Red letter day

A MARMION teacher will turn her school red this Friday to raise awareness about cystic fibrosis.

Beckii Haines, who teaches pre-primary at Marmion Primary School, has co-ordinated a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis WA�s annual 65 roses campaign on May 29.

On Friday, the school community will wear red and fundraise through a �make and sell� stall, after-school picnic and silent auction of artwork.

Ms Haines said having a student with the disease prompted her to learn more about cystic fibrosis and spread awareness.

�I think the most shocking part for me is how CF affects a person�s entire life � their nutrition, their exercise, their daily schedule, it�s everything,� she said.

�As a school, it�s nice to feel that we are trying to make a difference and raise awareness and put money towards services for those families that are dealing with it every day.�

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month.

For more information, visit www.cystic-fibrosis.org.au.