Wednesday 13 March 2013
CRY FOR HELP
Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr Naoise O’Muiri welcomed RTE sports presenter Jacqui Hurley and model Daniella Moyles to
The Mansion House to encourage women from all over Dublin to run this year’s
Dublin Mini Marathon in aid of CRY
Photo; Robbie Reynolds/CPR
RTE sports presenter, Jacqui Hurley along with model and TV presenter Daniella Moyles joined the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise O’Muiri, at the Mansion House recently to encourage women to sign up to take part in this year’s Flora Women’s Mini Marathon in aid of CRY (Cadiac Risk in the Young).
The charity hopes to double its numbers this year and raise €250,000 to support the free screening service the charity provides to diagnose heart conditions that can lead to Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD).
This year CRY has launched a new Facebook page called CRY Dublin Mini Marathon which will support and encourage all those undertaking the marathon in aid of CRY.
Fitlinks Fitness will supply fitness tips, advice, articles and couch to 10k fitness plans regularly on the Facebook page.
Jacqui Hurley has been a strong supporter and patron of CRY for a number of years. Last year she undertook Sean’s Bucket List in memory of her brother Sean, raising huge funds for CRY and the Young Rider Development Fund.
During the year she ran a number of marathons held a charity “Who Wants to be a Thousandaire” with her RTE colleagues, ran a shop and took over a pub among other things in order to fulfil Sean’s list.
“As a patron of CRY I would like to encourage women all over the country to get involved in supporting CRY at this year’s Mini Marathon,” said Jacqui.
“Working in sport I have seen the results of cardiac risk in young people that has gone undiagnosed and unfortunately resulted in untimely deaths.
“CRY is an excellent charity that works hard to ensure that these deaths are avoided by providing free cardiac screening for anyone with worrying symptoms as well as support for family members who have lost someone to Sudden Cardiac Death.”
Jacqui added: This is the charity’s biggest annual fundraiser and without any Government funding they rely on the public’s support to keep the service going in the CRYP Centre in Tallaght Hospital.”
Daniella Moyles has come on board for the 2013 marathon as an ambassador for CRY and has committed to running in this year’s mini marathon for the charity.
“I’m really excited about getting involved with CRY,” she said.
“I’ve just started my training programme this week and hope to run the marathon in a decent time.
“I will be logging onto the Facebook page for tips on how to build up my routine to reach 10k. “Hopefully I can encourage more people to get involved and run with me as it is such a worthy cause.”
Lord Mayor Naoise O’Muiri chose CRY as one of his nominated charities for his term in office pledging to assist in fundraising. He is lending his support to their cause but unfortunately cannot participate in the all female marathon in June!
The entries for this year’s Flora Women’s Mini Marathon are now open. CRY hopes to attract up to 1,200 women of all ages to run or walk the 10K.
All participants must enter on the official entry form.