Run for a life – and help with an organ

by Dave O'Connor

Popular RTE broadcaster Ray D’Arcy stepped out with two lively young transplant recipients for a photocall to highlight the Irish Kidney Association’s upcoming annual family fun run, Run For A Life.
The charity fundraiser which will take place at Corkagh Park, Dublin 22 on Saturday, May 20, celebrates the ‘gift of life’ and aims to raise awareness about the vital importance of organ donation and transplantation.
At the photocall, Ray was joined by Shannen Proudfoot (age 10) from Nobber, Co Meath, who underwent a kidney transplant operation three years ago at Temple Street Hospital thanks to her donor aunt, Ann McGivney, whose donor operation took place at Beaumont Hospital.
Representing Children’s Liver Disease Ireland (CLDI) was Elizabeth Murphy (age 11) from Ballyboughal, Dublin.
Elizabeth underwent a liver transplant when she was just five months old at King’s College Hospital, in London, while under the care of Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital.
Run for a Life is open to people of all ages with the option of walking, jogging or running competitively in either a chip-timed 2.5km, 5km or 10km distance.
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