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Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk Oct 2019

Event: Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
Date: Sunday 20 October 2019
Time: 9am to 11am
Weather: Overcast then sunny

Gascan TI27120 (Andy)
Blowie01 TA6204 (Michael)
Darth Craw TK9697 (MIchael W)
Lady Womp Rat ID29697 (Jan)

The four troopers reported for duty under leaden skies at approximately 9am, to attend the annual Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne. This event raises awareness of and funds for those living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), and is the charity’s largest fundraising event. We cheered participants on as they set off to complete one or more of four events: the kids’ 500 metre dash, 4 km, 8km and 21 km runs/walks. It was our honour and privilege to help confer medallions upon participants as they finished their run/walk, or hand them a mandarin or a refreshing cup of water as they staggered past the finishing line. The weather improved (naturally) once the events had ended, and we mingled with civilians, posing for photos and generally chilling out. We met Dani from The Block, who with partner Dan (foreman on the current series of The Block) is a CF Ambassador. This event was my (Lady Womp Rat’s) first troop, and according to Andy, I was accorded the honour of writing the troop report, so I hope I have discharged this duty satisfactorily.

Casualties: None
Injuries: None
Happy People: Mostly
Unhappy People: A few younglings who found the armour intimidating and cried
Mission status: Completed

Links to images below (couldn’t figure out how to make images appear as photos, so using Flickr):

Statistics: Posted by Lady Womp Rat — Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:52 am — Replies 0 — Views 23

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