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August 2019 1 AU: 1300 798 768 | NZ: 0800 22 4376 | nonprofits@everydayhero.com.au | www.blackbaud.com.au CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT Team CatWalk Stands Strong in First Auckland Marathon Event Team CatWalk fundraisers participated in New Zealand's Auckland Marathon 2018 to raise much-needed funds for spinal cord injury sufferers. This first-year initiative skyrocketed past Major Community Event benchmarks, setting a new standard for years to come. Team CatWalk Stands Strong for Those Who Can't Committed to a world free from spinal cord injury paralysis, the CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust was formed in 2005 after founder and leading international equestrian rider Catriona Williams suffered a riding accident which left her paralysed in all four limbs and confined to a wheelchair. Her community came to her aid, intending on raising funds for her, but what presented itself instead was a much larger vision: Catriona's dream to support researchers in changing spinal cord injuries forever. Spinal cord injuries have a shattering impact on those affected and their families. The average cost of care for each high level tetraplegic (someone paralysed in all four limbs) is NZ$212,000 per year. CatWalk funds research that aims to fix paralysis that follows spinal cord injury. Team CatWalk is powered by: Blackbaud Everydayhero Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Digital Services MCE Behavioural Communications "In 2018, we took part in the ASB Auckland Marathon and were introduced to the Everydayhero fundraising platform. Over 90% of our runners registered and raised $130,000+ during the campaign." —David Pretorius, CatWalk Chairman

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