Appeal To Tipperary Women To Rally Behind Cystic Fibrosis Cause

Phillip Watt, CEO of  Cystic Fibrosis Ireland is appealing to the women of Tipperary to rally behind the cystic fibrosis cause this Summer.

The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon takes place on Sunday June 3rd in Dublin. Happening on a Sunday, rather than the Bank Holiday Monday as previously, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland is hoping that this year will see even more women take up the mantle for cystic fibrosis.

2018 is the ninth year of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s One in 1,000 campaign, where they ask supporters to round up teams of friends and family for what is a fantastic afternoon of “girl power”. To reach their target of recruiting 1,000 women in total, they need to recruit 100 teams of 10 people. Will you help?

Ireland has some of the most severe types of cystic fibrosis and the most cases per head of population in the world. Their One in 1,000 campaign sees women from all over Ireland who want to make a difference to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis come together to raise awareness and funds.

Almost all funding for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s services comes from public donations. Funds raised go towards vital services for people with cystic fibrosis such as patient grants for supports such as counselling, home exercise equipment, fertility treatment and transplant assessment.

The atmosphere on the day is simply electric and by being part of the One in 1,000 team, participants will have access to cloakroom facilities and refreshments, as well as post-event entertainment to celebrate their triumph!

The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon is a 10-kilometre course and is open to women of all fitness levels. Participants can choose to run, jog or simply walk! It really is the taking part that counts.

If you would like to find out more about how you can make a difference to the lives of people with cystic fibrosis and sign up for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland – you can telephone LoCall 1890 311 211, email or simply visit


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