Fundraiser that's sure to leave its (ink) mark
Wednesday, 19th May, 2010
Stephen “Warbo” Warburton and his wife Belinda are raising
money for Cystic Fibrosis by selling 65 rose tattoos.
The couple said they were browsing the internet when they came across the website for Cystic Fibrosis.
“It just tore at our heart strings,” said Belinda.
Cystic Fibrosis is the most common life-threatening, recessive
genetic condition affecting children in Australia. It affects a number of organs in the body (especially the lungs and pancreas) by clogging them with thick, sticky mucus.
It is often called “65 Roses”, which comes from a story of a little boy’s efforts to pronounce his sister’s life. The rose is the national symbol of Cystic Fibrosis.
To raise money for 65 Roses Day (May 28), Warbo will be selling rose tattoos starting from $30 and temporary tattoos for $5.
“The majority of the money raised will go to Cystic Fibrosis Australia,” said Belinda.
Priceline is also donating aftercare cream to put on the tattoos
which will help cover the costs.
The Warburtons are registered with Cystic Fibrosis Australia and are encouraging people to help in any way, even by just getting a temporary tattoo.
For more information contact Warbo or Belinda on 80882703.