Friday, 04 May 2012 09:43

Sponsored walk for Jerry O'Sullivan

A year on Jerry O'Sullivan is doing well with recovery from his incident on McKinley. On the 9th June a sponsored walk is taking place in the Gap of Dunloe. If you would like to help Jerry and his walking club raise money for his ongoing treatments and recovery please contact us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling an organisers details below to receive an official sponsoship card. We hope to see you there.

Organisers: Lee Hillwalking & Mountaineering Club

Why?: Jerry lost his fingers from both hands and the toes of one foot after an accident on Mount McKinley, Alaska in May 2011

Where?: Gap of Dunloe - meet at Kate Kearney's Cottage at 9.30am

Walk: Up path toward Strickeen, over cnoc an Bhraca and Drishana to top of gap and back by road: 4-6hrs

When?: 9th June 2012 - walking begins at 10am

Donations can also be made to the following: AIB Bishopstown, AC No. 15064043, Sort code: 934321

For further information on sponsorship cards and details:

Lar Fant 0876823767 - Sean Casey 0872264446 - Con Collins 0872513922

 

Charity Climb Cystic Fibrosis raise €10,200

Pat Falvey presents a cheque for money raised on Corran Tuathail climb from the supports of  Build 4  Life 4 Kids.

Over the years the Pat Falvey School of mountaineering have been involved in walks in Kerry and around the world helping raise over 2 million euros for different charities to raise money for worthwhile causes.

Commenting on this event Pat said " It constantly surprises me the generosity that we have as an Irish nation to help our charities to help others and it gives us a great pleasure in being involved in such events here and throughout the world."

kerryway

Huge turn out For Cancer Research walking weekend in Kenmare This is the fourth year that we have been involved in the Cancer research walk which has seen a huge increase in numbers over the years for this popular event. The walking is suitable for beginners that just want to get up- get out and get fit.

Strong support €400,000 raised to date: Today Pat Falvey and Pat Spillane set off  over 220 people on  a the three day Kerry Way Challenge and trek to raise money For Cancer Research. The projected target for this years fund raiser is hoped to top over a Hundred Thousand Euro’s bringing the total over the four years to reach €400,000.

The God’s are with the Walkers: Tkerrywayhis year it seems as if the gods of nature are with the walkers as the forecast predicts three fine days ahead. The Kerry way is one of the most scenic and beautiful areas in the country and the walk brings us across magnificent scenery of both landscape and seascape around the Kenmare region.

The weekend blends walking and social activities that covers over 100 Km of both the Iveragh and Beara Peninsula as well as good food and accommodation in Kenmare with good music and fun.

A lot of the trekkers have made an annual event of this challenge and have developed amazing friendships through the cancer research  challenge.

Pat Falvey once again was delighted to be involved and commented that “there is not one family in the country that has not been effected by this disease and believes that the funding raise on this event goes to what has been recognised as one of the leading research centres in the world helping to develop cutting edge science in the treatment of cancer and is delighted to be associated in this event.”

We just like to wish all trekkers a wonderful weekend and to say well done to all the staff volunteers and guides on what will once again go down as a wonderful weekend in Kerry.

Information on the Cancer Research Project: The Cork Cancer Research Centre (CCRC) is a multidisciplinary organisation that investigates major issues that concern the genesis, progression or treatment of cancer. Its purpose is to provide discovery and innovations that may be applied to the prevention of the cancer in the first place or to the development of more effective treatment strategies. Its foundation was based on the unshakeable belief that the cancer questions can be resolved and that we could create the capability to make significant contributions.

kerrywaySince its inception in 1999, Cork Cancer Research Centre has been a leading force in developing new treatments for cancer patients that provide tangible benefits to those most in need of breakthroughs. Current research at the Centre is solving the critical challenge of secondary cancer and is directed at three research themes: Cell Death and Survival Mechanisms, Novel Therapeutics and related Devices and Gene Therapy. Cork Cancer Research Centre has also developed significant programmes in Prevention and Education.

The progress and success at the Centre has been through the scientific and personal initiatives that the CCRC has established with groups throughout the world. Vital to our success has been the core structure upon which multidisciplinary programmes are built. This approach ensures that we take the latest findings from clinical practice to the laboratory to focus our research. We then bring the latest research breakthroughs to the clinicians to apply our findings. The research work carried out at the Centre has already translated into five unique clinical studies.

