Qantas Flying Marathon For Kids With Cystic Fibrosis

On 2 November, 2015 Matthias Fuchs will begin a flying marathon to raise money and awareness for cystic fibrosis.

Qantas-Flying-Marathon-For-Kids-With-Cystic-Fibrosis-(1).jpgMatthias' 13-year-old daughter Kristen has cystic fibrosis and Matthias has been raising funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Unit at the Westmead Children's Hospital for many years.

He will be spending almost 200 hours in the air, travelling 167,000km, the trip will include six Pacific Ocean crossings and four Indian Ocean crossings. He will take just carry-on luggage and for 12 consecutive days will eat, sleep, live and breathe on planes.

There are over 70,000 people living with Cystic Fibrosis worldwide and approximately 1,000 new cases diagnosed each year.

Cystic Fibrosis is the most common life threatening genetic condition in Australia. It affects many of the body's systems, including lungs and digestion. Improved medication and treatments have seen life expectancy extend considerably.

Sadly Mark Webb's son, Saxon has recently passed away from this terrible disease and our thoughts are with him and the family.

Komatsu Australia is proud to support the Cystic Fibrosis charity and we encourage you to sponsor Matthias Fuchs just click here and support this cause!