The Good Run Raises over €11,500 for MND

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The Good Run raises over €11,500 in aid of Motor Neurone Disease

Good Friday last saw more than 550 walkers, joggers and runners descend on St. Anne’s Park on Dublin’s Northside for the inaugural Good Run. The aim of this exciting new charity fun run was to raise funds to support the fight against Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

Today, event organisers were delighted to announce the family fun run has raised in excess of €11,500 as a result of participant and corporate sponsorship and entry fees. The funds have been divided equally between the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) and Project MinE (an international research program with a team in Trinity College Dublin, dedicated to discovering the genetic cause of Motor Neurone Disease to enable treatment to be developed).

Presenting cheques to Maeve Leahy of IMNDA and Alice Vajda of Project MinE today, one of the event

organizers Olivia Tracey said “We are very excited to present the IMNDA and Project MinE with these

much needed funds which will go far in supporting those living with MND and the valuable research

being undertaken by the team at Trinity College”.

Olivia also added: “We were delighted with the turnout for the first ever Good Run. It was a

great success and the atmosphere was fantastic on the day. We’re very grateful to our dedicated team

of volunteers, participants, supporters and of course our generous sponsors who contributed to its

success. We’ve had really positive feedback and are thrilled everyone enjoyed the event so much”

Sponsors of the event included Canon Ireland, Runzone Rathgar, Fyffes, Reynolds Logistics, EBS

Whitehall, Butlers Chocolate, Haribo, Cronin and Sutton Consulting and King Koil.

ENDS

For further information please contact:

Brendan Barr     086 739 4509       brendanbarr@hotmail.com

Olivia Tracey       087 9626338        livtracey@hotmail.com

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