From our modest beginnings with only two employees, the Centre has rapidly expanded in both size and significance, while never forgetting the central tenet of our task: To advance new cancer treatments through research. This continues to be our mission.

CCRC staff are located in laboratories and offices at the Mercy University Hospital and the Leslie C. Quick Jr. Laboratory, Biosciences Institute, UCC. Funds for the Centre are generated through research grants, voluntary fundraising efforts and private donations.

"Advancing New Treatments Through Research"

Registered Charity No: CHY 11831

For more information please contact Helena Slattery, Development Officer for Cork Cancer Research Centre on 021 4901437 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Published in Corporate News
Friday, 01 July 2011 14:39

Kerry Way Cancer Research Walk

Press Release Falvey & Spillane Unite to Walk the Way for Cancer Research

kerry way cancer research walk launch

World renowned adventurer Pat Falvey and legendary Kerry footballer and sports pundit Pat     Spillane put County rivalries aside to launch the Kerry Way Cancer Research Walk 2011 in aid of Cork Cancer Research Centre.  Both men will take to the Kerry Way to lead over 250 walkers out during the 3 day hill walk which will take place on July 22nd, 23rd & 24th.

"Cancer affects so many people, through their own journey or through someone they know.  Taking on cancer is a daunting challenge which requires focus and determination, elements which are also needed for facing other challenges in life such as climbing Mount Everest walking to the North or South Pole.  However the greatest challenges cannot be achieved alone - it is the team supporting you that will help you get through.  Just like the team of people that I work with to achieve what most would say as impossible, the Cork Cancer Research Centre provides focus and determination to the challenge of bringing new treatments to cancer patients.  I'm delighted to be involved in this event and to lend my name and support as part of the fundraising efforts for cancer research, and to help combat cancer" commented adventurer Falvey.

"There are still too many people, family and friends who are affected by cancer.  The research this walk supports is the kind of cutting edge research that will change that.  Having heard about the work of the Cork Cancer Research Centre, I am delighted to join these trails and raise vital funds for their work".  "The Kerry Way provides a spectacular setting for this fun event and the three routes for 2011 are both stunning and challenging.  I'm looking forward to it." said legendary Kerry footballer.

Online registration is now open on the event website www.kerrywaycancerwalk.ie.  All details regarding The Kerry Way kerry way cancer research walk launch Cancer Research Walk can be accessed on this user friendly site, which provides plenty of information and guidance regarding the walk routes, fundraising, accommodation, training, etc.  Participants can walk one, two or all three days.   Alternatively walkers can call the Development Office directly on 021 490 1437.

The Kerry Way Cancer Research Walk is a 71km three day fundraising event that has gone from strength to strength raising nearly €400,000 for cancer research in the past four years.  The 2010 event was a tremendous success with over 250 walkers, from counties all around Ireland braving all types of weather to make a positive impact on cancer and raise an astounding €75,000.  The event goal this year is to raise €100,000 for cancer research.

The three days of guided walks will start and finish each day in Kenmare and will incorporate impressive mountain views, dramatic peaks and glens, wild moorlands, wooded paths and lakes along the Kerry Way trails.  Challenging but fun, the great camaraderie on the route adds to the spectacular settings and ensures a truly memorable experience!

The routes over the three days include

Friday July 22nd               Sneem to Kenmare                                                        28km

  • Saturday July 23rd Lauragh to Kenmare 26km
  • Sunday July 25th Killarney to Kenmare 17km

Past supporters of the Kerry Way Cancer Research Walk include Sean Kelly, Dáithí Ó Sé, John McHenry, and Kevin Kehily.

Photographs include: World renowned adventurer Pat Falvey and legendary Kerry footballer and sports pundit Pat Spillane, Bláithín Kiernan and Patrick Murray, both walk leaders and members of the Kerry Way Cancer Research Walk organising committee.

