Oesophgeal Cancer

€240 of €1,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 12 months
Oesophageal Cancer...most people can't say it let alone become aquainted with this hideous disease. Unfortunately 2016 is a year that is etched on my family because its the year we lost a Husband, father, grandad and all round top bloke to it.  Roger had a love of life, travel, classic cars and a warm wit, which is now sadly silenced. 

I am Sarah, a bit middle aged with creaky legs, but an iron clad determination to raise some funds to fight this awful disease.  I have decided to run...oh yes like a nutter I am determined to do a 10K, a half Marathon and then a full blown marathon. Its pretty simple run for money!

About the Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF)
Established in 2001 the Oesophageal Cancer Fund
(OCF) is a registered charity and voluntary organisation, which has grown to be the national voice representing oesophageal cancer in Ireland.
Our aim is to raise awareness of the symptoms related to oesophageal cancer and to provide funding for research into the disease.

Primary goals are:
Develop and improve public awareness and understanding of oesophageal cancer.

To date OCF has invested €1 million in awareness driving campaigns to increase the public’s knowledge of the symptoms that can be early warning signs. About 450 cases of oesophageal cancer occur in Ireland each year. Approximately 70% of patients have oesophageal cancer symptoms for more than three months before talking to their GP. We want to change this; as early detection can be vital in saving lives.

Improve the outcome for people with oesophageal cancer.
To date OCF has contributed almost €1.4 million in funding for oesophageal cancer research by the country’s leading experts into this disease. We have established a scientific board to adjudicate on submissions for national, multi-centre, collaborative and clinical research into aspects of oesophageal cancer care.

Finally my first event is the Dublin Port Tunnel 10K on 26th March...Look out for me I will be in a  bright pink Oesophegeal CancerTshirt!!
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This was the first of my 10K runs, through the Dublin Port Tunnel. I was slow no doubt about that 1 hour 5 Mins and 20 seconds to be precise.

Now onwards to a Canicross this weekend (thats running whilst being strapped to a dog 5K should be fun in KillyKeen forest park Cavan. Then the next biggy is the Killarney National Park 10K on 22nd July...all for OCF who do amazing fundraising for Oesophageal Cancer. Please support me if you can :)
Well I did it my first ever 10K
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Fundraising is off the ground for this great cause....I have a lot of running to do so any donnations will help make the miles seem a little less daunting!
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€240 of €1,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 12 months
Created March 14, 2017
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11 months ago
Sharon Bollard
11 months ago

Best of luck with your fundraising Sarah. X

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