Krazy Kosci Klimb 2017
Published on: 21 February, 2017
Surgical Specialties are proud to support the Cerebral Palsy Alliance again in 2017, participating in the Krazy Kosci Klimb. Phillip Cox, Donna Brunning, Emily Benson and Niki Arevalo supported Team Tim, helping Tim and his family reach the top of Mount Kosciusko.
The Krazy Kosci Klimb is an empowering challenge event for young people living with cerebral palsy or other disability. Open to people from the age of 12, the event is centred on twenty lead participants, each assisted by their support teams, walking the summit track from Charlotte Pass to the top of Mount Kosciuszko.
They are however, not the only people to have benefited from this event. Krazy Kosci Klimb has raised over $420,000 providing essential funding for the Accessible Gym and Sports program at Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
For people with cerebral palsy, regular physical activity can mean the difference between living independently and having to rely on a carer. This program provides supported access to appropriate exercise equipment and programs to maximise their health. The people who participate in this program engage in an inclusive community activity, where they meet new friends, increase their independence and self-esteem and can proudly to share their achievements with families and friends.
Currently over 200 adults and young people with a disability use the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Allambie Heights gym on a regular basis. Another 50 utilise the gym through their supported sports programs.