14 September, 2022– Spring into summer by taking at least 7,646 steps a day across the month of October, and not only will participants feel great, but they will be helping provide families with access to free education and clinical support to improve their health and wellbeing and keep them out of hospital.
The Wheezy Walk is a challenge to take 237,000 steps in the month of October, which represents one step for every person living with asthma in Western Australia and to raise funds through sponsorship, with the money raised going towards improving children’s health and keeping them out of hospital.
An annual event, the Wheezy Walk shines a light on asthma and is Asthma WA’s largest peer to peer fundraising event. “One of the main priorities of this year’s Wheezy Walk is the continued support of our Children’s Asthma Hub service,” says Donna Rendell, CEO, Asthma WA.
“The Children’s Asthma Hub is a free service where our team of experts provide children with a full assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan for their asthma. conveniently located in one central location and accomplished within one appointment’”
“This is a critical service for families, that combines clinical, emotional and practical support and education for families who are impacted by asthma.”
This year, Wheezy Walk welcomes its inaugural Major Sponsor, Northern Star Resources Limited. Through their tremendous support, it gives Asthma WA the opportunity to keep services free and accessible, no matter where consumers live in Western Australia.
“As an organisation, we know how important it is to support our local community. By supporting Asthma WA through the Wheezy Walk, we are encouraging our staff and community to take a healthy step forward as well as bringing forth the crucial need for greater asthma awareness. Our support comes at a time when WA hospitals are struggling with the volume of patients and if we can help Asthma WA to provide early intervention to reduce the burden on frontline health workers by keeping kids out of hospital, plus our staff get fit in the process, that’s not a few steps forward, that is a giant leap.” Northern Star spokesperson.
For more on the Wheezy Walk go to https://wheezywalk.org.au/