NAPSA branches battle for Cystic Fibrosis Australia


NAPSA has kicked off its annual Charity Cup campaign, with all 18 branches of the pharmacy students’ association coming together to raise funds and awareness for this year’s chosen charity: Cystic Fibrosis Australia.

Running from 1 April to 15 May, each University will hold events, raffles, barbecues and a range of other initiatives to show NAPSA’s support for people with cystic fibrosis: trivia nights, bake sales, The Australian Running Festival and many more are in the works.

“Cystic fibrosis Australia holds a place dear to each NAPSA member’s heart, as one of our own members, Morgan Gollan, who just graduated pharmacy, is doing amazing battling Cystic Fibrosis every day,” says pharmacy awareness chair Sandra Minas.

When asked about how NAPSA supporting CFA makes her feel, Gollan said that she has fought the illness for 25 years.

“It’s always been myself, my family, my close friends and my medical team,” Gollan says. “It’s been lonely, and a struggle for outsiders to see what a constant battle CF really is.

“This year with the help of NAPSA I feel like our army of people fighting CF has grown exponentially.

“When CF is cured it’s an exciting feeling to think that NAPSA played a part in that.”

The Charity Cup began eight years ago with each NAPSA branch competing to raise the most money per member for the chosen charity.

To contribute to NAPSA’s efforts, go here or to contribute to the efforts of a specific branch, contact pharmacy.awareness@napsa.org.au.

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