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Walking 4 Air

Walking 4 Air

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Thank you so much for clicking on the link and getting this far… your sponsorship will make a difference in the life of a child living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).  There is currently no cure.

My inspiration is Emma Walker and I will be hiking to honour this brave, young woman who fought the effects of Cystic Fibrosis with such determination and bravery.  We met one morning in primary school and we became inseparable from that point on.  She was a daughter, a sister and she was my bestest friend!  She showed me how to laugh but more importantly, she showed me how to live.  Sadly, Emma passed away on the 18th May 1998. She was 22 years old.

Although I am an avid hiker and have been hiking for years, this epic adventure promises to be a personal challenge and it is something I feel I could do to make a difference in the lives of those living with CF and in turn honour my best friends memory and honour her incredible family who showed her so much love and support during her time here on earth.

I will share this incredible journey up the mountain with one of my dear friends, Donna McTaggart, and we will be departing for Tanzania on 6th July 2012 with our summit attempt starting on the morning of 8th July 2012 and we will be going up via the the Machame Route.

I am funding this trip myself and all money donated here will go to the South African Cystic Fibrosis Trust to help support kids and families living with CF and most importantly towards research in hope of finding a cure.

I have chosen a goal of R19,341.  Mount Kilimanjaro is 19,340 feet high and I hope to raise money for each foot I walk on this mountain plus one more for luck!  This, however, is not my limit. As most people who know me know, I believe nothing is impossible and I hope you will help me smash my goal and reach for the sky… !

If you would like to stay updated with this incredible journey that will lead us to Kili, please do follow my blog Walking4Air http://walking4air.wordpress.com/ where I will post pictures of what we doing, updates on where we going and all the fun we are having getting fit! You too can find out about Emma as I share memories of her along the way. So please do keep checking back and see how we are doing.

Please feel free to share this page with your friends, family and work colleagues.  You do not need to know me or have known Emma personally to make a difference.  It is my hope to make people more aware of this illness and to raise much needed funds, to give those suffering a better chance and MORE importantly HOPE, so that they too can lead as normal as possible lives and enjoy longevity as you and I can.

Simply click on the “DONATE NOW” button on the right hand side of this page to make a secure online payment.  All credit cards are accepted, no matter what country you live in and if you don’t have a credit card then an EFT will work too.  No amount is too big or too small.  Please note that donations must be entered in South African Rand.  To make it easier for those living overseas there is a “Conversion Calculator” button, which will convert the amount you wish to donate in your currency into South African Rands.  All you need to do then is enter the South African Rand amount. All credit cards will be billed in your local currency.

Thank you for helping me make each breath a little easier for those living with CF.

My gratitude knows no words big enough!

 

Much love, Lara

Breath of Life ~ Walking 4 Air: Taking steps to turn CF into CURE FOUND!

Donations

  • Aug 01, 2012 - R 150.00
  • "Well done Lara - your heart is always in the right place!" - Glen & Tracy Dale

  • Jul 26, 2012 - R 200.00
  • "Well done on your adventures! ;-)" - Amina

  • Jul 12, 2012 - R 200.00
  • "Good Luck Girls! Awesome Effort." - Desiree Inderlal

  • Jul 06, 2012 - R 100.00
  • "Have an awesome enjoyable trip. Make the most of it. Will be thinking of you. God bless you all the way. xx" - Anonymous

  • Jul 06, 2012 - R 100.00
  • "well I suppose its now or never! onward and upwards:) 5895" - donna carol

  • Jul 05, 2012 - R 100.00
  • "You go girl" - Eugene Skoberla

  • Jul 05, 2012 - R 520.00
  • "Best of luck Lara, I'm sure you're going to have a wonderful time, and what an experience !!! :)" - Jacqui Armstrong

  • Jul 05, 2012 - R 150.07
  • "Best of Luck" - Jim and Lameez

  • Jul 05, 2012 - R 200.00
  • "Good Luck girls... " - Lorraine and Jannie Groenewald

  • Jul 05, 2012 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck ladies :)" - Mark McTaggart

  • Jul 05, 2012 - R 200.00
  • "Loving you Loads" - Charlies Angels Dinner Club

  • Jul 05, 2012 - R 200.00
  • "Lara and Donna, for your beautiful loving nature... and caring for others... we support you and your cause all the way... best of luck climbing that mountain. Loving you all the way to the top. :-)" - Ursula and Johan van Huyssteen

  • Jul 05, 2012 - R 1 000.00
  • "With love from the Charlies Angels Dinner Club Fund - to Angel No2... you rock... We celebrate your success and support you all the way... Love Ang1l and Ang3l" - Charlies Angels Dinner Club

  • Jul 04, 2012 - R 100.00
  • "Enjoy the experience and all the best to both of you!" - Anne Nessworthy

  • Jul 04, 2012 - R 300.00
  • "Hey Lara and Donna, Go for it! Enjoy the experience, and give each other a kiss on top of the mountain, from me." - Patrick Naidoo

  • Jul 04, 2012 - R 550.00
  • "Wishing you all the best in your pursuit of achieving awareness for CF." - Spur Staff

  • Jul 03, 2012 - R 200.00
  • "May your climb be a wonderful experience for a wonderful cause." - Robyn Brice

