Shane Hegarty's Dublin Marathon for the Parkinson's Community
Dear Charitable Donators,
Thank you for visiting the ‘Shane Hegarty's Dublin Marathon for the Parkinson's Community’ fundraising page. By taking the time to visit this page, we already appreciate your interest in supporting the Parkinson’s Community.
Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder, with over 8,000 people in Ireland living with Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological disorder, which robs people of their ability to control their own movements, but also causes other debilitating physical and psychological complications. At present Parkinson’s is incurable, with symptoms marginally controlled using a combination of drugs, therapies and occasionally surgery.
For People with Parkinson’s
(PwP’s), it is crucial they learn how to achieve their best possible quality of life. Through the support of an active Parkinson’s Community in Ireland, we can empower PwP’s and their families. By creating the BRAINTALK project
) Dr Shane Hegarty, Dr Gerard O’Keeffe and Professor Aideen Sullivan, a group of Parkinson's researchers in the Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience, Univeristy College Cork, brought the Parkinson’s Community together to exchange and disseminate knowledge, and to improve the management and research outcomes of Parkinson’s disease. We now hope to continue to support the Parkinson’s Community
through this fundraising event, in which Dr Shane Hegarty will run his very first marathon in Dublin on Monday 26th of October.
BRAINTALK have been inspired by a number of PwP’s and Parkinson’s charities in Ireland and abroad, but no more so than Move4Parkinson’s
whose services are centred on improving PwP’s understanding of their illness and teaching them how active self-management can reduce symptoms and enable them to have a better quality of life. Shane Hegarty has thus decided to raise much needed funds for the Move4Parkinson's charity (http://www.move4parkinsons.com/
) by taking on this challenge.
You can donate via the online fundraising page. Any donation no matter how small is hugely appreciated.Many thanks in advance for your support!