Twelve thousand multi-coloured balls will race down Patrick’s Hill next week in order to raise money for the installation of defibrillators across Cork city centre.
This is the sixth year of the Ball Run and the funds raised to date have enabled Cork Lions to install 12 publicly available 24 hour accessible defibrillators.
This year's Ball Run takes place on Monday, March 18 at 2pm.
Cork Lions Club aim to have 13 AED’s in the city centre and will continue to locate AED’s in the wider city area with the support of the residents of Cork City.
President of Cork Lions Club, Pat Desmond, said: “We’re delighted to again run the Patrick's Hill Ball Run which is our primary fundraiser for the City Centre Defibrillator Project. Cork Lions Club will also be taking the opportunity to collect old glasses as part of their Recycle for Sight Campaign."
"This project recycles old spectacles which are cleaned, graded and distributed at eye clinics in the third world. We are appealing to the public to clean out their old glasses from drawers and bring them along to the hill on Monday, March 18.”
The public can support the ball run by buying a ball through the website http://www.corklionsclub.ie All monies raised locally stay local.