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Jerrys Run For IMNDA - During the month of July 2022 Jerry will set out to complete a 10km run in all 32 counties in Ireland. Jerrys Run For IMNDA - During the month of July 2022 Jerry will set out to complete a 10km run in all 32 counties in Ireland.

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32 County 10km run Challenge run for Motor Neurone Disease

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Jerrys Run For IMNDA – During the month of July 2022 Jerry will set out to complete a 10km run in all 32 counties in Ireland.

The challenge begins July 1 in Tramore and will finish July 31 in Raheen

Jerrys Run For IMNDA
The aim of the run is to raise awareness about Motor Neuron Disease and to honour his dad.

On January 18th 2010 Tramore native John Twomey lost his fight to Motor Neurone Disease (MND). His son Jerry Twomey has decided to set himself a challenge to mark John’s birthday this year. A challenge that will begin in Tramore on July 1 and finish in Raheen on July 31, at the very doors he called home when he was born and when he died. Jerry is a solicitor with Frances Twomey & Co. Jerry is also well known in sporting circles having coached underage soccer, rugby, GAA and swimming for the last 17 years. Jerry is also the current Chairperson of Gaelscoil an Raithín Board of Management and is an Ambassador of the IMNDA. During the month of July 2022 Jerry will set out to complete a 10km run in all 32 counties in Ireland. The run is to honour his Dad, but more importantly to raise awareness and much-needed funds (details below) for MND.

“We met angels and helpers in many forms while Dad suffered his illness with dignity. The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA) was of immeasurable support to us and are an endlessly worthy charity to go the distance for. I have been training hard since January and at times I felt that completing this challenge is way beyond me. What better way to honour the memory of my brilliant Dad than to face a challenge bigger than I feel possible.”

Please keep an eye out for Jerry pounding the streets of Tramore; he’d be very grateful for the company if you fancy joining him for a kilometre or two along the way. Jerry is reaching out to everyone in the Motor Neurone Disease family, and also sports clubs, running clubs, and social groups to join him along the way, in their runners or on their bikes – everyone is welcome.

“With company the run feels half as long and twice as easy” he adds. “I would be delighted to hook up and run with people wherever they are. Just get in touch and I will be there.”

For more info, or to follow the run, check out the hashtag – #runningthecountry on Twitter

and Instagram (@runforimnda). There’s a Facebook page too, or you can contact Jerry on [email protected]

MND is a progressive neurological condition that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. This means messages gradually stop reaching the muscles, which leads to weakness and wasting.

In order to provide these vital services the IMNDA depends heavily on the generosity of the public and friends of the association.

In Ireland, one person dies every five days from this devastating disease. MND is a progressive neurological condition that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones. It is a condition that leaves people unable to do the everyday things that the rest of us take for granted. Walking, talking and swallowing may become virtually impossible. MND strikes people across all ages and there is currently no known cure. The IMNDA provides specialised services for people affected by this debilitating disease such as equipment on loan, financial assistance towards home help, advice and home visits by a MND Nurse Specialist. The association also funds research.

To donate to Jerrys Run For IMNDA go HERE

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Schedule of counties for Jerrys Run For IMNDA 10km during July 2022…

Friday July 1st Waterford

Saturday July 2nd Carlow & Wexford

Sunday July 3rd Kilkenny & Laois

Monday July 4th Rest day.

Tuesday July 5th Cork.

Wednesday July 6th Co. Clare.

Thursday July 7th Rest day.

Friday July 8th Dublin.

Saturday July 9th Meath & Louth

Sunday July 10th Wicklow & Kildare

Monday July 11th Rest day.

Tuesday July 12th Co. Tipperary

Wednesday July 13th Offaly

Thursday July 14th Rest day.

Friday July 15th Monaghan.

Saturday July 16th Antrim & Derry.

Sunday July 17th Down & Armagh.

Monday July 18th Rest day.

Tuesday July 19th Rest day.

Wednesday July 20th Rest day.

Thursday July 21st Sligo.

Friday July 22nd Leitrim & Donegal.

Saturday July 23rd Fermanagh & Tyrone.

Sunday July 24th Longford & Cavan.

Monday July 25th Rest day.

Tuesday July 26th Westmeath

Wednesday July 27th Co. Galway

Thursday July 28th Rest day.

Friday July 29th Kerry.

Saturday July 30th Mayo & Roscommon.

Sunday July 31st Limerick.

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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