Former Dublin manager Jim Gavin asks for support to our frontline workers in the DNI’s 150Km Frontline Run

Frontline workers from the Mater Hospital and across the globe are taking on the challenge of running 150km to raise funds for the Dublin Neurological Institute (DNI, http://www.neurologicalinstitute.ie/), this Saturday and Sunday.

Based out of the Mater the DNI provide treatment, support and help for all those with neurological diseases including, Parkinson’s disease, Epilepsy, Motor Neuron Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Concussion, Head injury, Stroke, Headache and Migraine – to name but a few.

Former Dublin GAA manager Jim Gavin is backing the run, “I’m asking anyone who can lend their support in any way they can to our frontline staff in the DNI’s 150km Frontline Run. DNI’s funding has been decimated due to Covid-19 so this is really urgent.”

It has been a whirlwind 6 weeks for the DNI. The coronavirus pandemic has turned operations upside down but frontline staff are still working through the pressure and stress.

Providing key services has continued but, like many charities, DNI’s fundraising has been almost completely obliterated. They rely on fundraising to cover operating activities. Therefore help is urgently needed.

Prof Tim Lynch, Consultant Neurologist at the DNI said, “Our Day Ward and outpatient clinics continues to look after patients requiring neurological therapies.

“We work closely with the Mater Hospital to deal with this pandemic and treat our patients. We have always relied on the public’s generosity and support.

“Any amount donated would be a wonderful boost to us and our patients during this horrendous covid-19 outbreak.”

The DNI’s goal of 150km over the course of Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th May is a big task. They will track their run/walk using the free app ‘Map My Run’.

There will also be runners taking part in Sydney, New York, London, Hong Kong and London. Anyone who wishes to join in the run is very welcome.

To donate please go to https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-dublin-neurological-institute-frontline-run?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet