Join Croí on a virtual walk to the Wild Atlantic Way

Galway Daily life & style Join Croí in a virtual walk to the Wild Atlantic Way

Join Croí, the Heart & Stroke Charity, this St. Patrick’s Day on a virtual mission and discover Ireland’s stunning Wild Atlantic Way.

Croí’s Couch to Wild Atlantic Way offers people a chance of a lifetime to enjoy the west coast by running, walking or jogging part of this spectacular route over the next six weeks on a virtual mission.

Your progress will be tracked through an interactive map, where people can sponsor you along your way to raise essential funds for the Galway based charity.

“We launched this event last year to give people an exciting virtual mission in support of Croí, while adhering to the guidelines,” explains Croí’s Fundraising Director, Christine Flanagan.

“Our interactive Wild Atlantic Way map connects people with the beautiful west coast, even from their local 5km.”

Demand for Croí services has increased throughout the pandemic, as COVID-19 has made it more difficult for people to access some health services, and exacerbated isolation among vulnerable people.

Croí responded to the needs of those living with heart disease and stroke with a range of new services, including a free telephone helpline, Heartlink West; virtual stroke support groups; virtual fitness classes; and online webinars and health chats. 

But at the same time as the range of services on offer, and the number of people availing of them, has skyrocketed, it has become much harder for charities like Croí to fundraise.

We hope you will join us on this virtual mission. Your support is vital to Croí– every euro raised will help the fight against heart disease and stroke,” says Flanagan.

Registration is just €15, and all registrants receive an eco-friendly Couch to Wild Atlantic Way medal, plus participants who raise over €50 will receive a Wild Atlantic Way t-shirt. 

Register now at Let’s fight heart disease and stroke together, one step at a time.