Laura Bagulho, a member of the Administration team at Saward Dawson, was first diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) at 11 weeks old. CF is the most common life-shortening genetic condition affecting young Australians, with 1 in 2500 babies born with CF every year. For the last 26 years Laura and her family have been raising money and awareness for CF.
On 2 March 2013, around 300 people participated in a fundraising event to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research for the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. The aim was for participants to walk 65km each, or create a team to walk 65kms.
Laura put together a team of 17 people that included two other Saward Dawson staff. Called "Three Blind Mice" they walked, and in some cases ran around 500kms in total. Four particularly keen team members completed individual legs of 65kms each by starting, in the dark, at 3 am.
With her unmatched enthusiam for supporting good causes, Laura set about raising financial support from the rest of the team at Saward Dawson. The partners agreed to match staff donations dollar for dollar and, in addition to fundraising support from other friends, "Three Blind Mice" raised a very significant $7,035. Overall, the event raised $75,000.
If you'd like to learn more about CF please visit www.cysticfibrosis.org.au