Musgrave charity triathlon launched
Leinster Rugby's Rocky Elsom launches Musgrave's charity triathlon, which last year raised €350k for Irish Cancer Society and Our Lady's Hospital Crumlin
12 June 2009
The eighth annual Musgrave Triathlon, which to date has raised over €2.5 million in aid of the Irish Cancer Society and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, was launched last month by Rocky Elsom of the Leinster rugby team and Heineken Cup final man-of-the-match.
Set to take place at Farran Woods in Cork on Saturday 5 September, the triathlon attracts over 500 participants every year.
The Musgrave Triathlon, which raised €350,000 in 2008 alone, has provided much needed funds for the two charities, and to date have been used in the construction of the Oncology/Haematology outpatient facilities in the New Medical Tower at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.
Shea Fahy, HR director, Musgrave, commented: “The Irish Cancer Society and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin play a vital role in combating cancer in Ireland.
"Core to the Musgrave philosophy is building vibrant communities, so we are proud to support both organisations and to raise vital funds to help them achieve their objectives…it is fantastic to see the passion displayed by the participants, our retail partners and our staff in the run up to the event each year.
"I would urge people to log onto www.musgrave-triathlon.com to see how to get involved and raise funds for these two great charities.”