Musgrave has presented Breakthrough Cancer Research and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin with a cheque for €105,000 each. The total funds of €210,000 were raised from the proceeds of the 2013 Musgrave Triathlon. 2013 marked the twelfth year of the Musgrave Triathlon which has to date raised over €3.5 million for Irish charities.
The triathlon, which attracts over 500 participants every year took place in Farran Woods, Farran, Co. Cork.
Breakthrough Cancer Research will use the €105,000 received to enhance their FACS technology which enables investigators to see the contents of tumours and cells. This upgrade will also aid the charities research, specifically in the initiation of a lung immunotherapy cancer trial.
Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital will use the €105,000 received to purchase an ultrasound system, seven pain relief pumps and a one month patient experience programme which will benefit both the children and their families who access the charities services.
Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland said, “The Musgrave Triathlon is a firm favourite for those looking to raise funds for a good cause in a fun and positive environment. The event attracts participants from communities all across Ireland and is an important highlight in our annual calendar.”
“Every year we see an increase in the numbers of participants and are very proud of the support it provides to worthy causes. Working with our SuperValu and Centra retail partners, we are proud to support worthy causes such as Breakthrough Cancer Research and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital to raise much needed funds that will help communities all across the country.
Orla Dolan, Fundraising Director, Breakthrough Cancer Research commented; “We are tremendously grateful for the amazing support we receive from the Musgrave Triathlon. Participants from Musgrave’s retail partners all over Ireland have raised a phenomenal amount for our cancer research programmes and because of their efforts our scientists can ensure people all over Ireland will have access to new lung cancer therapies in the coming months.”
Joe Quinsey, CEO of CMRF said; “Sick children and their families deserve all the help and support they require. And they need it every day. No matter whether it is a minor injury or a life threatening illness our children deserve the best facilities to match the amazing treatment they receive from the outstanding professionals in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. The money received from Musgrave will go a very, very long way to helping those who most need care – the 153,000 children who pass through Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin every year.”