Ken & Cormac Doonan & Caroline Heffernan – Malin2Mizen Cycle 4 CF – In Focus: Episode 184
This week I’m joined by Carrigallen brothers Ken & Cormac Doonan ahead of their second time participating at the Malin 2 Mizen Cycle 4 CF (Cystic Fibrosis) this May and their fundraising event in Carthy’s Lock 17 this Saturday evening.
This episode is brought to you in association with James McDowell Health
The brothers are joined on the show by Caroline Heffernan, a CF Advocate with Cystic Fibrosis, to tell us a little about the disease and the effect that these events and the funds they raise have on those who live with the disease.
Ken talks about his cousin who has Cystic Fibrosis and when he went looking for an event to take part in after completing the Wicklow 200 so when he saw an advert for the Cycle4CF he decided to take part and with a little gentle persuasion he recruited Cormac to the adventure.
A 640km cycle takes place from Malin Head to Mizen Head with 40 cyclists leaving Donegal on the the 7th May to raise funds for the charity stopping in Bundoran, Oranmore and Mallow before reaching the most southern point of the county four days later on the 10th March.
Caroline, herself living with CF, tells us about the improvements in medication, resources and grants which have hugely improved the quality of life of patients as well as extending the life expectancy of sufferers across the country.
Cormac & Ken tell us about their fundraising efforts with a night of music and entertainment with ‘Bite The Bullet’ in Carthy’s Bar, Leitrim Village this Saturday evening, 22nd February 2020.
You can support the lads by attending and donating on the night or by making a contribution at https://give.everydayhero.com/ie/ken-doonan-s-malin2mizen-cycle4cf