2010 ‘Roses’ launch charity after tragic death of Texas Rose

11am – A former Texas Rose is the inspiration behind a new Irish charity.  Adrienne Hussey represented Texas at the 2010 Rose of Tralee contest but died tragically 17 months afterwards from a cranial aneurysm.  The ‘Friends of A’ group is today launching a fundraising drive for research into aneurysms and is hoping to fund a PhD student to conduct the research. The project has the support of Prof Tim McGloughlin of the University of Limerick,  who has co-authored a book on aneurysms, as well as the medical team in Beaumont Hospital in Dublin which treated Adrienne Hussey. The roses and escorts from the 2010 festival are all behind the project.  Niamh Sherlock was the Dublin Rose that year. [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/3176/medium/”]Rose of Tralee Office Sign, Tralee