Cork LGFA donating jerseys in fundraising effort for baby Dan Donaher

Cork LGFA donating jerseys in fundraising effort for baby Dan Donaher
All-Star Winner Valerie Mulcahy is donating her 2006 Cork v Laois All-Ireland Semi Final jersey.

Cork Ladies Football has offered support for baby Don Donaher by helping to raise funds for the little Laois boy.

Players have been donating jerseys as part of the fundraising efforts with Timahoe Ladies GAA in Laois.

A Do It For Dan GoFundMe page was launched in March in aid of one-year-old Dan Donoher in an attempt to raise the large sum required for Dan to receive life-saving treatment for the genetic neuromuscular disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type 1 and Scoliosis.

The son of former Laois footballers Aisling and Niall Donoher has a life expectancy of 18-24 months but Do It For Dan organisers revealed that they believe they have raised sufficient funds in order for Dan to receive the rare medical treatment which, if successful, could be life changing for the Donoher family.

The €2.1 million target has been reached in just over 50 days after their fundraising efforts began. Almost €1.9m has been donated on the official GoFundMe page, and with direct donations added to that sum, it appears as though people have done it for Dan.

Timahoe GAA launched a ‘Pass the Baton to make Dan’s Treatment Happen’ initiative to raise awareness and vital funding for the Do It For Dan campaign which saw people clocking up the kilometers and donating to the cause.

As part of the fundraising initiative which has raised €9,286 to date, Cork LGFA players have been donating their jerseys.

Clonakilty LGFA’s Martina O’Brien and Kilmacud Crokes GAA Niamh Cotter both donated NFL Final jerseys, All Star Winner Valerie Mulcahy donated her 2006 Cork v Laois All-Ireland Semi Final jersey, All-Ireland star Bríd Stack donated her 2016 All-Star kit, Inch Rovers’ Angela Walsh donated two pieces of her training kit and Cork LGFA star Rena Buckley donated her 2015 All-Star jersey to the cause.

In order to win the jerseys, people are being asked to go to the Timahoe Ladies GAA Facebook page, donate to through their Pass the Baton Fundraiser link, screenshot their receipt and send it to Cork LGFA with your details and your club’s details via Whatsapp on 085-2513191.

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