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Doin’ it Tough for Cystic Fibrosis with Tough Mudder

Posted 24 Jul '15

This September The Empire crew and some silly willing friends of the Empire will be running the course of Tough Mudder!

For those of you that don’t know, Tough Mudder is an 18-20km obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit. Tough Mudder puts camaraderie over finisher rankings and is not a timed race but a team challenge that allows participants to experience exhilarating obstacles, oh and A LOT of mud! To get an idea of what we’re talking about you can view the vid here.

So why would we want to do this to our poor accountant physiques? Not only to push ourselves as a team but to raise money for a cause that we believe worthy of the 18km of pain – Cystic Fibrosis awareness.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a genetic illness and people with CF have trouble breathing and getting nutrients from food. It affects a number of organs in the body, especially the lungs and pancreas where repeated infections and blockages can cause irreversible lung damage and even death.

The life expectancy of a person with CF is only 38, making it crucial for patients to get the essential services they need to ensure they are able to lead reasonably normal and productive lives. At present CF is the most common life threatening, recessive genetic condition affecting Australian children. More than a million people carry the CF gene (nationally that’s 1 in 25 Australians).

Cystic Fibrosis Queensland work tirelessly to fund scientists to find a cure for this genetic disease and this is where we need your help.

In exchange for footage of The Empire team absolutely eating it at Tough Mudder (if you know anything about Beth & Kate’s co-ordination you know this is true). You can help us raise $1000 for Cystic Fibrosis that will specifically contribute to:

  • Loaning patients expensive medical equipment to improve their quality of life
  • Helping support families who receive shocking knowledge that they will have a baby with CF
  • Providing educational webinars for families living with CF across Australia
  • Providing Boredom Buster Bags to sick children in hospital
  • Providing accommodation for families who have to make frequent visits to hospitals for treatment

If you are an Empire fan show us & Cystic Fibrosis Queensland support by donating to our fundraising page, whether it’s $5 or $50 – Every little bit helps!

Thank you!

The Empire Accountants team

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