Photographer:  MACMONAGLE PHOTOGRAPHY, Killarney

Ends

Editors Notes:

The Cork Cancer Research Centre (CCRC) is a multidisciplinary organisation that investigates major issues that concern the genesis, progression or treatment of cancer. Its purpose is to provide discovery and innovations that may be applied to the prevention of the cancer in the first place or to the development of more effective treatment strategies. Its foundation was based on the unshakeable belief that the cancer questions can be resolved and that we could create the capability to make significant contributions.

Since its inception in 1999, Cork Cancer Research Centre has been a leading force in developing new treatments for cancer patients that provide tangible benefits to those most in need of breakthroughs. Current research at the Centre is solving the critical challenge of secondary cancer and is directed at three research themes: Cell Death and Survival Mechanisms, Novel Therapeutics and related Devices and Gene Therapy. Cork Cancer Research Centre has also developed significant programmes in Prevention and Education.

The progress and success at the Centre has been through the scientific and personal initiatives that the CCRC has established with groups throughout the world. Vital to our success has been the core structure upon which multidisciplinary programmes are built. This approach ensures that we take the latest findings from clinical practice to the laboratory to focus our research. We then bring the latest research breakthroughs to the clinicians to apply our findings. The research work carried out at the Centre has already translated into five unique clinical studies.

From our modest beginnings with only two employees, the Centre has rapidly expanded in both size and significance, while never forgetting the central tenet of our task: To advance new cancer treatments through research. This continues to be our mission.

CCRC staff are located in laboratories and offices at the Mercy University Hospital and the Leslie C. Quick Jr. Laboratory, Biosciences Institute, UCC. Funds for the Centre are generated through research grants, voluntary fundraising efforts and private donations.

"Advancing New Treatments Through Research"

Registered Charity No: CHY 11831

For more information please contact Helena Slattery, Development Officer for Cork Cancer Research Centre on 021 4901437 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Published in Awards & Appearances

Pat,
Great credit to yourself, Gene and the organisers for undertaking the responsibility of bringing a large group of novice climbers
like me up Irelands highest mountain. For so long I have wanted to do this and was greatful of the opportunity and being able to raise money for Buil4life made it worthwhile. Kind regards, Peter Browne & Neil Browne (the last two on the bus)

This charity climb of Irelands highest mountain Carrantuohill took place on Saturday 11th June. We facilitated with this worthy cause on the day.

Build4Life Kids Charity Climb Carrauntoohil

Meeting place Kate Kearneys Cottage in the Gap of Dunloe at 08:30- 09:00 for briefing before departure for the starting point at Cronins Yard.

All climbers were advised to ensure that they bring warm clothing, good boots and rain hair at it will be cold with heavy showers during the day.

Build4lifekids/cysticFibrosis need to raise 1.5 million to build a dedicated clinic and isolated rooms for the kids of CF in Munster. It is the only charity fnding these facilities. Joe Brown from Castleisland and co founder of Build4LifeKids said " the children of Cork and beyond are currently being treated in sub-standard conditions which directly effects their chances to remain healthy longer.

Over the last 4 years Build4LifeKids have risen over 2.3 million euros to develop facilities for adults with CF attending Cork University Hospital (CUH)

For further information please call 087 2317722 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Pat,
Great credit to yourself, Gene and the organisers for undertaking the responsibility of bringing a large group of novice climbers
like me up Irelands highest mountain. For so long I have wanted to do this and was greatful of the opportunity and being able to raise money for Buil4life made it worthwhile. Kind regards, Peter Browne & Neil Browne (the last two on the bus)

This charity climb of Irelands highest mountain Carrantuohill took place on Saturday 11th June. We facilitated with this worthy cause on the day.

Build4Life Kids Charity Climb Carrauntoohil

Meeting place Kate Kearneys Cottage in the Gap of Dunloe at 08:30- 09:00 for briefing before departure for the starting point at Cronins Yard.

All climbers were advised to ensure that they bring warm clothing, good boots and rain hair at it will be cold with heavy showers during the day.

Build4lifekids/cysticFibrosis need to raise 1.5 million to build a dedicated clinic and isolated rooms for the kids of CF in Munster. It is the only charity fnding these facilities. Joe Brown from Castleisland and co founder of Build4LifeKids said " the children of Cork and beyond are currently being treated in sub-standard conditions which directly effects their chances to remain healthy longer.

