The annual 'Maurice McMenamin Memorial Fun Run/Walk' is due to take place on Sunday August 24th 2014. The run/walk will this year be raising funds for Meningitis Research Foundation and for Aoibheanns Pink Tie. Aoibheanns Pink Tie is an organisation that provides support to young children and their families through cancer.
At the present time there are two young children in our parish with cancer, Caraiosa and Katie. There are also a number of children in Moville, Fahan, Tooban and Buncrana who are attending hospital for treatment at this time. There are currently 24 children attending Letterkenny Paediatrics for treatment of childhood cancer. Unfortunately we all know someone who is in need of this support at present. Aoibheanns Pink Tie will help and offer practical support to the families of children diagnosed with cancer and who are attending St. John's Oncology Ward in Our Lady's Children's Hospital.'Focused on children attending the only treatment centre for childhood cancer in Ireland, we will support the complete family unit, of parents and siblings, who may not understand what is happening to their brother or sister'. This is a wonderful organisation and is clearly doing some great work with families today. It is such a worthy cause and a great one to be helping alongside the much deserving Meningitis Research Foundation.
This event enables the local community and those beyond to come together and remember the much loved young man, Maurice McMenamin. It is not only an opportunity to remember Maurice but to raise much needed funds for these very worthy charities. It always proves to be a fun day. And amongst all the sadness there is always joy and hope. So do spread the word of this great day.
Run, walk, skip, hop, it's all in the name of charity. And it's all a bit of fun. So get ready to enjoy a fun filled day of frolics on August 24th. The route will be from Redcastle (McGowans) to the Carmans Inn at Ture. Sure it's only 10k!!!!!
Registration for the event is just €10 or Sponsor cards can be collected from the Carmans or Harkins shop at present.