A 5k Glow Run will be held in memory of Jacinta O’Brien, a former member of the Physical Education and Sport Sciences Department in UL who sadly passed away from SADS (Sudden Adult Death Syndrome) in 2004. Jacinta completely immersed herself in the UL community, in sport and within the PESS faculty. In remembrance of her passing, each year a charity run is organised by the 2nd year Sport and Exercise Science students.
This year all the money raised from the run will be donated to Temple Street children’s hospital and Limerick Suicide Watch. Temple Street Hospital was chosen by the students because they admire the vital work it does in providing medical treatment for children throughout Ireland. Limerick Suicide watch aims to help people in distress or that may be feeling suicidal. Each week patrol teams are sent out to keep eyes on the river and be of assistance to anyone in need. The charity is completely reliant on donations from the public so as a year gropup they felt that it was a worthwhile cause for this year’s charity run.
The students would love for everyone in UL and the surrounding community to get involved and would hugely appreciate any donations given. The students launched the event with a bake sale on March 14th
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 21:00
University of Limerick
Contact person: Aine Gillespie