Fundrais­ing day that will be good for your health too

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A WOMAN whose daugh­ter has cys­tic fi­bro­sis is help­ing to im­prove treat­ment for the con­di­tion by or­gan­is­ing a fun day.

Gemma Cochrane, 34, from Ger­rards Cross, has a four-year-old daugh­ter, called Mil­lie.

The fun day is in Penn Street Vil­lage on Sun­day and in­cludes a 5km run, a fancy dress contest and a Zum­bat­hon.

Money raised from the event will go to the Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis Trust, which funds re­search into treat­ment for the con­di­tion.

Ms Cochrane said: “I am greatly en­cour­aged by the re­search that the Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis Trust funds, look­ing at how to help those with lung dam­age in par­tic­u­lar.

“We are also very grate­ful for their support gen­er­ally, and es­pe­cially when we were given Mil­lie’s di­ag­no­sis. She was less than a month old, and we had to come to terms with the re­lent­less daily treat­ments re­quired just to main­tain her health.

“I thought it would be ap­pro­pri­ate to cre­ate a fundraiser fo­cus­ing on ex­er­cises and keep­ing fit to stay healthy.”

The event runs all day on Sun­day. For more in­for­ma­tion on how to get in­volved in the ac­tiv­i­ties, go to www.gothe­ex­tramile­forcf. co.uk/penn-street-vil­lage­fundraiser-day.

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