Castlecomer Sports Clubs 500km #DoitforDan

Erin’s Own GAA, Camogie, G4Girls, G4 Mothers, Deen Celtic, Deenside Wheelers, Castlecomer Athletics Club & Castlecomer Golf Club have joined forces on Monday 4th May to raise awareness and vital funds for #DoitforDan

Our players, members and supporters are aiming to run or walk over 500km on Monday  4th May. 

We as clubs combined have decided to do this is for a special little boy called Dan Donoher. Dan is the son of former Laois footballers Niall and Aisling Donoher. They have given great service to the GAA and now they need our support more than ever!

Niall and Aisling and their son Dan are in a battle that no family should ever have to be in. Dan is suffering from a rare muscular disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type 1 and Scoliosis. Dan has recently just turned 1 and the life expectancy for a SMA Type 1 child is 18-24 months.

Dan and his parents need our help! $2.1 million is required for Dan to receive the medical treatment he urgently needs in America.  To date, over €1.2m has been raised but fundraising initiatives have been impacted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

While mindful and respectful of the restrictions currently in place,  our clubs are aiming to run and walk over 500km  in a day, with all participants making a donation to help us reach our target of €4,000. 

Each person or family can map out a route within their own 2km zone and choose to walk or run. Please donate what you can. 

#DoitforDan

Donations ()

  • Margaret Furlong  
    • €20 
    • 23 d
  • Niall Campion 
    • €10 
    • 23 d
  • Niall Campion 
    • €20 
    • 23 d
  • Anonymous 
    • €20 
    • 23 d
  • Marie Holland  
    • €50 
    • 24 d
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Organizer

Deirdre Buggy 
Organizer
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