Staying in the Saddle for Prostate Cancer charity event
THE Dublin Fire Brigade Cycling Club will use pedal power to raise funds for the Prostate Cancer Rapid Access Clinic on Saturday, October 8, for their annual charity event.
Titled ‘Staying in the Saddle for Prostate Cancer’, the fundraiser will see members of the club and members of the public cycling from DFB’s training centre in Fairview.
On leaving the training centre, the cyclists can take on one of two routes – either 50km or 115km.
This is the third year that the cycling club has raised money for the prostate cancer clinic in Beaumont Hospital, as there is a high incidence of prostate cancer among firefighters and officers of Dublin Fire Brigade.
Firefighter Liz O’Connor, originally from Kilnamanagh and the organiser of the fundraiser, said: “About 3,890 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in Ireland, meaning one in seven will be diagnosed during their lifetime.
“As one of the country’s eight major cancer treatment centres, the staff of Beaumont Hospital are involved in saving the lives of many thousands of patients, for all forms of cancer, every year.
“Patients travel from all four corners of Ireland to access specialised cancer services.”
Last year, ‘Staying in the Saddle for Prostate Cancer’ raised over €10,000 and this donation contributed to the purchase of a much-needed Transperineal Probe (TS) that will be of significant benefit to patients with prostate cancer.
Paddy Delaney of the Beaumont Hospital Foundation said: “The purchase of this probe will be a huge step forward in the quality of diagnosis, care and comfort that we can provide to our patients, and this would not have been possible without your generous donations and the support of others.”
The cycling club is hoping to build on the success of last year’s fundraiser, with Cycling Ireland members being invited to register for €35, while non-members can join for €45.
The cycle will include food and water stops, on-site and en-route mechanical assistance from Cycle Superstore, a goody bag, a bespoke finisher medal, and a hot meal from Firehouse Pizza.
Registrations for the event are now being accepted HERE.
For further information, contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.