GREYHOUND RACING TO TAKE THE 65 ROSES CHALLENGE FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS
Greyhound Racing NSW will once again join forces with Cystic Fibrosis NSW in May to stage the 65 Roses campaign and help raise much-needed funds to improve the quality of life of people living with Cystic Fibrosis.
The 65 Roses Campaign will be held across NSW, with 33 greyhound racing tracks in the state to conduct their own 65 Roses Race Meeting in May.
As part of the campaign, every time a greyhound wearing the red rug (number one) wins a race at a 65 Roses Race Meeting, GRNSW will donate $250 to Cystic Fibrosis. The target is for 65 greyhounds wearing the red rug to win throughout May at the designated meetings, a feat remarkably achieved at the final 65 Roses Race Meeting at Dapto on 31 May last year.
The first ever 65 Roses campaign staged last year was a huge success, with the NSW greyhound racing community getting right behind the cause and helping raise more than $40,000.
Visit our tracks page to find out when your nearest 65 Roses Race meeting will be held and keep checking the 65 Red Dogs Tally page for daily updates on the number of red dog winners.
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Cystic Fibrosis NSW
Affecting the lungs and digestive system, Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common life-threatening recessive genetic condition in Australia. Children born with CF live with a daily regimen of physical therapy and around 40 enzyme tablets to aid digestion. Whilst there is no cure as yet, average life expectancy has doubled in the last 20 years and is now into the late thirties. CFNSW provides a range of support services and funds vital research through the Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust.
Your support will help CFNSW continue in its mission to improve the quality of life for those with CF and their carers, through the provision of important services including counselling, education, financial assistance, respite and practical support in dealing with the day to day challenges of living with CF.