Take a Summer cycle in aid of Croí and help people living with heart disease and stroke

Pictured at the launch of 'My Summer Cycle for Croí' at Croí House, Galway, from left Dr Jim Crowley (Medical Director Croí); Bernard Dempsey (Corrib Oil Tuam) Alan Connolly (Westside Bikes) and Paul Burke (Corrib Oil Tuam) Photo: Boyd Challenger.

Pictured at the launch of 'My Summer Cycle for Croí' at Croí House, Galway, from left Dr Jim Crowley (Medical Director Croí); Bernard Dempsey (Corrib Oil Tuam) Alan Connolly (Westside Bikes) and Paul Burke (Corrib Oil Tuam) Photo: Boyd Challenger.

Croí, the Heart and Stroke Charity, is thrilled to announce ‘My Summer Cycle for Croí’, taking place this August Bank Holiday weekend - your location, your route, your way!

Join Croí supporters including Jim Crowley, heart specialist at Galway University Hospital, former Galway hurling star, Ollie Canning, and cycling clubs across the country, for a cycle to raise funds in support of those affected by heart disease and stroke. With restrictions easing, cyclists are asked to follow guidelines on social distancing and to cycle their favourite local route this August long weekend in aid of Croí.

Prof Jim Crowley said: "I’ll be taking on ‘My Summer Cycle for Croí’ this August long weekend. It’s a great event to raise much-needed funds for Croí as it supports people living with heart disease and stroke, especially during these difficult times. And it’s great to get out on the bike, bring the family and cycle in support of your own heart health."

Registration is a €25 donation to Croí, and cyclists are encouraged to try and fundraise at least €1 for every kilometre cycled. All registrants receive a special Croí Summer Cycle neck snood!

"Bring your family, friends or team mates together for Croí’s Summer Cycle - all ages and cycling abilities are welcome to take part and help us raise much-needed funds to support our work in fighting heart disease and stroke," said Christine Flanagan, Croí’s Director of Fundraising.

Croí is facing an unprecedented challenge – people living with heart disease and stroke are most at risk if affected by COVID-19 and they need Croí’s support services more than ever. Funds raised will directly support the Croí Heartlink West programme, which is a ‘free of charge’ support service for heart and stroke patients and their caregivers, providing direct access to the Croí specialist health team.

Flanagan added: "Here at Croí, we rely on our own fundraising activities as we are not state-funded, and with the cancellation of so many of our events this year, we are appealing for support with this event. Last year we celebrated 25 years of the Croí cycle; this year is going to be different, but we ask that you still cycle for Croí - your location, your route, your way."

Learn more about the cycle and register now at www.croi.ie/mysummercycle Croí’s Summer Cycle is supported by Corrib Oil, Al Hayes Motors and Challenge Cycling Club.

 

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