• Danny Joyce | Editor

ALDI Calls on the Nation to Support the Irish Cancer Society’s Marathon in a Month Campaign

ALDI is proud to announce that it will once again sponsor the Irish Cancer Society’s Marathon in a Month campaign in 2022.

This year’s campaign is being supported by TV, and former Ireland Rugby Sevens star Greg O’Shea, who is calling on the public to take part and raise vital funds to support cancer patients and their families across Ireland. Marathon in a Month aims to get people moving and raise much needed funds for the Irish Cancer Society in the process. Participants are asked to run, jog, swim, cycle, or walk the distance of a marathon (42km) over the course of July. Best of all, you can do it at your own speed and in your own time. It’s your race and you can decide how you make it to the finish line. To take part, all you need to do is register, set up a fundraising page and ask your family, friends, and colleagues to support you. After that, you just need to get moving! It’s so easy to register and costs nothing! 1. Register at www.cancer.ie 2. Download the Strava app and link it to your fundraising page. 3. Update your fundraising page. Make sure to include a picture of yourself and update your story. 4. Share, Share, Share. Copy the link to your fundraising page and share it on your Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp accounts. 5. Start walking, running, jogging, swimming, or cycling. From July 1st you can start building up your kms and share your runs on your fundraising page.

ALDI staff and customers, along with Irish Cancer Society supporters have helped to raise €1.9 million for cancer services and research since 2016. Funds raised will support life changing cancer research and provide essential services for people living with cancer and their families. Donations help to provide free information and support, counselling sessions, travel for patients to and from their treatment, end of life care and much more. Commenting, Rosemary Simmons, Head of Fundraising at the Irish Cancer Society, said: “We are thrilled to have ALDI back on board as sponsor of this year’s Marathon in a Month. Last year, people from all over Ireland came together to walk, run, jog, swim, and cycle a marathon in aid of the Irish Cancer Society to support life changing cancer research and provide essential services for people living with cancer and their families. We are so looking forward to this year’s event and wish to extend our gratitude to ALDI for their ongoing support. Good luck to everyone taking part this year and remember, whether you run, jog, swim, cycle or stroll, you’re making a huge difference.” Commenting, John Curtin, Group Buying Director at ALDI Ireland said: “The Irish Cancer Society is a charity that the entire ALDI team has shown huge commitment to through all of our fundraising initiatives, and we are thrilled to be the sponsor of Marathon in a Month once again. We want to continue to help make a difference to the work of the Irish Cancer Society, and we hope that our employees, customers and communities will take part throughout the month of July.” How your donation helps: • €25 can help cover the cost of driving a cancer patient to and from chemotherapy • €50 helps to provide equipment for a Night Nurse • €60 covers a counselling session • €375 pays for one night of Night Nursing For further information on Marathon in a Month, visit marathoninamonth.cancer.ie


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