Thursday, 11th February 2016
Leinster Rugby Visit Centre for Cardiac Risk in Younger Persons
Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen and Club Captain Isa Nacewa paid a visit to Tallaght Hospital this afternoon to see at first hand the work being doing in the Centre for Cardiac Risk in Younger Persons (CRYP Centre). The service provided at the Centre, is a collaboration between one of Leinster’s charity partners, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) and Tallaght Hospital. Since beginning operations in 2007 over 5,000 individuals have been seen at the CRYP Centre, at over 9,000 patient appointments.
Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen said, “I think CRY are a charity that really connect with us in Leinster. Unfortunately Sudden Adult Death Syndrome affects young adults and more often than not if affects them while out exercising or taking part in sporting activities like rugby. "
“Isa and I are delighted to be here today in Tallaght Hospital and seeing the great work that goes on to help and support the families affected by SADS.”
Isa Nacewa echoed Cullen’s views.
“When we sat down at the start of the season to select two charity partners as a leadership group, I think CRY resonated on so many levels with all of us. We are in an environement full of young active adults, in peak physical health so to think of something like SADS impacting on lives and for it to happen so suddenly is quite frightening. CRY do a great amount of work in this regard and it’s great to see this Centre in Tallaght Hospital doing such great work to alleviate the concerns or to support the families of those affected by SADS.”
CRY want to say a huge thank you to everyone at Leinster Rugby for their support throughout the last year.