Ready for CoastTrek
Kawana women raise funds for Fred Hollows Foundation
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.
ON A MISSION: Helga Dalla, Jodie Burridge, Deb Lawrence and Gee Fletcher.