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Pioneer Credit ready to Spring To It

June 12, 2018

                                           

 

The Pioneer team enjoyed a special visit from a very important little guest, as they announced the latest SFSuper Series event – The Big Feet & Little Feet Spring To It Fun Run.

Kate Page and her 11-month-old baby daughter Matilda Page together with Matilda’s loving grandmother Jill Bowman, attended the launch to share their Sanfilippo story and introduce Matilda – the youngest known child in the country to be diagnosed with this catastrophic condition.

 

Pioneer team members and their families will come together to pound the pavement at the Spring To It event on 2nd September to help raise much-needed research dollars.

 

“We all loved meeting the beautiful Matilda and we were incredibly moved by Kate’s courage to share her story. Our team and their families can’t wait to lace up their sneakers and get involved in the Spring to It Fun Run to raise vital funds to help Tilly and others with Sanfilippo Syndrome,” said Pioneer Credit Managing Director, Keith John.

 

This is a fantastic event for the SFSuper Series and the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation, according to the SFSuper Series Relationship Manager, Jo Bilous.

 

“We are thrilled to have Pioneer Credit take on this challenge. It’s not the hardest or longest run in Western Australia but it is a run we think is achievable for everyone. Last year the Pioneer Sydney team joined us for our Big Feet and Little Feet event and had great fun. Our events have historically been on the east coast, so we are super excited to see the launch of our Series in WA,” Ms Bilous said.


The SFSuper Series has been a great success for the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation, raising $650,000 to date.

 

“Our goal in 2018 is to take that total to close to $1 million and have at least 450 participants run, cycle, walk, swim and sweat it out all in the name of eradicating Sanfilippo,” said Executive Director of the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation, Megan Donnell.

 

Sanfilippo Syndrome is a rare genetic condition that causes fatal brain damage in children. It’s referred to as a childhood disease as most patients never reach adulthood. Life expectancy for children with Sanfilippo is typically just 12-20 years.

 

The Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation was established by Sydney mother Megan Donnell in 2013 following the shock diagnosis of both her beautiful children, Isla and Jude Donnell with Sanfilippo.

 

Born seemingly healthy, over time the brain gets progressively damaged. Children experience hyperactivity, sleeplessness, dementia, loss of speech and cognitive skills, mental retardation, cardiac issues, seizures, loss of mobility and finally death.

 

The SFSuper Series, supported by Pioneer Credit, will now add the Spring to It Fun Run to its existing line up of events which include the Pub2Pub as part of Big Feet and Little Feet family fun run on 26th August, the Surf Coast Century ultra marathon on 15th September, the Gears & Beers Cycling Festival on 30th September, a 24-hour CrossFit challenge Endure24 on 26-27th October, and the Coogee Island Challenge swim event on 25th November. 

 

For more information on the SF Superseries, visit www.sfsuperseries.com.au, and @SFSuperSeries on Facebook and Instagram. For more information on Pioneer Credit, please see: www.pioneercredit.com.au


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