West Cork charity walk for cancer research

Posted on: 10th February, 2014

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

Cork Cancer Research Centre is asking you to don your walking shoes and take part in the Castletownshend to Skibbereen 9km fundraising walk on Sunday February 23.

Over the past 13 years, the walk has gone from strength to strength, and has raised in excess of €230,000 for the Cork Cancer Research Centre. Once again participants will proudly remember West Cork native and founder of Cork Cancer Research Centre, Professor Gerry O’Sullivan, the world-renowned cancer research pioneer who passed away from cancer in 2012.

Commenting on the walk, Angela Hurley from Annie May’s Bar and Restaurant, Skibbereen, said, “Participation in the Castletownshend to Skibbereen walk grows every year. Over 250 people from all over Cork took part in the walk last year, and we are hoping for an even greater number this year. It’s a great opportunity for all the family to get out in the fresh air, meet friends and neighbours and fundraise for a great cause”.

Also commenting on the annual walk, Ann O’Sullivan from Cork Cancer Research Centre, said, “The face of cancer is changing. It was once a disease that you died from. Now it is a disease you can survive and this changes everything. Our scientists are working tirelessly to develop new treatments for those cancers, which cannot yet be cured. I would encourage you all to come along and enjoy the day.

I would also like to take the time to thank walk organisers Angela, Michael and all the Hurley Family, Dr. Mary O’ Neill, Jane Anne O’Brien, Theresa O’Brien and Mary Deasy for their support in organising this annual event. The Cork Cancer Research Centre could not continue to do its ground breaking research if it were not for the dedicated organisers and all the participants who come along and join the walk. Your support helps our researchers go that extra mile in the fight against Cancer.”

Buses will be available at Fairfield Gate, Skibbereen at 1.45pm, sharp and all participants will depart from Castletownshend at 2.30pm on Sunday, February 23, 2014.

For more information on the walk or to get a sponsorship card please contact Angela or Michael, Annie May’s Bar & Restaurant, Bridge Street, Skibbereen at 028 22930 or Dr. Mary O’Neill, The Surgery, Market Street, Skibbereen, 028 23456, Jane Anne O’ Brien, 028 36241, Theresa O’Brien, 028 36349, Mary Deasy, 028 23448 or Cork Cancer Research Centre, 021 490 1437.

www.ccrc.ie.

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