Lung Health the winner in 24 hour bike marathon in Cowaramup
LIWA was the charity partner of unique bike race called Delirium which was held in April in the south west town of Cowaramup. The event saw riders race continuously over 24 hours around a 2km circuit in the town.
Part of the proceeds raised through the event were donated to LIWA to support its lung health activities.
To help promote the lung health message LIWA also offered free lung tests to everyone attending the event. These tests can indicate whether there may be early signs of lung disease present. Early diagnosis of lung conditions such as COPD can greatly improve the long term outcomes of the disease.
Delirium organiser Brendon Morrison said the event had involved the whole community with a number of local teams getting involved. In addition to the bike race, a wide range of fun activities were held in the town over the course of the event.
This included a community walk led by parliamentarians Barry House and Troy Buswell around the course on Saturday morning before the event commenced.
The lung testing that took place was supported by the former member for Vasse, Barry Blaikie, who suffers from COPD himself and is working closely with LIWA to promote importance of lung testing.