Local heart and stroke charity Croí has thanked the record number of people who took part in the 7th Annual Croí Night Run earlier this month.
People from across the world took part in the virtual fundraiser, running and walking a 5km in their local area.
Christine Flanagan, Croí’s Director of Fundraising, said that over 2,800 people participated from every county in Ireland and countries such as Brazil, the UK, Australia and the USA.
She said that the charity is so grateful to everyone who joined for the event.
“It’s one of our favourite events of the year and we love seeing all of our Croí friends out running and walking in support of people living with heart disease,” she said.
With thanks to Croí’s new Night Run sponsor Irish Life Health and media partner, iRadio, 100% of the proceeds of the fundraiser will go directly to supporting Croí services.
This includes supporting the charity’s health and support programmes including Heartlink West (a free community phone line) and the Croí Courtyard Apartments, which are free to families in need while their loved ones receive heart or stroke care.
Edel McDermott, spokesperson from Irish Life Health said that it was fantastic to see so many people participate in this year’s event.
“A huge thank you to the 1,700 people who joined our MyLife challenge and tracked their run.
“Thanks to their efforts, we are delighted to announce that together with MyLife, Irish Life Health are donating a further €5,000 to Croí.”