Runners And Walkers Across Cork Asked To Give Hospital’s Physio Department ‘Leg Up’ Too Purchase New Equipment
Runners and walkers across Cork are being asked to give a hospital’s physio department a leg up in a major drive to purchase new equipment.
The fitness enthusiasts are urged to give one hour of their time to back a 24-hour relay which will benefit the 23,000 patients passing through Cork University Hospital’s physio unit every year.
An ‘On Your Feet for Physio’ event, co-ordinated by the hospital’s fundraising arm, CUH Charity, is being held at MTU Bishopstown Athletics Track on January 21st and 22nd – with a maximum of 15 participants each hour.
The hospital’s physio team – which also works across Cork University Maternity Hospital – is already going the extra mile for the fundraising push as many are in training for the London Marathon on April 23.
“Staff at the physio department at CUH and CUMH spend hours and even days on their feet each week, working to better the lives of people across Cork, Limerick, Kerry, Tipperary, Waterford and Kilkenny,” said Claire Concannon of CUH Charity.
“We are asking people, whether novice or experienced joggers, to join our 24-hour event and spend just an hour on your feet running, jogging or walking to show your support and help raise funds for the physio department.
“The department is an incredible team which works across so many departments, from neonatal to geriatric.
“Using the funds raised, CUH Charity aims to support physio with new equipment so they can better serve all their patients.”
The event runs from 12 noon on Saturday January 21st right through to noon on Sunday. Friends and family members are welcome to cheer on the athletes.
Sign up to book a one-hour slot at: https://www.cuhcharity.ie/24hourrun/.