Support Cystic Fibrosis in the VHI Women’s Mini-Marathon


Photo by Gráinne Lynch (Cystic Fibrosis Ireland)

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland work hard to provide services for sufferers of cystic fibrosis and their families.

The organisation provides grants for essential services such as exercise equipment, fertility treatment, transplant assessment, counselling and bereavement support, as well as funding the development of state-of-the-art cystic fibrosis facilities in hospitals.

As a small member-led charity, CFI receives most of its funds from the generosity of the public through fundraising events and donations. Residents of Dublin 4 have played a huge part in this, and CFI is extremely thankful for the generosity and hopes that it will continue in the upcoming VHI Women’s Mini-Marathon.

Launching on June 6, this will be a major fundraising event. As part of their “One in 1,000 Campaign,” CFI aim to recruit 1,000 women from all over the country to take part and raise €100,000 for cystic fibrosis supports and treatments.

This will be a fun day out for the cystic fibrosis community, with CFI having one of the largest charity contingents taking part. A base will be onsite for participants to gather and prepare for the event, as well as to celebrate their achievement afterwards.

Anyone who would like to take on the 10km challenge and support a really worthy cause should register for the VHI Women’s Mini-Marathon and sign up with CFI for a fundraising pack.

More than 1,200 people in Ireland are living with cystic fibrosis, with an average of 30 new cases being diagnosed each year. The country is home to several types of cystic fibrosis and the most cases per heads of population in the world, and those taking part in the mini-marathon can make a real difference in helping to support cystic fibrosis care in Ireland.

Anyone seeking further information can visit, telephone LoCall 1890 311 211 or email:

By Kevin Carney