This May Bank Holiday, join Adam Reddington from Fuerty, Co. Roscommon, on a 10k or 5k fun run to raise funds for two childhood cancer charities – Childhood Cancer Foundation Ireland and Aoibheann’s Pink Tie.
Adam, age 13, has himself experienced childhood cancer, having been diagnosed with a brain tumour at age five. Adam had surgery and proton therapy in Germany which was very successful for more than four years. Unfortunately, Adam’s cancer returned last year and is having a significant impact on his mobility.
However, Adam, who was very sporty and active before his relapse, wanted to do something positive in his community, as his mum Elaine explains: “Adam is amazing. He decided he wanted to do a fundraiser and picked two charities that mean a lot to him and to our family. It’s given him a great focus and something to look forward to.
“Adam feels he’s doing something really positive for other people who might have similar challenges to him. We’re very proud of Adam for wanting to do it and it’s been great for our family as his three siblings Josh, Tom Óg and Alannah are supporting him all the way”.
Laura Cullinan, Director of Childhood Cancer Foundation Ireland, said Adam is a huge role model for anyone living with childhood cancer.
“We are so proud of Adam, he’s an inspiration. Even though he is facing his own challenges, he is thinking of other children, adolescents and young adults who are newly diagnosed or going through treatment and he wants to help make their lives a little easier. He and his siblings are doing the childhood cancer community proud”.
Mick Rochford, CEO, Aoibheann’s Pink Tie, described Adam as “an inspiring young man”.
“Focusing on the needs of others is a selfless act and we are honoured to be one of the recipients of the funds raised by Adam and his ‘Super Siblings’. The funds raised will enable us to buy dry suits, pay for respite days, hotel accommodation at a local hotel when a child is in treatment, fuel vouchers, food vouchers and so much more. On behalf of all the team and the families we support, a big thank you Adam and of course your super siblings Josh, Tom Óg and Alannah,” he said.
Adam’s Fun Run will start at Mulhern Park, Fuerty GAA Club on Monday, May 2nd at 11 am. Please come along and show your support if you can. Registration takes place on the day, with 5k and 10k routes available. You can also make a donation online at www.idonate.ie/adamsfunrun
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