‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’, the Beirne’s who run a farm in Leitrim, stepped out with kidney and liver transplant children for a photocall to encourage the public to take part in the Irish Kidney Association’s ‘Run for a Life’ family fun run which will take place at Corkagh Park, Clondalkin, Dublin 22 at 12pm on Saturday 19th May. www.runforalife.ie
The Beirne family, from Mohill, Co Leitrim, who won the hard-fought coveted title of Ireland’s Fittest Family in the RTE TV Series 2017, are eager to support the Fun Run, as it represents a cause close to their hearts, in aiming to raise awareness about the life-saving importance of organ donation and transplantation.
Run For Life
Jonathan, Dearbháile, Keith and their father Michael Beirne from Mohill, Co. Leitrim gathered at Carton House Hotel in Kildare for the photocall and were joined by kidney transplant recipient Darragh O’ Haire (9), from Johnstown Bridge, Enfield, and liver transplant recipient girls Tara Madigan (11) from Castleconnell, Limerick and Éabha Devitt (7) from Dunboyne, Co Meath and their families.
There are approximately 550 people in Ireland awaiting life-saving heart, lung, liver, kidney and pancreas transplants. Thanks to the gift of organ donation almost 3500 transplanted people in Ireland are enjoying extended life.
The ‘Run for a Life’ family fun run is open to people of all ages and levels of fitness who can choose to walk, jog or run in the chip-timed event, which offers prizes for winners in a choice of 2.5km, 5km & 10km distances.
Entry fee is €20 adult, €10 child and €45 for a family of up to 2 adults and 4 children. All finishers will receive a medal and entry fee also includes soup and sandwiches. For more information on the event visit website www.runforalife.ie
Organ Donor Cards can also be obtained by phoning the Irish Kidney Association tel. 01 6205306 or Free text the word DONOR to 50050. Visit website www.ika.ie/get-a-donor-card or download the ‘Digital Organ Donor card’.