Strange Boat - Organ Donation Awareness


Astellas Transplant Fun Run

Astellas Pharmaceutical once again sponsored the annual Run for a Life event in Park West, Dublin 12 on Saturday October 13th, which coincided with the European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation. Managed by the Irish Kidney Association, the purpose of the event is twofold: to raise organ donor awareness and raise funds for the on-going work of the IKA.

IKA, CEO, Mark Murphy (centre) with Thurles group; Mike Walsh, Valerie Callanan, Kit Walsh, Olivia  Kennedy& Greg Walsh following their participation in the Runforalife 10K
Mike's daughter, Danielle, received her "gift of life" seventeen years ago when she received a kidney transplant, and is constantly helping to promote awareness of the importance of organ donation.

 Run for a Life today. Help change someone‚Äôs tomorrow.

"We look forward to welcoming you to this celebration of life through sport and we are planning a great afternoon for walkers, joggers, runners and their families", said Mark Murphy, Chief Executive of the IKA, speaking before the event.
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