The Irish Cancer Society has launched its mini marathon appeal with the help of Skryne native personal trainer Karl Henry and a troop of mini marathoners - already signed up to team Irish Cancer Society! The society is appealing to women of all ages to come together with their friends, family and colleagues and take part in the Flora Dublin women’s mini marathon this June 2nd on team Irish Cancer Society.
Speaking at the launch of the Irish Cancer Society’s mini marathon appeal at Irishtown Stadium, Karl Henry said: “As a personal trainer I know that getting fit and active is one of the best things you can do for your health. I would encourage everyone to find a challenge that might inspire them to get out there and train – whether it’s a 5k fun run, mini marathon or marathon. Everyone can take on a challenge – big or small - and build it from there. Why not take on the mini marathon for the Irish Cancer Society this year – it will make an amazing change for you and for those affected by cancer in Ireland.”
The Irish Cancer Society’s CEO John McCormack added: “Seeing women come together each year to fight back against cancer is wonderful. I want to thank all those who have supported us in the past and raised money to help fund our vital services. I hope we will have continued support this year and that more women than ever will join team Irish Cancer Society. For the last 50 years fundraisers like this have made our work possible. This continued support is essential to ensure that those with and affected by cancer in Ireland have the support they need.”
Over 33,000 people in Ireland will be diagnosed with cancer this year. The Irish Cancer Society need support now more than ever to continue to fund cancer research and support services. To join team Irish Cancer Society today: CallSave: 1850 60 60 60, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Visit: www.cancer.ie/minimarathon to get your t–shirt and fundraising pack.