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.
“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.”