The people of Roscommon 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, 10th of April.
The annual fundraising flag day is the largest fundraising event of the year for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland and unfortunately collections have had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. 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 Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland. You can get behind the appeal by donating online at 65rosesday.ie.
Among the well-known faces to lend their support to this very worthy cause, and encouraging the public to rally behind it, is local TD, Deputy Denis Naughten who recently attended the national launch of the fundraising campaign.
Ireland has the highest incidence of CF in the world and some of the most severe types. There are almost 1,400 people living with CF in Ireland and the number is increasing each year as a result of improvements in treatment and care. According to recently-published statistics from the Cystic Fibrosis Registry of Ireland, there were under 10 with CF registered as being from Co. Roscommon in 2018.