Wednesday, 22nd June 2011
Calling all Waterford runners
Join Team Eamonn Coghlan at this year's Dublin Marathon
Former world champion and Olympian Eamonn Coghlan today called on runners around Waterford to join 'Team Eamonn Coghlan' for this year's National Lottery Dublin Marathon (31st October 2011) to help raise money for the Children's Medical & Research Foundation (CMRF) at Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin.
The Foundation is an official charity partner of this year's marathon and aims to raise vital funds for Crumlin hospital and research centre as part of its Kilometres for Kids Campaign. Funds raised will go towards a number of major initiatives including research into childhood obesity as well as the upgrade of the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit on St. John's Ward where children and teenagers with cancer are treated.
To join 'Team Eamonn Coghlan' participants should register with the National Lottery Dublin Marathon and then call Crumlin on 1890 507 508 for their fundraising pack which includes a marathon training guide and running top or log onto http://www.kilometresforkids.ie for further information.
For those who want some extra motivation or want to be in peak condition for the marathon, the CMRF is offering a special VIP package for 100 runners. The VIP Eamonn Coghlan Dublin Marathon package costs €300 and includes four training clinics with Eamonn, marathon registration and a chance to win a free place on Crumlin's team at the New York marathon 2012. All proceeds raised form the VIP packages will go to Our Lady's Children's Hospital.
Joe Quinsey, CEO of the Children's Medical & Research Foundation at Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin said; "We are delighted to be one of the official charity partners of this year's National Lottery Dublin Marathon and would also like to thank Eamonn Coghlan for heading up the team as part of our Kilometers for Kids campaign. We would urge anyone currently training for the marathon or thinking of taking part to join Team Eamonn Coghlan and help us raise much needed funds of our sick children.
This year one of the big motivations behind our Kilometres for Kids Campaign will be the knowledge that we are helping fund vital research into the national and international problem of childhood obesity and diabetes."
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