Hike vol­un­teers needed

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health - By SHAN­NAN OSRIN

WOOD­LANDS res­i­dent Michelle Grosse (41) is vol­un­teer­ing and sup­port­ing her nine- year- old asth­matic son Mar­shall in the Free­way Bike Hike for Asthma this week­end.

Asthma Foun­da­tion WA (AFWA) is call­ing for more vol­un­teers to help as­sem­bling race packs and staffing aid and wa­ter sta­tions.

The fam­ily-friendly event on Sun­day, March 22 raises funds for re­s­pi­ra­tory re­search and helps the foun­da­tion fa­cil­i­tate com­mu­nity pro­grams.

Mrs Grosse said she was ex­cited to be a part of the phe­nom­e­nal team. “I can’t imag­ine not be­ing in­volved with the foun­da­tion,” she said.

“On the day, I will be vol­un­teer­ing with my el­dest daugh­ter Tay­lor at the fin­ish line, while my hus­band Ian rides with Mar­shall.”

Mrs Grosse said Mar­shall would like to find a cure so other peo­ple did not have to suf­fer like him.

“He hasn’t had an asthma attack in a while, so he is chuffed with him­self that he can par­tic­i­pate again this year,” she said.

“We are just happy to give back to an or­gan­i­sa­tion that has given us so much and helped Mar­shall.”

Last year Mrs Grosse par­tic­i­pated in the ride with her son.

“It was a big ef­fort for him be­cause he is se­verely asth­matic and to see him reach his goal was bril­liant,” she said.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to be­come a vol­un­teer, reg­is­ter at www.fre­way­bike­hike.com.au.

Pic­ture: Mar­cus Whisson www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au

Asthma Foun­da­tion vol­un­teer Michelle Grosse will sup­port her son Mar­shall dur­ing the Free­way Bike Hike for Asthma. d434666

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