Race Ya fundraiser helping to shine a light on asthma

Lachlan Cameron, Jayden Maywood, Jack Coutts and Xavier Mason wore the colour blue during Highview COllege’s out of uniform day earlier this month, raising money for this Sunday’s Race Ya Fun Day event.

After the unexpected loss of their beloved son and brother to one of the most common medical conditions in Australia, one local family is bringing the community together for a day of fun, fundraising and education this weekend.

In memory of Ned Cameron, who sadly lost his life to asthma in 2016, the Race Ya Family Fun Day was created as an enjoyable way to raise both awareness and money for The Asthma Foundation.

Founder of the event and mother to Ned, Kristy Lang said the day raised an impressive total of $20,276.84 in its inaugural year in 2018 and has already started its fundraising efforts ahead of the event.

“It was great and we had heaps of support. Highview College had a fundraiser last year, as they have done this year and everyone really got behind it in the community,” she said.

“Last year we had a lot of comments on how you didn’t see a kid with a screen all day which was great.

“Originally we thought about having a fun run event or something like that, but we really wanted to make an event that everyone can be involved in.

“The Asthma Foundation wanted us to be able to also use the money locally, so we’re actually putting it back into education and asthma emergency kits to go into local sporting clubs within our community.”

Kristy said while the money is being put to good use, providing education around the seriousness of asthma is one of the main drives for the event.

All profits from the Race Ya Family Fun Day on Sunday, March 31 will go directly to The Asthma Foundation.

The event kicks off at 10 am until 3 pm at the Maldon Racecourse Reserve on the corner of Bendigo and Lewis Road, Maldon.

For more on this story see Page 3 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, March 26

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