Best foot forward for health appeal


THEY are heroes who protect us from harm every day.

Next month, teams from WA’s emergency services will be battling for the title of fittest and fastest in the Shadforth Financial Group Step Up for MSWA challenge.

Hundreds of West Australians will be making the 1103-step trek to the top of Central Park. Perth’s tallest building, it has almost double the steps up the Eiffel Tower.

The event, on Sunday, June 18, helps those living with neurological conditions in WA. There are several categories open to the public, including solo, team and a mini-climb for kids (435 stairs or 20 flights).

“It’s fantastic to see the healthy competition between the protective services professionals as they come back year after year to support the cause,” MSWA chief executive Marcus Stafford said.

Last year, Step Up raised more than $141,000.

For the first time, Step Up participants can this year nominate where they would like their fundraising money spent.

It could be multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, acquired brain injury or Huntington’s disease.

To register or to donate, visit

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