As we wrap up Wheezy Walk for another year, we want to thank the 538 participants who walked, sashayed, swam and even danced their way to 30,677,002 steps (yes that’s millions!) to shine a light on asthma.
A huge thanks also to our inaugural Major Sponsor Northern Star Resources Limited, who not only supported us financially but also encouraged their staff to regularly walk and raise additional funds.
It was great to have Pindari WA back for the second year sponsoring the dollar matching day and helping us raise $10,000 in just 24 hours.
Support from so many wonderful WA businesses was also greatly appreciated including donations from Wesfarmers, CODA Minerals and P&N Bank.
Some corporates really got in the Wheezy Walk spirit, like our community partner, VenuesWest who had a team of walkers at HBF Stadium regularly meet to walk, get fit and raise funds. Brooks Hire also engaged staff with several “wear athleisurewear to work” days and our friends at Multiplex and Sonic HealthPlus joined corporate forces to double their impact raising another $10,000.
Participating corporates agreed Wheezy Walk is a great way to engage staff in health and well-being in the workplace. Having a daily goal and tracking your progress entrenches healthy behaviour change across an entire month whilst also giving back to your community through fundraising.
With the combined generosity, fitness finesse, dedication and support of our West Australian community, we reached our Wheezy Walk target of $100,000 and without a doubt made every breath count in October. These funds will help us to provide free services like our newly launched lung function testing and keep kids and adults out of hospitals.
We look forward to an even bigger and better Wheezy Walk in 2023!