5 Extreme Challenges That Have Raised Money for Cystic Fibrosis


Fundraising is important to cystic fibrosis organizations like the U.K.’s Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The money helps support research into new therapies and possible cures, along with offering services to cystic fibrosis sufferers. There are many different types of fundraising events that appeal to the masses but some people want to really challenge themselves. To appeal to this group of thrill-seekers, non-profits need to up their game.

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Over the years, the CF Trust has come up with amazing events which are not for the faint of heart: muddy obstacle courses that can bring a grown man to tears; a trek up beautiful Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa; a climb up Ben Nevis, a.k.a. Scotland’s tallest mountain; an ultra-marathon; or braving the sea off the Cornish coast to swim a mile. These are all great fundraising options for those who want a little more action than a 5km run or walk. You can find information about all of the CF Trust’s current fundraising events here.

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