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Dublin duo to undertake an 888km Biking & Operating Endurance Problem in 24 hours for IKA and organ donor consciousness
Impressed by a transplant surgeon and likewise an in depth pal who underwent a kidney transplant quite a lot of years in the past, two Dublin Northsiders have resolved to finish an 888 KM Bodily Endurance Problem inside 24 hours this Friday and Saturday (26th/27th June). The problem, in help of the Irish Kidney Affiliation, will contain working and biking and can cowl the three picturesque seaside areas of Clontarf, Howth and Sutton on Dublin’s northside to boost consciousness for organ donation.
Two old style associates and teammates, Michael O’Driscoll from Clontarf and Gavin Downes from Raheny, will set out on their endurance problem at 6am on Friday morning from Michael’s house in Clontarf, which can even be the ultimate vacation spot for his or her journey on Saturday. Gavin, a nationwide main faculty trainer and Michael, a Power, Conditioning & Health Coach at Gravity Health in Raheny, have been coaching arduous over the few months for the problem. They’ve arrange a GoFundMe page and already are effectively on their method to assembly their fundraising goal of €5,000 for the Irish Kidney Affiliation.
Displaying up over the 2 days to assist the lads will likely be household and associates in addition to former Transplant Surgeon David Hickey who performed soccer for Dublin within the ’70s alongside Michael’s uncle and godfather Homosexual O’Driscoll the place they gained three All Eire titles collectively. Michael and Gavin have each performed hurling and soccer competitively with St. Vincent’s GAA Membership since early childhood. Having attended the identical secondary faculty, Ardscoil Rís on Griffith Avenue, Gavin went on to graduate from St. Patrick’s Faculty in Drumcondra along with finishing knowledgeable grasp diploma in main schooling via Hibernia Faculty to turn out to be a Main College Instructor. Michael, a certified private coach and health coach, graduated from Dublin Metropolis College with a BA diploma in Human Growth earlier than happening to finish a postgraduate diploma in Psychology at Trinity Faculty Dublin.
In accordance with Michael, “an in depth pal of ours underwent a kidney transplant a couple of years in the past and having spoken with David Hickey who defined the influence of kidney illness on the lives of people and households and the way their well being might be reworked on account of a life-changing kidney transplant, we determined we wished to focus our ardour for sport and health into supporting the Irish Kidney Affiliation, which is clearly an especially worthy charity which promotes organ donation. We had been lucky to fulfill David Hickey via my uncle Homosexual O’Driscoll, who was a earlier teammate of his on the good Dublin soccer group of the ’70s managed by the late Kevin Heffernan. David is clearly a extremely revered former Gaelic Soccer participant and medical skilled. David pioneered medical transplant operations in Eire due to this fact, it was extremely insightful to get his perspective on the significance of elevating funds and consciousness for organ donation. It’s implausible to have his assist for our occasion.”
“We’re very grateful to all who’ve kindly supported us with their beneficiant donations. We hope for wonderful climate over the two-day occasion! Our problem will see myself and Gavin every finishing a 400km cycle and 44km run over 4 blocks of six inside 24 hours. We hope that our Problem will encourage others to open up conversations surrounding organ donation and the immeasurable reward it bestows to these in want. We additionally want to convey a message which particulars the significance of participating in bodily train to keep up a wholesome physique and a wholesome thoughts”.
Present your assist
Organ Donor Playing cards might be obtained by phoning the Irish Kidney Affiliation on 01 6205306 or Free textual content the phrase DONOR to 50050. You can too go to the web site www.ika.ie/get-a-donor-card or obtain a free ‘digital organ donor card’ APP to your cellphone.
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