On the 22nd of May, the Coláiste Dún Iascaigh students’ council are hosting a fun run and walk for the Children’s Arthritis charity ICAN. The event will begin at the Coláiste at 10am and entrants can walk or run a distance of their choosing.
The aim is to both fundraise and more importantly raise awareness of the life-changing work that this wonderful charity does.
In the charity’s mission statement it tells us that: ‘The object of ICAN is to provide a national support network for children with arthritis and their families through the provision of factual, practical and emotional support. It aims to pull together the wider community of affected children in Ireland as well as raise public awareness of childhood arthritis. It endeavours to ensure that all Irish children receive the minimum standard of medical care recommended for children with juvenile arthritis as set out by the World Health Organisation.’
Students in the Coláiste have already been training to set a good strong pace for the event and challenges have been laid down by members of staff who plan to keep bragging rights in the staffroom.
The event will be started by Irish and Munster player, Tommy O’Donnell. Tommy is a past pupil of the Coláiste and a patron of ICAN.
The Coláiste welcomes support from all running and other sporting groups, primary schools and individuals in the surrounding communities who wish to take part. If you would like further information, you can contact the Coláiste at 052-7442828.