16th September 2018
Will you join #TeamMercy this year? Last year over 100 enthusiastic lads and lassies joined #TeamMercy for the Cork Mini Marathon. Hailed as Munster’s premier 4-mile road race, the Cork Mini Marathon is set to be another huge success this year.
Remember! You must register for your place in the Mini Marathon (on the Mini Marathon website as well as registering with us if you want to take part in aid of The Mercy).
Run to support cancer services
Proceeds raised will benefit the Mercy Cancer Appeal to fund key services and advancements in the treatment of and research into many cancers and in particular The Mercy Cancer CARE Centre. The CARE Centre which will provide a quiet, safe place for patients and families dealing with a cancer diagnosis to come to receive support through their cancer journey.
Erica Mulvihill, Cancer Nurse Specialist at the Mercy has spoken about the difference that funds will make: “Being a nurse dealing with cancer patients you are their advocate, you are their voice and their guiding hand when adversity strikes. It is a great privilege to be involved in this journey with patients and their families. The Cancer CARE Centre will be hugely beneficial, and as cancer nurses, it will aid our practice immensely at the time of a devastating diagnosis. It will be a safe haven in comfortable, non-intimidating surroundings where privacy and dignity are paramount, a non-clinical environment where patients can sit with family and nurses and go through the news that they have been diagnosed with cancer.”
Following the Mini Marathon, #TeamMercy participants will head to The Old Oak for our exclusive after-party special with complimentary finger food and cocktails. Some music, food, and fun will definitely help those tired muscles!
Get support behind you
Why not set up your own iDonate page and encourage friends and family (near and far) to show their support by sponsoring you on your own fundraising page. It’s easy to set up your fundraising page, see how it’s done here.
Tell your Facebook Friends
Tell your Facebook friends what you’re doing – use this Mini Marathon cover photo for your profile.
Company Match Funding
Did you know that lots of companies offer schemes where they will match the money you raise to support the charity of your choice? Why not check out if your employer offers such a scheme. You could raise even more money for the Mercy Cancer Appeal.