Over the last 4 years Build4LifeKids have risen over 2.3 million euros to develop facilities for adults with CF attending Cork University Hospital (CUH)

For further information please call 087 2317722 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Friday, 20 May 2011 00:48

Climb Carrauntoohil for Suicide Aware

Join us as we climb Corran Tuathail, Ireland's highest peak (1039m/3414ft) on May 29th 2011 in aid of suicide aware, the Cork based organisation set up to help deal with the issues of depression and suicide in Ireland. The climb will be led by charity patron Pat Falvey and his team of experienced guides.

Meeting Point: Kate Kearney's Cottage, Gap of Dunloe

Meet Time: 10am

Sponsorship cards available from Pat Behan 087 9454202 (Minimum sponsorship €150pp)

This is the third annual climb with Pat and it has proven a most popular event. It will be on a first booked basis as numbers limited to 80 pax for safety reasons.

Many of the last years climbers are interested in making this a weekend event and the local hostel is providing special rates for all interested - pre booking is essential.

Basic walking skills required and walking gear essential - Look forward to meeting you on the day! For more information or to book a place contact us or www.suicideaware.ie

Suicide Aware climbers on Carrauntoohil

Tuesday, 17 May 2011 02:05

Cystic Fibrosis Hopesource Foundation

May 07th brought Andy, Jack (10) and Shannan Timmins along with 22 friends to the foot of Carrauntoohil.

Since late 2010, we have had the pleasure of working with Andy and Sarah Timmins in organising their fundraising event to Climb Carrauntoohill for the Cystic Fibrosis Hopesource Foundation. With over 40 members of the Timmins family and friends down from Dublin inc supporting team, the 25 climbers including Jack and Lee, both whom have Cystic Fibrosis, set of on what can only be described as a challenging day on Ireland's highest peak.

The rain was constant and heavy. The winds were high and often left us bracing ourselves against the elements. But under the guidance and expertise of Pat & Niall Foley, the team were in no doubt of a safe ascent and more importantly, a safe descent. Not once did the teams motivation flonder and an extra credit must be noted to the younger members of the team who would of been in their rights to call it a day at any point. But the strenghts that can be drawn from great leadership (both of the guides Pat and Niall and of Andy Timmins) held high and 7 hours after leaving Cronin's Yard, a very enthused team returned high with emotion and very very wet!

I had the pleasure of assisting Pat and Niall in leading the climb and after working with Andy over the past 6 months, it was a great feat to be there to witness the day in all it's glory. Having met with most of the group on the Friday evening for a briefing, it was obvious that the climbers were heading back for a great evening of celebrtions and they definately deserved it!

Belated Happy Birthday to Jack who turned 11 in the past few days. We hope you had a great day and if your and Lee's positive attitude on the climb was anything to go by, we will no doubt see you guys back on the hills into the future!

''Hi Pat, Lorrainne and Neil, just wanted to thank ye all again for all your help and guidance on our recent journey up carrauntoohil for C.F...It was certainly as spectacular as it was difficult, given the day we had... And on behalf of our group, family and friends may i pass on our deepest condolances to the family and friends of your fellow adventurer John Delaney... Look forward to meeting ye all again, ok... cheers for now'' John (the fireman) Timmins..

About Cystic Fibrosis Hopesource Foundation

  • Cystic Fibrosis Hopesource Foundation is a 100% voluntary organisation
  • We have no salaried staff
  • We do not use professional fundraisers
  • We cover all promotional expenses from our own pockets
  • All involved give their time free of charge
  • Every cent raised goes directly to meet clearly specified needs
  • Our audited accounts are freely available for inspection

Achievements

October 2010 Temple St CFOPD

''It's a Big Thank You to everyone involved in raising the funds that CF Hopesource Foundation contributed to the project. The total project cost Euro2.3m and CF Hopesource contributed Euro545k''
''For the past 3 months children with CF going to Temple St have been attending clinic at the new CF OPD and any child requiring treatment in between clinic visits has been going there too. The result is that parents can bring their children to the new clinic without fear of cross infection while at clinic. Also starting a child on IV anti-biotics no longer needs to be delayed because of the lack of a treatment room''

2007: New testing equipment for Dr. Philip Murphy's Microbiology Lab at Tallaght Hospital primarily funded by the Forex Golf outing in Mount Wolseley. Many thanks to all who gave their supported. For CF patients, this means faster prescription of the correct antibiotic.

