On August 9th, while most of us will still be enjoying our Sunday morning lie in, over 2,000 athletes will be starting a mammoth challenge that will take in the counties of Dublin, Meath and Kildare, and the sports of swimming, cycling and running.
Professor Doug Veale, Consultant Rheumatologist in St. Vincent’s Hospital is one of these athletes who will take on the Ironman 70.3 triathlon, to help raise funds for Arthritis Ireland.
Prof. Veale will swim 1.2 miles, cycle 56 miles and run 13.1 miles – all within and 8.5hour cut off- to raise funds which will support the Arthritis Ireland Research Nurse Network.
Will you support Prof. Veale as he takes on this challenge?
At Arthritis Ireland we know that with the right investment, new and better treatments can be found for arthritis which affects nearly 1 million adults and over 1,000 children in communities all around Ireland.
Ultimately, our goal is to find a cure.
To this end, Arthritis Ireland is funding research Chairs in UCD and in Trinity College, Dublin. A key part of this work is a team of specially trained nurses that will work in conjunction with the Chairs. They will collect blood and tissue samples from arthritis patients all over Ireland in order to speed up research.
However, we need your support to ensure that we can continue to fund this project.
By supporting Prof. Veale on this sporting challenge, you will be ensuring that Arthritis Ireland can continue to invest in ground-breaking research, which will help lead to a better understanding of Arthritis, and the development of new treatments and drugs which will ensure that more people can reclaim their lives from this devastating disease.
100% of your donation will be directed towards funding this critical part of our research.
To make a donation and to leave Prof. Veale a message of support, please visit the online sponsorship page by clicking here.
Alternatively text the word JOINTS to 50300 to donate €4.
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