48hour Challenge - 4Miles every 4Hours for the IKA

My Name is Cian Carty Heffernan. I will be completing the 4x4x48 challenge to raise awareness for the Irish Kidney Association (IKA). The 4x4x48 challenge is 4 miles (6.44km) every 4 hours for 48hours. I will be starting on the 30th of August at 8 pm and finishing at 8 pm on the 1st of September. I will be running at 8 pm, 12 am, 4 am, 8 am, 12 pm, etc. This will total 48 miles in total. 

During the past year with the Corona Virus and Lockdown the IKA have missed out on many charitable occasions e.g Run For Life to raise funds and awareness for them. 

I am doing this like I said to raise funds for the Irish Kidney Association. The Irish Kidney Association is one close to me.  The Irish Kidney Association is a charitable voluntary organisation founded in 1978. They are dedicated to meeting the needs of renal patients and their families and carers, living with and affected by end-stage renal disease. These needs are spread across all aspects of life – medical, social, and psychological. The profile of the kidney patient ranges from infanthood to the elderly who are undergoing various methods of treatment – hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis (both CAPD and APD), and kidney transplantation. 

Kidney disease affects all age groups, both men and women. The reality of kidney disease is that it may impinge on many strands of a person’s life including health, employment, education, social life and relationships, physical fitness, and general well-being.

The progression of this disease means that the patient requires a lifetime of treatment: regular out-patient monitoring, on-going medication, surgery for dialysis access, dialysis, transplantation, failed transplant, re-dialysis, re-transplantation, and so on often developing additional health problems such as hypertension, bone disease, restricted mobility, cardiac complications, etc.

Any Donations will be greatly appreciated and if you can not donate please sign up for a donor card. 
  • Shannon Carty 
    • €100 
    • 18 mos
  • Robbie Lambe 
    • €20 
    • 20 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • €30 
    • 24 mos
  • Mary Langan 
    • €20 
    • 24 mos
  • Emily O’Regab 
    • €20 
    • 25 mos
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Cian Carty Heffernan