Brain Tumour Ireland News

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Brain Tumour Ireland Remembrance Service

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Remembrance Service

Saturday 22nd November

 

Brain Tumour Ireland is hosting a Remembrance Service on Saturday, 22nd of November in Dublin.

This non-denominational, facilitator lead service is open to anyone who has lost a loved one to a brain tumour.

The service will take place in the peaceful surroundings of The Sophia Centre, Dublin 8 at 11am, on Saturday 22nd November.

All participants will have an opportunity, should they wish, to share memories, reflections, poems and music together. We are fortunate to have Padraic Cawley there on the day to facilitate our service. You can learn more about Padraic’s work here. 

A light lunch will be served @ 12.30pm after the service.

Please contact sandra@braintumourireland.com to register your interest in attending the remembrance service and lunch. Attendance is free of charge.

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Brain Tumour Ireland 10k & 5k- Corkagh Park Dublin

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*** Check out all the photos from the day here ***

                                        * Full  race  results  here *

This is the third annual Brain Tumour Ireland run / walk event to fundraise for our work in supporting brain tumour patients and their families.

This event forms part of  “Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours”, a project co-coordinated by the International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA). We will donate the mileage covered in Corkagh Park to the IBTA’s “World Walk” target of circling the earth to raise awareness of brain tumours globally.

To help contribute to the mileage and donate to the work of Brain Tumour Ireland, come join us in Corkagh Park! See further information below:

When: Sunday, 12th October 2014

Where:  Corkagh Park, Clondalkin,  Dublin 22

Start time:   11:00am

Meet:  Car Park at St. John’s Grove entrance off Fonthill Road South (main entrance to Corkagh Park). Accessible by bus 68 or 69 from Aston Quay to Clondalkin.

Sign in & t-shirt pick up:  9.30 – 10.15am

Register at:  

http://precisiontiming.primo-solutions.co.uk/ps/event/BrainTumourIreland10krun5kwalkCorkaghPark

  • 10k timed run €25 (Free technical race t-shirt with timing chip)
  • 5k timed run €15 (Free technical race t-shirt with timing chip)
  • 5k untimed run & walk €10 (Free t-shirt)


Facilities:

  • Bag/key drop off point
  • Toilets
  • Parking

Course Map:

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Event Sponsors:

Sponsors Poster 2014

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Brain Tumour Ireland Wellness Days

Wellness DayBrain Tumour Ireland is pleased to present a series of Wellness Days for brain tumour patients, their families, carers or friends. Read more

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Ballyduff goes the extra mile for Brain Tumour Ireland

12th July 2014

Representatives of Brain Tumour Ireland travelled to the village of Ballyduff Upper in West Waterford this week, to be presented with a cheque for €8,400 which the local community had collected for the charity. The fundraising was carried out in memory of two local men- Paul Kennedy, and his neighbour and friend, Raymond O’Brien, both of whom sadly lost their battles with brain tumours in the past year.

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Anne Cotter and Anne Kennedy presenting a cheque for €8,400 to Sandra Doyle, with Caroline O’Leary, Jimmy Doyle & Natasha Roche of Brain Tumour Ireland. Also pictured are Aoife Kennedy, Caoimhe O’Brien, Sarah O’Brien and Peter Kennedy. Photo courtesy of Avondhu Press.

We were delighted to travel to Ballyduff Upper this week to meet the people who have raised such valuable funds for Brain Tumour Ireland. We received a typical Ballyduff welcome in keeping with the motto on their village stone, ‘NÍ NEART GO CUR LE CHÉILE – UNITY IS STRENGTH’, the Muintir na Tíre motto which this community have made very much their own.

This unity of strength was very visible as we met all the people who rowed in behind Anne Kennedy, whose idea it was to raise this money for Brain Tumour Ireland. Anne is the wife of Paul Kennedy, a local vet, who sadly died as a result of a brain tumour in August 2013. Raymond O’ Brien, a local farmer and active promoter of athletics in the community, also died as a result of a brain tumour in January 2014, and the two men were the inspiration behind the extraordinary fundraising efforts of the Ballyduff community.

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Participants at the local 10K walk.

Over 30 West Waterford women travelled to Dublin to participate in the Flora Ladies Mini-Marathon on behalf of Brain Tumour Ireland on the June Bank Holiday weekend earlier this year. On the same day these women were pounding the pavements in Dublin, local woman Anne Cotter had organised what was to be a small local ‘Walk & Talk’ for those who were unable to travel to Dublin  for the Mini-Marathon…some for gender reasons! Ultimately over 143 people from Ballyduff and surrounding areas walked from Cloonbeg in remembrance of Paul and Raymond, a wonderful tribute to both men.

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Katie Nolan’s beautiful interpretation of the Brain Tumour Ireland logo attracts attention in a local shop window.

Brain Tumour Ireland owes a really big thank you to the Annes- both Kennedy & Cotter- for the immense amount of work they put into organising this venture. Special thanks also go to Katie Nolan, a very talented local artist who painted the Brain Tumour Ireland logo which appears in the window of Pad Flynn’s Hardware Shop in the village. It is people like these who inspire us to forge ahead with our work on behalf of the brain tumour community in Ireland.

