Long walk to raise funds for asthma care
Keith Munday will walk 288 km over 12 days and tomorrow on World Asthma Day, he is arriving in Pinjarra having already walked 25km on his quest to bring attention to asthma and the dangers associated with the condition.
In 2016, Mr Munday’s daughter Fallon died suddenly. She had only suffered mild asthma and Mr Munday said he had no idea of the repercussions of the condition.
“We never realised how important it is to use your preventative medication, until it was too late.”
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing, roughly 400 Australians die every year from asthma, with over 50% being preventable.
Across Western Australia it is also recorded that one in nine actually have the disease.
With an aim of not only toping his previous fundraising amount of over $9,000, Keith hopes to increase the awareness of asthma and its symptoms, as well as the risks of poor management and environmental factors.
“It is so important for every to learn more about asthma and its repercussions.” stated Keith, whose daughter passed away just days before her twenty-first birthday.
“Fallon only mildly suffered and we had no idea it could be fatal for her. Using your preventative medication is so important and we had no idea until it was too late.”
Asthma WA stands as Western Australia’s community leader in asthma advice, support, and research to help West Australians breathe easier.
For more information, head to www.facebook.com/AugustaAsthmaAdventure/ or www.gofundme.com/AugustaAsthmaAdventure to donate.