The tenth Annual Greenway Cycle in aid of Local Mayo Cancer Support Centre, Rock Rose House, takes place on Sunday August 4 and was recently launched by Regina Duffy at the Westport Greenway.
The cycle is organised each year by Local man John Tiernan, who describes Mayo Cancer Support, Rock Rose House, as a place where “a light of hope can be given to people in a very dark place in their lives who are affected by a cancer diagnosis”.
Mayo Cancer Support offers support to people affected by Cancer and their families and friends in the Main Cancer Support Centre, Rock Rose House, Castlebar and also in their outreach services in Ballina and Achill. Some of the services offered include a drop-in centre for information and advice and listening, telephone support professional counselling, therapies such as massage, reflexology and bio-energy, stress management/self-esteem courses, mindfulness, art therapy, therapeutic writing, yoga and range of support groups. All services provided by Mayo Cancer Support are free of charge.
Last year 1,994 people affected by Cancer and their families throughout Mayo accessed the services provided by Mayo Cancer Support. Trisha Greavy, General Manager of the organisation, said: "The delivery of the services wouldn’t be possible without the goodwill and generosity of the public through Donations, Organising and Supporting our Fundraising Events, which 90 per cent of our funding relies on. All money raised in Mayo goes directly to the Local Cancer Support Centres in Mayo and we would like to Sincerely thank everyone who supports our organisation so that we are able to continue to deliver the provision of services to people in Mayo affected by Cancer and their families.”
Launching the cycle, Regina Duffy stated how important support services are for people going through cancer treatment and also their family members and added that she hopes people will support both the cycle and the organisation.
Registration for the cycle is €20 and will take place on Sunday, August 4, at 9am at Westport Leisure Centre and will depart at 10am to Tiernaur, where refreshments will be served at Nevins Newfield Inn before cyclists return to Westport. Helmets are compulsory for all cyclists. Sponsorship cards are also available.
For further information you can contact John Tiernan on (087 ) 2246147 or Mayo Cancer Support On (094 ) 9038407