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Thank you for supporting Walk While You Can 2023!!
“MND affects my arms and hands and means I struggle with everyday things most of us take for granted- from peeling an orange, to brushing my teeth to writing. I used to love running marathons but now find 5k a challenge. But I’m doing what I can while I can so I will be walking this October 21st and I encourage everyone who can to get involved. It’s only 5k and you can do it on your own, with your dog, friends or family. It’s really easy to get set up to take part and the funds raised will help people right across Ireland living with MND and their families.”
Walk While You Can first originated in 2018 when Fr. Tony Coote, well known priest, campaigner and latterly author, undertook an extraordinary walk from Donegal to Cork – some 550 kilometres, and raised €700,000 for Motor Neurone Disease in the process. That’s the power of your support!
So let’s join Andres and his wife Jennifer and help to continue what Fr Tony started this October and help keep our nurses in the communities where they are needed most.
How it works
1. Register to Walk
This couldn’t be simpler! Set up your Walk While You Can fundraising page, add your story and some photos so it's personal to you.
2. Invite and Share
Invite your friends and family to sponsor you, or join your team and walk with you! By posting on social media and emailing people, it helps us spread the word.
3. Have fun and raise funds!
Once you have your fundraisingl page you can do it your way... check out our Tips & Tools for some inspiration.
“Phenomenal. Great man, Tony. In awe and admiration of this tremendous initiative. Positivity in the face of adversity. That's the measure of this man. Great to see superb, and indeed numerous, people and organisations behind him and Walk While You Can project”
“A vital cause led by a vital man; when life cruelty seems boundless turn it into something constructive”.
"The Walk While You Can event in the Phoenix Park on Saturday last was superbly organized and thoroughly enjoyable. There was a lovely feeling of camaraderie and togetherness for a common cause. It was also great to see everyone staying behind afterwards for a chat in the beautiful sunshine".
"It was a beautiful and wonderful event. Apart from it being a successful fundraiser it must have heartened the COOTE Family to see so many Tony followers celebrating his legacy".