Make your Mark on Cancer

Sunday 21st July 2019

Make Your Mark on Cancer is a 22km sponsored walk held in memory of Mark Prendergast who sadly lost his battle with Testicular Cancer in June 2012. “Mark enjoyed his life, and although taken too young by cancer he has instilled in family and friends a zest for life and an urge to help other cancer patients and their families. We honour the taken, we admire the survivors, and we support those currently fighting. His motto ‘Look up, not down; look out, not in; look forward, not back’ lives on.” – Fiona Prendergast, Mark’s wife.

Where & When

The 22km walk begins at The Viaduct Inn at 9 am on Sunday 21st July 2019 and ends in the Town Hall in Bandon. There will be complimentary buses generously provided by our sponsor McCarthy’s Coaches leaving from Kelleher’s Builder Providers at 8 am to drop walkers to the Viaduct to begin their walk. There will also be a starting point in Innishannon for those who want a shorter option, and everyone is welcome to join the walk – you can even dress up if you like! 


To register, visit or telephone 086 4542132. Sponsorship cards are now available for walkers so get yours today. Registration will also take place at Bandon Town Hall in the weeks leading up to the Walk (dates and times TBC). You will be able to collect Sponsorship Cards then. T-shirts will be available for €10. For those who haven’t taken a Sponsorship Card you must register and pay €25. Registration will take place on the morning of the walk at the Viaduct from 8 am.  

On registration you will be given a Walk Number (Gardaí/insurance requirement) – all participants must get their Walk Number!

Where will funds raised go?

Funds raised will go to support The Mercy Cancer CARE Centre which will provide a quiet, safe place for patients to help them deal with their cancer journey through one-to-one support and counselling in a non-clinical and relaxed environment. 


Sincere thanks to: Cork’s C103, AceSigns, McCarthy Coaches, Caulfield’s SuperValu, Dessi Electrical, Lidl (Bandon) O’Sullivan’s Centra, The Viaduct Inn and all other sponsors. Please visit for the full list of sponsors.