29 May 2017 In the community

Uncle Dave’s ride for a reason

Dave McAdams’ niece Freya was just 6 weeks old when she was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a genetic condition affecting many of the body’s systems, particularly the lungs and digestion. Dave – like us – believes that every child deserves the chance to grow up and make a lifetime of memories, which is why he is riding more than 4,300kms from Perth to Brisbane to raise much needed funds for cystic fibrosis research.

Cystic fibrosis is the most common life threatening condition in Australia, but thanks to the work done by our researchers into respiratory illnesses, the life expectancy of children with cystic fibrosis has doubled in the last 20 years. Today, a child diagnosed with cystic fibrosis could live past the age of 37 – but that is not nearly enough.

Dave will set out on his bike in July, to spend 14 days cycling across Australia raising money for cystic fibrosis, and sick kids like Freya. All funds raised will go to the Children’s Hospital Foundation to help our researchers find faster diagnoses, better treatments and ultimately cures for cystic fibrosis.


We can’t discover the cures and treatment to save kids like Freya without research. And we can’t fund that research without the support of you.

Support Dave’s ride today to help us find a cure for cystic fibrosis so that sick kids can breathe easier, live longer and have more time to laugh, play, learn and reach their full potential.

To support Dave’s ride, visit here.