For every barrow wristwatch purchased, we’ll donate $5 to life-extending research that is helping give the gift of time to people living with cystic fibrosis or gastrointestinal cancer. Learn more about the charities below.
Every four days, a baby is born in Australia with cystic fibrosis. There is no cure. When a person has the genetically-inherited disease, a sticky mucus clogs their lungs and digestive system which makes it hard for them to breathe and digest food. From birth, every day is a battle.
We’re donating to Cystic Fibrosis Australia (CFA), the peak consumer body for people living with cystic fibrosis. They focus on collaborative programs, research, funding, partnerships and advocacy. CFA is striving to extend life expectancy from 37 to 50 years old by 2025.
We want to help them get there so that kids like our adorable nephew, Peter James, can live a longer, healthier life.
CYSTIC FIBROSIS AUSTRALIA
GI CANCER INSTITUTE
GASTROINTESTINAL (GI) CANCER
Cancer is a big, frightening beast. But we’ve chosen to focus our fund-raising efforts on GI cancer in honour of Daniel’s mother, Nina Felice, who lost her battle with GI cancer in 2004.
GI cancer is the name given to the group of cancers affecting the digestive system, including the anus, bowel, gallbladder, liver, oesophagus, pancreas, small intestine and stomach. Each year, more than 28,000 Australians are diagnosed with GI cancer and 35 Australians die of it each day. It is the most common form of cancer, affecting both men and women. The
Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG) and the GI Cancer Institute run clinical trials as well as raise funds for GI cancer to help improve the health and quality of life for patients.