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We are proud to support the 2015 Flying for kids with cystic fibrosis challenge; helping to raise money for The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
The challenge involves Aussie father Matthias Fuchs flying 170,000km (almost halfway to the moon!) by taking 16 consecutive long haul flights around the world.
It might sound exciting and glamorous but before you get jealous of his round the world itinerary, there’s 1 major catch. Matthias doesn’t get to leave the airport he is flying to.
So for 12 days straight, he will only see the inside of an aeroplane and the inside of airports. Over 200 hours in the air – that’s a lot of time to catch up on your favourite TV shows!
Here's a quick look at his flight plans:
About the cause
Cystic Fibrosis is the most common life threatening genetic condition in Australia. It attacks the body’s respiratory and digestive systems. Matthias’ daughter Kristen has cystic fibrosis so it is a cause close to his heart and he has been raising money for research for years. This is his largest flying challenge so far.
Thumbs up to Qantas for donating the flights, see the other great thing about this fundraising effort is that since there are no overheads, every dollar raised will go to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
Matthias’ journey started a couple of days ago and the last we heard, he has just arrived back in Sydney from LAX airport. You can keep up to date on his travels on his twitter page https://twitter.com/Fly4Kristen
You can get involved in this fantastic cause by donating, or even simply by sharing this blog and our posts on our Facebook page and twitter to help raise awareness of the cause.
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