Irish Heart and Lung Transplant Association

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What summer?

'What summer? I had just two fine days on 2,500km walk', reveals transplant dad - Herald.ie

Ron Cummings and his partner Carol Brennan at Bray.

Ireland's rain-soaked summer has not deterred heart transplant recipient Ron Cummins from walking around the coast of Ireland.

See full story in the Herald

WALK WITH RON

 
My name is Ron cummins. (57) I am a Heart Transplant recipient of seventeen years.
This June the 20th , starting from Salthill Galway, I am attempting to walk the coastline of Ireland (2500km) .
I am doing this to raise donor awareness and funds for the Irish Heart & Lung Transplant Association. This walk should take me 93 days so that I finish back in the Circle of Life Garden in Salthill Galway on the 20th of September marking the 18th year of my transplant.   

Starting time for the walk on Saturday the 20th is 11.00 am. from the Circle of life Garden in Salthill in Galway.
People can donate via http://www.mycharity.ie/event/ron_cumminss_walk_around_ireland. Ron Cummins and follow my progress on my facebook page. 
We would appreciate if anyone along our route (see below) could help out with a place to stay for Carol and I. If you can, please contact carolmarybrennan@gmail.com   or phone Carol on  0864061217



SKY DIVE for IHLTA

Our thanks to Michelle and Padraig Kehoe (Wexford) who organised a Sky Dive in aid of the IHLTA.   The day was a great success and we thank all involved from organisers to sponsors and of course the brave band of sky divers !

Thanks for Ladies mini marathon 2015

Many thanks to the small but enthusiastic group of ladies who did the Mini Marathon in the rain for the IHLTA this year!   A special mention for Brigid Forde - lung transplant recipient - who wasn't put off by the weather and completed the mini marathon with her friend, Catherine.  


Events


Dublin Fire Brigade Cycling Club Charity Cycle Dublin.  
Sunday 14th June

IHLTA visit to Circle of Life Garden, Salthill, Galway.
Saturday 20 th June

20th September 2015 - Walk With Ron
Saturday 20th June


For further information on all of the above phone Paddy O'Mahony on 0874128612.

European Heart and Lung Transplant Championships - Lithuania

Congratulations to the nine Athletes who represented Ireland at the European Heart and Lung Transplant Championships in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Between them they won six Gold Medals, ten Silver Medals and eight Bronze Medals.   A real tribute to their Donors and all Donors.