Walk for Hirschsprung’s Disease
September is Hirschsprung’s Disease awareness month! What better way to raise some money for Bowel Group for Kids Australia (BGK) than to have a walk followed by a sausage sizzle.
The Bowel Group for Kids (BGK) is the leading community-funded organisation in Australia dedicated to providing educational and emotional support to families of children born with Hirschsprung’s disease, imperforate anus and associated conditions. The BGK provides strategies and support to assist in improving the quality of life for young people living with a congenital bowel disorder.
The Bowel Group for Kids is a registered charity no. CFN 12693
This is a congenital disease where the ganglion cells in certain parts of the bowel don’t work and requires surgery most of the time.
Former Olympic champion and sports presenter Duncan Armstrong OAM will be attending to share his journey with Hirschsprung’s. This will be a great story to get out there to raise awareness for this rare disease.
We will be meeting at Hollindale Park, MacArthur Parade Southport (south side of the Southport Surf Club). From this location we will commence a walk (approximately 5km) up to Cavill Avenue mall and back.
We will then have a BBQ/sausage sizzle at Hollindale Park.
There will be a raffle which you can purchase tickets to with all proceeds going to BGK.
Face painting (free).
Cupcake stall to raise money for BGK.
Olympian, sports presenter and public speaker Duncan Armstrong will be attending the walk and will be giving a small talk on his journey with Hirschsprung’s Disease. Duncan is a patron of BGK and passionate about raising money and awareness for this cause.
It will also be a great time to meet and chat with everyone.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Please tell your friends and family.
The cost will be $10 for adults $5 for kids 5 and up
For more information contact Catherine on 0435 356 436.
Purchase tickets here.