We are extremely grateful to the Ballyduff community and beyond, for donating so generously to our charity. As the first national voluntary organisation dedicated to brain tumours, the funds will be used in our work to support brain tumour patients and their families, throughout Ireland.

 

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A wonderful Ballyduff welcome for Brain Tumour Ireland. Photo courtesy of Avondhu Press.

See here for an article on the Ballyduff fundraisers in The Avondhu

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Masquerade Ball in aid of Brain Tumour Ireland

Event in association with Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland to raise funds and awareness for brain tumour patients

Dr. Amanda Tivnan, an Irish Cancer Society Senior Research Fellow, at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), is holding a masquerade ball in aid of Brain Tumour Ireland, on Friday 24th October, in The Osprey Hotel Naas.

Dr. Tivnan, conducts vital research into an extremely aggressive type of brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

Tickets for the ball are extremely reasonable; individually priced at €50 per person to include a 3 course meal and entertainment by The Hit Connection band and DJ. Tables of ten will be sold at the discount price of €450.

Tickets can be purchased by emailing amandativnan@rcsi.ie.

There are many great raffle prizes up for grabs on the night including overnight hotel stays, pamper packages, gym memberships and much more. We are delighted to have broadcaster and DJ Mr. Tom Dunne on hand to act as MC for the evening.

For full information on the event you can click on our event poster here.

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Call for submissions on medical cards

The HSE is holding a public consultation on medical card eligibility. You can have your say on how medical need should be taken into account in the provision of medical cards.

The Neurological Alliance of Ireland is making a submission to the HSE on the matter and you can make the voice of brain tumour patients heard as part of this submission. Click here to answer the NAI’s short survey (this takes 5 – 10 mins).

The HSE’s call for submissions is open until Monday 30th June if you wish to make a submission directly to the HSE. You can do so here.

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Caring for Carers

Brain Tumour Ireland Information Event for Carers

Celebrating National Carers Week 9th – 15th June

Brain Tumour Ireland is celebrating National Carers Week by holding a special get together and information session for people caring for brain tumour patients. The event takes place on Saturday 14th June, in the Westbury Hotel at 11am.

Guest speaker Marian Mahon from the National Carers Association will give a talk on caring and entitlements for carers.

We would welcome anyone caring for a friend or family member experiencing a brain tumour or other neurological condition.

Tea/coffee and refreshments will be provided. To book your free place contact: sandra@braintumourireland.com

See here for more information on National Carers Week 2014.

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Women’s Mini Marathon 2014

Update- 2nd June 2014

Huge thanks to everyone who ran or walked this year’s Flora Women’s Mini Marathon for Brain Tumour Ireland. We really appreciate your support. Thanks also to everyone who sponsored our ladies for today’s event! See here for some photos from the day.

 

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Women’s Mini Marathon 2014

We are extremely grateful to all those running or walking this year’s Flora Women’s Mini Marathon for Brain Tumour Ireland and we look forward to seeing you on race day, Monday 2nd June.

You can collect your Brain Tumour Ireland t-shirt before the race in D2 (Harcourt Hotel) Harcourt Street, Dublin 2. Directions and map are available here.

The BTI team will be in D2 from 11.30am onwards and will have someone present to mind your belongings if you wish to leave bags there. You can also leave your belongings at the Mini Marathon baggage storage area on Merrion Square West.

Further information about the Women’s Mini Marathon, including the race route, is available here.
Please note the new start and finish points for this year’s event.

We hope you will join us in D2 after the race for some well deserved refreshments! See you all on Bank Holiday Monday.

 

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Get your runners on for Brain Tumour Ireland!

Calling all Ladies!

Entries have opened for this year’s Flora Women’s Mini Marathon, taking place in Dublin on Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd June 2014.

If you would like to run, jog or walk the Mini Marathon in aid of Brain Tumour Ireland, please contact us at info@braintumourireland.com and we will post you out a sponsorship card.

You can register for the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon here.

 

Be sure to come and say hello at our meeting point on the day:

“D Two” on Harcourt Street, Dublin 2. 

We will also be in “D Two” after the Mini Marathon, when, with the hard work behind us, we will all have more time to chat! Please see a map of the venue here.

Thank you for your continued support; it is much appreciated. Support such as yours allows us to carry out important work on behalf of the brain tumour community in Ireland.

 

 

 

 

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Survey of Neurological Conditions in Ireland

The  Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI) is conducting a survey of neurological conditions in Ireland.

Brain Tumour Ireland is a member of the NAI, and we need your help to ensure that brain tumours are represented in this survey, the findings of which will be presented to Government.

The survey can be completed by brain tumour patients or their families and it can be accessed by clicking here.

The deadline to complete the survey is Monday, 10th February.

NB. If registering a brain tumour you must input “brain tumour” in the box for other conditions in Q.2 of the survey.