THE Mercy Hospital Foundation is calling for individuals and teams to run the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon next month.
Funds raised by the foundation through the marathon will go to the Mercy Cancer Appeal.
One Cork lady joining #TeamMercy for the second year is Aisling McEvoy from Glanmire.
She will run the half marathon in the hope that she can make a difference to the cancer journey undertaken by so many families in The Mercy.
Aisling, who is a member of Watergrasshill AC spoke about her experience and why she is urging people to run for the Mercy Hospital Foundation on the June Bank Holiday.
“I know what it’s like to sit by a hospital bed and helplessly watch your loved one take their last breath. To be able to get up in the morning and run, and gather your thoughts is invaluable. It helps that fog to lift for a while, and you become grateful that you have your health and the ability to get out there and do what many others would like to but can’t," she said.
The Mercy Hospital Foundation is building this specialised Cancer Care Centre next to the Hospital to provide a quiet, safe place for patients and families to help them deal with their cancer diagnosis or to receive ongoing support during their cancer journey through one-to- one support, peer-group sessions and bereavement counselling in a nonclinical and relaxed environment.
Deirdre Finn, Campaigns & Community Manager, Mercy Hospital Foundation said they do their very best to provide Cork with a world-class hospital on our doorstep. "This is only possible through the help of our supporters and donors like Aisling McEvoy, and the many families and groups of friends who run and walk for The Mercy.”
Registered participants of the Cork City Marathon who would like to support the Mercy Hospital Foundation can log on to www.mercyfundraising.ie or call (021) 4274076 for a Mercy fundraising pack