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Life's A Beach Walk
Thursday 23 February 2012
Life's a Beach Walk is a 700km walk on the NSW Coast from Byron Bay to Sydney. The walk was created by Rachel Klyve to raise awareness of ME/CFS.
About Life's a Beach Walk
Welcome to life's a beach WALK.
Sometimes life is like a beach in delightful ways, and sometimes life is like a b***h!
ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) is a complex, physical illness related to the dysfunction of multiple body systems including the immune, neural, gastro-intestinal, endocrine, and cardiac systems. Symptoms include severe, physical and mental exhaustion, post-exertional malaise, widespread muscle and joint pain, headaches and other characteristic symptoms in a previously healthy and active person. People can be sick for months or for many years, some very severely.
The cause of ME/CFS is still unknown but commonly starts after an acute infection or physical trauma. The key document for diagnosing ME/CFS can be found here. There is currently no definitive treatment of ME/CFS so emphasis is on managing the illness. Research is needed to find answers.
Please help ME/CFS Australia find the cause and treatment of ME/CFS by making a tax deductible donation.
Life's a Beach Walk was created by Rachel Klyve, a Paediatric Nurse who grew up in Sydney and now lives and works in the Northern Rivers of NSW. Rachel recovered from ME/CFS 8 years ago after many years of illness. When Rachel had ME/CFS walking to the letter box was a daily challenge, but now her sights are set on her home town of Sydney. She is walking 700kms because now that she's completely well she can! She has a backpack full of everything a woman needs and the determination to make a (small) difference to many people's lives.
Rachel and the Life's a Beach team will walk from Byron Bay to Sydney along the beach whenever possible, and over headlands and through rivers when it isn't possible!
You can find out more about the Life's a Beach Walk on Rachel's blog:
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