “Are You Ac­ti­vated?” are no strangers to get­ting ac­tive for a good cause.

In just a few weeks, the women will be trekking 30 kilo­me­tres in CoastTrek rais­ing funds for the Fred Hol­lows Foun­da­tion.

The Bud­dina pho­to­jour­nal­ist said the women came to­gether af­ter util­is­ing the same prod­uct which also prompted their team name.

“We’re all us­ing a prod­uct that’s an ‘ac­ti­va­tor’ which means it kick starts your cells,” she said.

“Both Jodie and I have arthri­tis and it’s been the cat­a­lyst to get our health back on track.”

So to cel­e­brate their new-found health, the women have de­cided that they will raise aware­ness by keep mov­ing.

“I’m all about rais­ing funds and aware­ness for any­thing to do with health,” she said.

“Back in 2005, I rode a bike from Cairns to the tip of Aus­tralia for the Fred Hol­lows Foun­da­tion.”

Ms Dalla said so far their train­ing regime isn’t gru­elling but they’ve been do­ing a weekly walk and en­cour­ag­ing other lo­cal women to join them.

“We’re all do­ing what we can to fit in train­ing,” she said.

“It’s a re­ally good thing to do and in a sup­port­ive en­vi­ron­ment and it’s such a good cause.”

So far the team have raised more than $400 for the foun­da­tion, but hope they can dra­mat­i­cally in­crease this fig­ure by the time the event rolls around.

“For me, it’s all about what fills my cup up; it’s about giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity,” she said.

“Fred Hol­lows is the essence of giv­ing the gift of see­ing... it’s some­thing we take for granted.”

To sup­port the team, visit sun­shine.coas­trek.com. au/fundraiser/hel­gadalla.

PHOTO: HELGA DALLA

ON A MISSION: Helga Dalla, Jodie Burridge, Deb Lawrence and Gee Fletcher.

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