By Elizabeth Lee
CARLOVIANS are being urged to show their support for people living with cystic fibrosis and their families by donating online at 65rosesday.ie on Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s 65 Roses Day, Friday 9 April.
65 Roses Day is their annual fundraising flag-day and unfortunately collections have had to be cancelled due to Covid-19.
According to recently-published statistics from the Cystic Fibrosis Registry of Ireland, 18 people with CF were registered as being from Co Carlow in 2019.
At this time of unprecedented challenge, now more than ever, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland need your support so they can continue to provide much-needed support for people with the disease in Ireland. You can get behind the appeal by donating online at 65rosesday.ie.
Ireland has the highest incidence of CF in the world and some of the most severe types. Almost 1,400 people live with CF in Ireland and the number is increasing each year as a result of improvements in treatment and care.
CFI depends almost entirely on the public for the provision of its services and this 65 Roses Day is hoping to raise more than €300,000 for much-needed services for people with CF through the call for donations at 65rosesday.ie.
This includes the additional counselling, advice and other services put in place to deal with the support required in relation to Covid-19 for the CF community with people with cystic fibrosis in the high risk group from the virus. Funds are also need for normal support services, including patient grants for exercise, fertility treatment and transplant assessment, covering the cost of a number of CF clinical staff in hospitals and raising funds to assist in the building of the new CF in-patient unit at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, which serves people with CF across the northeast region and beyond.
People can support 65 Roses Day by:
● Donating online at 65rosesday.ie
● Or taking part in a 65 Roses Challenge, full details available at 65rosesday.ie
For more information on how you can support Cystic Fibrosis Ireland on 65 Roses Day, please call Brendán on LoCall 1890 311211, email [email protected] or visit 65RosesDay.ie