All Ireland Champs Challenge You to Abseil 100ft off Croker

All Ireland Champs Challenge You to Abseil 100ft off Croker for Motor Neurone Disease!

All Ireland winners Richie Power and Ciaran Kilkenny are encouraging people to experience the ultimate adrenalin rush and abseil from the roof of Croker’s famous Hogan Stand for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

28 September 2015; Kilkenny's Richie Power and Dublin's Ciaran Kilkenny, who are encouraging people to take place in a sponsored Abseil on Saturday 10th of October to raise funds and awareness for Motor Neuron Disease. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE

28 September 2015; Kilkenny’s Richie Power and Dublin’s Ciaran Kilkenny, who are encouraging people to take place in a sponsored Abseil on Saturday 10th of October to raise funds and awareness for Motor Neuron Disease. Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE

It takes a lot of courage to live with MND and the County Champions along with the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) want people to have a little courage and take the 100ft leap of faith on Saturday 10th of October to raise funds and awareness for this progressive, terminal and incurable disease.

Since 2009, over 300 thrill seekers have completed this feat with over €200,000 been raised so far. If you would like the chance to sport your county colours in Croke Park and take part in this unique challenge please freefone 1800 403 403 or email fundraising@imnda.ie  for more information.

Places are limited and a non-refundable deposit of €100 and fundraising is required of all participants. This event is in association with www.adventure.ie

MND is a progressive neurological condition that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting.  MND can affect how you walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe.

MND strikes people of all ages and there is no cure. There are currently over 340 people living with MND in Ireland. MND is often referred to as the 1,000 day disease as most people die within 1,000 days of being diagnosed.

The IMNDA provides specialised services for people affected by this debilitating disease such as equipment on loan, financial assistance towards home help, advice and home visits by an MND Nurse. In order to provide these vital services the IMNDA depends heavily on the generosity of the public and supporters of the association who generate over 86% of its income.

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For more information please contact:

Maeve Leahy: 086 3986848

Phone: 01 873 0422

Email: pr@imnda.ie

 

For the Gaelic Players Association please contact:

Seán Potts

Head of Communications

Phone: 01 8575686

Email: press@gaelicplayers.com