"Directing" The Great Run Team

Dr Deirdre Ward, Director, CRYP Centre (Cardiac Risk in young Persons), Tallaght Hospital and partner George Nursey, business man from Top Flight are preparing for their final countdown to The Great Run which they are running in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

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 Dr Deirdre Ward & George Nursey at the Old St Marys Church, North Co Dublin

The dynamic duo aim to raise critical funds for the CRYP Centre. Runner George Nursey, partner of Dr Deirdre Ward recently met a number of CRY Trustees and was inspired by the work carried out by the charity and the Centre, and as a result felt inspired to fundraise.

Speaking about her involvement in the race, Dr Deirdre Ward Director, CRYP Centre said;

“If you are running The Great Run next weekend please consider running for CRY. Participating in this run and other runs means exercise is not dangerous and should be part of a healthy lifestyle for everyone.

The Centre, which officially opened last November (2008) receives no subsidies from the government, it is only funded by fundraising activities and generous donations that are required to keep the centre running. The centre aims to screen a minimum of 1,600 young patients annually free of charge. The Centre, which officially opened in November 2008, is the only full-time service in the country dedicated to evaluation of inherited heart disease and cardiac disease in younger persons.

CRY are appealing to anyone who is taking part in the Great run to run for the CRYP centre, please go to www.cry.ie

Do the Great Run for a Great Cause!


For further information contact: Emer O’Reilly 01 668 0600/086 859 3658 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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 Dr Deirdre Ward listening to partners heart - George Nursey at the Old St Marys Church, North Co Dublin


‘PURE’ Success!

The PURE STYLE fashion event held in aid of CRY, in association with House of Fraser on Friday 13th March was a tremendous success – with fashion and fun being had by all 340 guests at the sell out inaugural event!

MC Brendan Courtney, style guru from RTE’s “Off the Rails”, welcomed and guided guests through the House of Fraser’s definitive guide to Spring/Summer 2009.

The fashion show included all the latest colours and trends for the Spring/ Summer collection 2009 from some of the top designers at House of Fraser including - Helen McAlindon, Lauren, Claudia Strater, Untold, Episode, Jaeger to name but a few.

A raffle and auction took place also and there were some amazing prizes to be won including - Luxurious B&B spa break in Frank Sinatra Suit at the Royal Marine Hotel, A fabulous 18ct white gold ring with diamonds from Boodles, A bouquet of flowers every month for a year from the exclusive florist Appassionata, A Luxurious Dolce & Gabbana watch and a weekend break in The Brehon, Killarney, to name just some of the items taken home by the lucky guests.

The Fashion show combined with the raffle and auction made an astounding over €17,000 that will go directly to CRY.

The CRYP Centre completed in November 2008 will be using the monies raised to run the centre so that it can screen and support families affected by sudden death.

On behalf of CRY, the CRYP centre and all the committee members – we would like to thank those of you who supported the event and that you will join us again for Pure Style 2010!


The Comittee

Lucia Ebbs, Rosalyn O’ Mahony, Geraldine Carter, Frances Jones, Michael, Gillian Murphy Prendergast, Marie Greene & Aveen Harkin.

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 Carol Benner and Rosaleen O'MahonyGillian Carter and Pamela Egan  Andrea Fitzgerald and Sinead Lucy Jean Ann Taylor and Eleanor Lennox

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Cardiac Research


The Board of Trustees of CRY Ireland at a recent meeting voted unanimously to provide funds to create a Clinical Research Post at the new Centre for Cardiac Risk in Younger Persons (CRYP Centre) at the Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght.

The Centre, which opened its doors in November 2008, is the only full-time service in the country dedicated to evaluation of inherited heart disease and cardiac disease in younger persons. As a national centre in a relatively compact nation, the Centre is uniquely positioned to engage in research into inherited cardiac disease.

At the moment the major project about to commence at the Centre is research into improving early diagnosis of inherited heart disease in young people, looking at additional benefit of high-quality cardiac imaging with MRI scanners ain addition to usual tests. The Team at the CRYP centre are also developing research projects into the genetics of inherited heart disease.

The Researcher appointed and supported by CRY will also be developing a national database for recording all cases of inherited cardiac disease. Without this information realistic planning of the services needed for these conditions across the nation cannot be achieved.

Dr Tosin Osuntokun, a Senior Registrar on the Cardiology Specialist Registrar Training scheme, has recently commenced work on these projects and hopes to complete the work within 3 years.


Cardiac Risk in the Young - CRY


CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young



About CRY

CRY is a registered Irish Charity, established in 2002 by parents and relatives who have experienced the effects of sudden and unexplained deaths within their families.

CRY's AIMS are to:

  • raise awareness about sudden cardiac death;
  • provide counselling and support to families' affected;
  • fundraising and ongoing support for CRYP Centre


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It is time to venture from the fields and back roads and bring your vintage motor or tractor for a spin in aid of CRY. The Lawlor Family have organised a vintage road run on Sunday, October 17th 2010 in memory of Daniel Lawlor Junior  who died suddenly on 20th September 2009.

From 12:30pm on October the 17th, vehicles and their designated drivers will gather together at John Doyle’s Tobinstown Cross, Tullow, Co. Carlow as the hum of engines and the racket of the horns gear the crowd up for the charity run.

Spot prizes on the day so please support this  event generously.

For further information on event details contact Dan Lawlor 087 2746358 or Matt Lawlor 087 2997255 or email Matt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Lucia Ebbs @ 01 4525482 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.