22nd September 2019
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.
Team Work for Team Mercy
Come join some of the staff in the Mercy Hospital running and walking the Mini Marathon in 2019 for #TeamMercy!
You can keep an eye on some of our staff and their fundraising efforts by visiting their Every Day Hero Page
With their running and walking shoes at the ready, a host of ladies who work within a number of departments at the Mercy University Hospital will be joining #TeamMercy on September 22nd.
One of the ladies joining #TeamMercyis Carmel Walsh who works within the MUH Bed Management Unit. Commenting ahead of September 22nd, Carmel said, “Each day (we) the staff of the unit are exposed to the stress, anguish and turmoil patients and their families face awaiting diagnosis, surgery, treatment and symptom relief management. Our units mission statement leads with the declaration that the patient is the core of our focus at all times and our team here at the MUH Bed Management Unit, as well as our colleagues throughout the hospital are delighted to be part of Team Mercy on September 22nd, doing whatever we can to make a patient’s journey that little bit easier.
Carmel continued, “We urge you to support Team Mercy on Sunday 22nd September for vital funds needed to improve the patient’s journey during such testing and difficult times. We are very much aware that cancer does not distinguish class, gender, age or creed and could impact on any of our likes at any stage. Help us look after the people of Cork.”
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.
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 is easy to set up your fundraising page, see how it is done here for your iDonate page or here for your Every Day Hero account.
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.