In an article in the Irish Times, Sylvia Thompson brought together contributions from 5 experts in neurology on the topic of ‘how to maintain good neurological health‘ including Prof Tim Lynch the Clinical Director of the Dublin Neurological Institute.
The Henley Mermaids are a team of ladies who undertake challenging open water swimming in aid of several charities. During this Brain Awareness Week March 15th – 21st, branding it The BIg Splash, they are focusing on supporting eight charities across the UK & Ireland who are tirelessly working in the research and provision of support services for sufferers and their loved ones who deal with the four key brain conditions of Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Huntington’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. In the process of doing this they hope to raise awareness of the scarcity of access to neurological services most particularly in Ireland, where access to medical assistance and support services is often amongst the lowest in the Western world.
We’re delighted and grateful to show the tremendous efforts of ex Mater employee Martin Igoe who has raised over €5000 to support the DNI’s recent fundraiser.
Luke O’Neill is professor of biochemistry in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin. Prof. O’Neill has been making the news in recent times in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic but this week he’s making the news about the DNI 2021 Front Line Run and why ‘Run as One’ is such an important event and is so worthwhile of your support. Please listen to Luke’s message in the video below.
Sean J. Pittock, M.D., is the director of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology and of Mayo’s Neuroimmunology Research Laboratory. In this video he braves the Minnesota refreshing winter weather to offer his personal support and encouragement for our 2021 Front Line Run.
Former Republic of Ireland soccer star Kevin Doyle and Champion Jump Jockey Barry Geraghty have added their support to the Run as One DNI Frontline 5k run. Please watch the video below as they voice their support for the event and urge you to do the same.
On the 16th February 2021, Gaelic football family Noel McCaffrey (left) -in the image below- his son Jack (right) and daughter Sarah (who have all played in All-Ireland Finals) took the time out with Prof Tim Lynch to launch the 2021 Dublin Neurological Institute Frontline Run – ‘Let’s Run as One‘, over 5km on February 27th and 28th in support of the Mater Neurological Appeal. The launch took place at St Anne’s Park, Clontarf East, Raheny in Dublin. Some of the local wildlife joined in and ‘took to wing’ to mark their approval for the cause.
A stellar cast of Irish Sports Commentators have come forward to support our 2021 Front Line Staff 5k run/walk on behalf of the Dublin Neurological Institute. Please take the time to watch this video and understand why Darragh Maloney, Ger Canning, the evergreen Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Marty Morrissey consider this such a worthwhile cause to support and urge you to do the same.