On the run for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland

first_imgShannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Twitter Nora Kelly, Christine Deloughery and Trish Kelly.Cystic Fibrosis Ireland depends on voluntary fundraising and public donations for 95 percent of its services, the mini-marathon is one of its biggest annual fundraising endeavours. In taking part in the event, these ladies had just one goal in mind; raising €100,000 for CF services, including support for dedicated CF staff in hospitals, patient support grants in areas such as transplant assessment and fertility treatment, and research.Getting her running shoes on this year for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland was campaign ambassador and TV3 Red Rock actress Róisín O’Donovan. For Róisín, taking part in the mini-marathon, and in particular to support the cystic fibrosis cause, was rather special“There is something unique about the atmosphere at the women’s mini marathon, and being a part of the biggest all-women’s event of its kind in the world. For me, what makes it so special is joining in a purple sea of women who are doing this not for themselves, not for personal achievement, but for others. For people with cystic fibrosis, life is tough enough.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Print Previous articleMagic and mischief at CurraghchaseNext articleGer’s spirit continues to soar at home and away Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Advertisement Facebook Email Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Limerick on Covid watch list WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsOn the run for Cystic Fibrosis IrelandBy Cian Reinhardt – June 15, 2017 1263 Linkedin Nora Kelly, Christine Deloughery and Trish Kelly.MORE than 600 women, including participants from County Limerick, hit the ground running on the June bank holiday for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland in this year’s VHI Women’s Mini-Marathon. Many of the runners would have had personal reasons for taking part as Ireland has the highest prevalence and some of the most severe types of CF in the world with more than 1,200 men, women and children living with CF in Ireland. Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year TAGSCystic FibrosisCystic Fibrosis IrelandFundraiserNewsrun Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possiblelast_img read more

Scorchers win third BBL title in four years

first_imgPERTH Scorchers won the Big Bash League(BBL) for the third time in four years as they thrashed Sydney Sixers by nine wickets in the final at the WACA.Australian Jhye Richardson and Yorkshire all-rounder Tim Bresnan took three wickets apiece as the Sixers were restricted to 141-9 in Perth.Michael Klinger hit 71 not out and England batsman Ian Bell added an unbeaten 31 as the Scorchers reached the target in 15.5 overs.Perth won the title in 2014 and 2015.The Sixers had earlier beaten the Scorchers by seven runs in the Women’s Big Bash League final.last_img read more