Two Tipperary business men more closely associated with travel on four wheels are taking to their feet in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. John Reidy of Fitzgerald Reidy & Co. Motor Engineer/Assessors,Cahir and Jamie Lawlor of Jamie Lawlor Crash Repairs,Clonmel are taking part in Climb4Cancer 2015.
Walkers, the majority work or represent the motor trade all over Ireland, will be challenged to climb the highest peak in each of Ireland’s four provinces, with the goal of raising over €20,000 to help fund home care nursing teams. The response and support for Climb4Cancer and the walkers, so far, is likely to see the event raise twice their original target!
The challenge takes place over three days, from 8th to 10th May, and the organisers stress that this is a one team event, with walkers representing the motor trade working together to raise as much as they can for vital cancer services all over Ireland. “We all know somebody whose life has been taken or touched by cancer,” says Jamie, “it’s something that is certain to affect all of us – directly or indirectly. Jamie describes the event as a “real challenge but worth every step and every blister to support The Irish Cancer Society’s remarkable work, providing homecare nursing services for cancer patients and their families. We are very happy to be involved and are looking forward to working together with our motor trade partners to make Climb4Cancer a success. Already the good will and support we have received for the event has been amazing! This is something that is close to all our hearts.”
John describes the event as “A journey of hope, support and remembrance. As well as helping The Irish Cancer Society to improve outcomes for cancer sufferers, it will be an opportunity to remember those who have lost their battle with cancer. We will follow an ancient Irish tradition of honouring and remembering our loved ones on the highest mountain tops, walkers will carry handmade crocheted daffodils with a personal message ribbon to each of the four peak. So this is a very personal journey for everyone taking part and each walker and their supporters has their got their own reason.”
Peter Daly Managing Director of AkzoNobel Car Refinishes Ireland and one of the event organisers adds “Climb4Cancer 2015 is a real all Ireland event and a great example of the motor Industry working together in partnership to raise much needed funds for the Irish Cancer Society and their vital work. We’re delighted to have not one, but two Tipperary men representing their county and their industry and to have made such a vital contribution to the success of this event”.
If you would like to have one of our Climb4Cancer walkers carry a ribbon of hope and remembrance on your behalf or to sponsor a Jamie or John or support in any way please contact Jamie Lawlor 087 8169396 email firstname.lastname@example.org or John Reidy 087 7470489 email email@example.com or you may make a donation by using any of the following options:
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