Funding the position of Dedicated Dietician for the Cystic Fibrosis Team at Beaumont Hospital

Providing seed funding for the position of Dedicated Dietician for the Cystic Fibrosis Team at Temple Street Childrens Hospital.

Fully funding a 2nd Dedicated Dietician post for the Cystic Fibrosis Team at Temple Street Childrens Hospital

Funding a Dedicated Physiotherapist position and the position of a Cystic Fibrosis Nurse Specialist at Temple Street Childrens Hospital

Funding the position of a dedicated Psychologist for the Cystic Fibrosis Team at Temple Street Childrens Hospital

Establishing a Long Line IV Service at Temple Street Childrens Hospital

26,000 Euro towards the purchase of a Micro Array Scanner for Cystic Fibrosis Research at Beaumont Hospital

Being involved in fundraising with the charity, we will be watching tonight as Adi Roche, Ali Hewson & Liz O Donnell, Chernobyl Children International appear with Ryan Tubridy tonight, Friday 08th April (21:30 RTE 1) to launch the charity's commemoration events planned for the 25th Anniversary of the disaster.

Ryan will speak to his special guests about the work of CCI, the fall-out from the world’s worst nuclear disaster and the impact of the tragedy on children and families in the Chernobyl regions who continue to suffer today.

Twenty five years later, the crisis has not gone away and now, more than ever, we want to assure the people of the region that they have not been forgotten. Tune in tomorrow night to show your support!

Tuesday, 22 February 2011 16:10

Climb for Suicide Aware 2011

Ian Delahunty successfully summitted Mount Kilimanjaro as part of our January 2011 trekking team. Everyone's journey was a wonderful achievement and for Ian, added to the joyous emotion of reaching summit was the fact that he did so in the name of Cork based charity Suicide Aware

His reasons for becoming involved in fundraising to increase the charity's profile are those of the personal experience of losing his father and it is with great motivation that Ian runs and gets involved in many fundraising events that continue now more than ever with future plans that may led to further worldwide adventures. We are delighted to be working with Ian in making these trips a reality and as always, in working with association to Suicide Aware. To book your place as part of our teams Contact Us now

FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES 2011
Trekking in Memphis ''Trekking the Southern States" "The Cradel of the Civil War"
In the cradle of the "Old Man River", the mighty Mississippi. From Nashville, Tennessee to Cleveland, Grand Ole Opry, Ohio and New Orleans. Louisiana to Graceland and Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. Trekking for Ireland's most worthy charity-Suicide Aware. Join Mick Mulcahy for 9 Days of trekking and sightseeing and help us save lives. Contact Pat at Suicide Aware
Date: September 2011 087 9454202

 

We are honoured that Munster Rugby has selected Suicide Aware as one of their three nominated charities for 2010-2011, as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Plan. Munster Rugby are donating a €1 from every ticket sold for the match, including season tickets, and will be running collections and fundraising activities on the day. All money raised will be split equally between, Suicide Aware, TLC4CF and UNICEF Munster Rugby are asking our supporters, sponsors and suppliers to join us and donate through the following link http://www.mycharity.ie www.munsterrugby.ie

Corrán Tuathail Climb 2011 ''This is the 3rd annual climb with Pat Falvey and as it has proved to be a most popular event. It will be on a first booked basis, as numbers must be restricted to 80 for safety reasons. Many of last years climbers are interested in making it a weekend event and the local Hostel is providing special rates for all interested so prebooking is essential. Looking forward to meeting you all on the day'' Date: Sun 29th May 2011 Meeting Point: Kate Kearney’s Cottage 10am Sponsorship Cards available from Pat at Suicide Aware 087 9454202 Minimum Sponsorship €150.00 per person. Basic walking skills required and normal hill walking gear is essential

Kilimanjaro Climb with Pat Falvey Date: Jun 25th 2011

Departing Ex-Cork or Dublin,this 10 Day trek will be a challenge to be remembered

For your Kilimanjaro Trekking Pack Click here

'Your adventure of a lifetime can help to save a life of another'

 

For further information, Contact Us or call Pat at Suicide Aware 087 9454202 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




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