Karen Fenton Memorial Run
Friday, 16 April 2021 00:01
Road Race, Walk, Fun Run
Unfortunately due to Covid we were unable to host the 'Karen Fenton Memorial Run' in 2020. We had been hoping to follow up with a great event this year but unfortunately in these unprecedented times we are unable to do so. As an alternative please join us for a virtual 5km run/walk during April 2021. Run or walk anytime or anywhere between April 16th and 19th and upload your results to myrunresults.com.
We are continuing to raise much needed funds for cancer awareness, research and to support the operation of the cancer machine in CUHC. To date we have raised over €120,000 and recently we donated €80,000 to go towards the purchase of the “Ion Torrent Genexus Integrated Sequener” machine, a new innovative machine that had been unavailable to cancer patients in Cork. The machine is located in CUH, where Karen spent her final two months. Once fully commissioned the machine will operate under the expert guidance of Medical Oncologist Dr. Dearbhaile Collins and Clinical Director for Cancer Services, Dr. Richard Bambury. Dr. Collins specialises in gynaecological malignancies, including Ovarian Cancer. This state of the art technology will analyse cancer mutations and find new “precise” treatments for patients.
Any additional donations are welcome as we continue to fundraise for this worthy cause.
Visit http://www.karenfenton.ie/ for more information