RACEGOERS will be cheering home the red rug at the Nowra Greyhound Racing Club on Monday, May 19 to help raise funds to improve the quality of life of people living with Cystic Fibrosis.
As part of Cystic Fibrosis National 65 Roses Day campaign, Nowra and 32 other Greyhound Racing NSW clubs will stage a 65 Roses Race Meeting in May.
Nowra’s 65 Roses Race Meeting will be on Monday afternoon with the first race at 2.56pm.
Every time a greyhound wearing the red rug (number one) wins a race at a designated 65 Roses Race Meeting, Greyhound Racing NSW will donate $250 to Cystic Fibrosis.
Fundraising activities will also take place throughout the race meeting.
More than $9000 has so far been raised in this year’s 65 Roses Day campaign.
Cystic Fibrosis NSW CEO Michele Adair said the money raised from the 65 Roses Campaign would go towards finding new treatments for people living with Cystic Fibrosis, while also helping to ease the burden of living with this crippling disease.
“The support by GRNSW, all tracks across the state, their sponsors, greyhound racing participants and local
communities is greatly appreciated. I urge everyone to get behind the red dogs again this May to help people affected by Cystic Fibrosis,” Ms Adair said.
More information on the campaign, special race meeting dates and an ongoing tally throughout May can be found at www.thedogs.com.au.