  • Jul 02, 2012 - R 2 000.00
  • "All the best for your trip! " - Spur Group (Pty) Ltd

  • Jun 29, 2012 - R 20.00
  • "Good luck Lara and Donna - wonderful what you are doing!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 27, 2012 - R 500.00
  • "What an amazing way to honour your bestest friend. will be following your journey, and you will be in my thoughts all the way. You go girl!" - AS

  • Jun 27, 2012 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck Lara! So proud of you! See you soon xx" - Ian & Silke Kirkland

  • Jun 26, 2012 - R 250.00
  • "To a very special friend Lar, wishing you all the luck in the world as you embark on this wonderful adventure - with you all the way. Lotsa love Dave & Margi xx" - Dave and Margi Sawyer

  • Jun 25, 2012 - R 250.00
  • "Good luck, and enjoy the climb!" - Ciro

  • Jun 19, 2012 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck Lara , i wish you all the best and please take care as our Boss will be lost without you ! " - Justin

  • Jun 18, 2012 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck girls. Emma will be with you every step you take." - Kathy and Ivor Hinrichsen

  • Jun 18, 2012 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck girls." - Wendy Seward

  • Jun 08, 2012 - R 300.00
  • "Cheering you onwards and upwards buddykins! Will be here cheering you on till that very last step brings you both to the bottom of that mountain and homewards again...ready for the next adventure!" - Your biggest fan - always!!

  • May 29, 2012 - R 500.00
  • "Good luck girls, major courageous feat" - Claire McTaggart

  • May 24, 2012 - R 200.00
  • "For the daughter I wish I had & the amazing parents who are raising her!" - The Houghton's

  • May 21, 2012 - R 1 000.00
  • "SACFTr is an amazing charity to support - all the very best" - Anonymous

  • May 18, 2012 - R 500.00
  • "On behalf of our phenomenal niece/cousin. " - The Cottams

  • May 17, 2012 - R 200.00
  • "It is never enough, but every little helps. For my granddaughter Dale." - Mike Mossop

  • May 17, 2012 - R 200.00
  • "For my brother!" - Benita Olivier

  • May 17, 2012 - R 500.00
  • "Best of luck!" - Anonymous

  • May 17, 2012 - R 100.00
  • "I know a very brave girl, Dale, who suffers from CF and I donate this in her honour." - Lyn

  • May 17, 2012 - R 2 000.00
  • "From the Pepler's - Who have raised an amazing young woman with CF." - The Pepler's

  • May 11, 2012 - R 200.00
  • "My Dear Sweet Lara, all the very best 4 ur trip, be safe & njoy. U r 1 Amazing Chick!! Luv loads" - Lucille (Benjamin) Solomon

  • Apr 23, 2012 - R 193.41
  • "What an incredible thing to do for others like your special friend Emma. Good luck!" - Catherine

  • Apr 22, 2012 - R 200.00
  • "In memory of Timothy (Peanut) Hutton. Much love to the Hutton Family." - Cheryl Dix

  • Apr 21, 2012 - R 214.11
  • "In memory of little Timothy "Peanut" Hutton. 21st April 2011." - The Leech Family

  • Apr 21, 2012 - R 1 000.00
  • "From Staff Adult CF Unit JHB Hospital" - Staff Adult CF unit JHB Hospital

  • Apr 11, 2012 - R 300.00
  • "Well done on doing something constructive and positive about something destructive like CF. Have lots of fun on the trek and make it back safely." - Sabine

  • Apr 05, 2012 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck!" - Anonymous

  • Mar 29, 2012 - R 100.00
  • "All the best, Lara! I think you're a wonderful & amazing person and my only wish is for you to get home safe & sound!" - Danette Linde

  • Mar 28, 2012 - R 100.00
  • "You are an inspiration to us all! I will always look up to you for your positive attitude and your incredible spirit!" - Jessica Martin

  • Mar 28, 2012 - R 200.00
  • "Bring us back a pic of the Spur Flag on top of Kilimanjaro!!" - Sacha

  • Mar 28, 2012 - R 500.00
  • "good luck!" - kevin robertson

  • Mar 28, 2012 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck! " - Marlize

  • Mar 26, 2012 - R 200.00
  • "Today is my mom’s birthday and instead of a gift she has asked me to rather donate the money I would spend on her in memory of Emma. Huge thanks mom & happy birthday, may it be full of blessings!" - Lara

  • Mar 23, 2012 - R 1 000.00
  • "We wish you every success on your trek. Thanks for keeping Emma's memory alive." - Emma's Mum and Dad

  • Mar 22, 2012 - R 193.41
  • "What an amazing experience! Good luck, Lara x" - Tracy Street

  • Mar 22, 2012 - R 500.00
  • "you are completely mad! good luck. i know it will be a fantastic experience." - nelmaré

  • Mar 20, 2012 - R 200.00
  • "Good luck you will do it :)" - Rodger

  • Mar 19, 2012 - R 200.00
  • "You are such an inspiration Lara! All the best Girl, will be following you all the way:)" - Odette & Jonie

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 20 191.00

Fundraising target

R 19 341.00
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