It’s almost time for the Double D4 5k Fun Run! It is taking place on Friday the 25th of May.
This is all for a fantastic cause and some summer fun. All proceeds will be going to the Cancer Clinical Research Trust CCRT, a charity doing phenomenal work in the area of Cancer research. Please come out – Run, Walk or Crawl or even just join us for a BBQ and a fun evening.
By signing up, your €25 donation puts you in the running for a fantastic prize in the big draw and the run will be followed by a barbecue complete with live music, and more prizes to be won on the day.
If you would like to get invoved but don’t fancy going the distance then why not join our fantastic team of volunteers.
Or simply pop along for the food and entertainment afterwards. €10 will get you two drinks and a burger.
Simply register now by clicking here:
Entrants can also pay on the day.
So, Why All The Fuss?
As many of you know, the Double D4 fun run was set up by Nicky Hughes, owner of Sandymount Montessori and daughter of our CEO Malcolm Hughes, and her husband Ian Doyle. Nicky was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer just over 4 years ago at the age of 27.
Having undergone surgery and undergoing chemotherapy, Nicky and Ian decided to establish a venture to raise awareness of breast cancer and raise money for cancer charities, particularly in aid of support services for those recently diagnosed with and undergoing cancer treatment.
And so DD4 was born, with the headline event being the DD4 Fun Run held in the summer of 2012. This was a huge success, raising in excess of €36,000. Through this and other smaller events such as bake sales, Nicky and DD4 have raised over €50,000 to date. The run also exemplifies Nicky’s ethos surrounding the importance of nutrition and exercise as part of the fight against cancer.
Unfortunately, Nicky’s story is not a rare one, and many of us have been touched by cancer in some way. Fortunately there are steps we can take to help – literally. Every single penny raised from the DD4 Fun Run will go directly to the Clinical Cancer Research Trust, who conduct research in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin City University and University College Dublin.
So whether you’re the toirtoise or the hare, please do come along! I think we can all agree that the DD4 fun run makes for a very worthy cause.
Pass it on to friends & family too, the more the merrier!
- Any volunteers can contact Gillian Morgan, head of Facilities, for further information (see contact details below).
- Entrants will receive a goody bag on the day.
- Children are welcome, with facepainting available.
- The Barbecue – €10 for 2 drinks and a burger in Merrion Hall, and children eat free!
- Race entry – €25
For more information on the Double D4 race, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone +353 (0)1 661 5344