Women show their ‘girl power’ for CF

    Date of issue: Sunday June 3rd 2018 pictured getting off to a running start for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland in the 2018 VHI Women's Mini-Marathon was Actress Denise McCormack and RTE Sports Evanne Ni Chuilin Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s biggest annual fundraising campaign, the event saw hundreds of women show their “girl power” by hitting the ground running to raise funds for cystic fibrosis services. Almost entirely dependent on public donations for its work, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland is hoping to raise €100,000 for vital supports for people with cystic fibrosis including dedicated cystic fibrosis staff in hospitals, and patient support grants in areas such as transplant assessment, fertility treatment, home exercise equipment, counselling, and research. The campaign comes against a backdrop of Ireland having the highest prevalence of cystic fibrosis in the world – with more than 1,300 people living with the condition in Ireland – and some of the most severe types. To make a donation to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, visit www.cfireland.ie Ambassadors: Evanne Ní Chuilinn, RTÉ Sports broadcaster and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland ambassador Denise McCormack, actor and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland ambassador Karen Constantine, Lovely Girlie Bits blogger and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland ambassador ENDS

    CYSTIC Fibrosis Ireland ambassadors, actor Denise McCormack, and Kilkenny native and RTÉ sports broadcaster, Evanne Ní Chuilinn, part in the recent VHI Women’s Mini-Marathon in support of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.

    The annual event saw hundreds of women show their ‘girl power’ by hitting the ground running to raise funds for cystic fibrosis  services, including dedicated CF staff in hospitals, and patient support grants in areas such as transplant assessment, fertility treatment, home exercise equipment, counselling, and research.

    The campaign comes against a backdrop of Ireland having the highest prevalence of CF in the world – with more than 1,300 people living with the disease in Ireland – and some of the most severe types. To make a donation to Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, visit www.cfireland.ie