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Make Your Mark 2023

Make Your Mark 2023

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23rd July

Make Your Mark 2023 is taking place July 23rd!

Make Your Mark 2023, is a 22km sponsored walk held in memory of Mark Prendergast, who sadly lost his battle with Testicular Cancer in June 2012.

Make You Mark on Cancer are holding a Pre-Registration this Saturday 15th & the Saturday before the walk the 22nd in Bandon Town Hall from 10am – 2pm.


Mark enjoyed his life, and although taken too young by cancer he has instilled in family and friends a zest for life and an urge to help other cancer patients and their families. We honour the taken, we admire the survivors, and we support those currently fighting. His motto ‘Look up, not down; look out, not in; look forward, not back’ lives on.” – Fiona Prendergast, Mark’s wife.

Make Tour Mark 2023

Since its inception in 2012, ‘Make Your Mark on Cancer’ has raised nearly €430,000. We are so grateful for your support to date. The 22km walk begins at The Viaduct Inn on Sunday 23rd July 2023 and ends in the Town Hall in Bandon.

Everyone is welcome to join the walk – you can even dress up if you like! We are committed to securing funding to support current, former and future cancer patients and their families at the Mercy Hospital.

Thanks to you, we can help them through this difficult and worrying time. Your support is so important, now more than ever.




Cancer CARE Centre

For the last number of years, we have been raising funds to develop the Mercy Cancer CARE Centre. Long-awaited planning permission was finally granted in 2021. The location for the New Cancer Care Centre is 9 Dyke Parade, close to the Mercy Hospital.

Currently the site is being converted into a non-clinical facility. This facility will provide a quiet, safe place for patients and families. The new Cancer Care Centre will allow patients to access a necessary range of services, to support their cancer diagnosis.

With over €1.6 million raised so far, we have approximately €800,000 left to raise to make this long-held goal a reality for cancer patients at the Mercy. We broke ground on this development midway through 2022.


How you can Register for Make Your Mark 2023:

Online registration has now closed but you can still register at one of the times below:

Saturday 22nd Bandon Town Hall from 10am – 2pm

Sunday 23rd at the Viaduct from 8am

During registration on the day:

You will be given a designated Walking Number (Garda/Insurance necessity) – all participants must get a Walk Number!

You can take a sponsor card when you register. Please note all sponsor cards must dropped back the morning of the 23rd of July before the walk begins. To get your sponsor card visit – www.makeyourmark.ie. You can also call 086 4542132 or drop into our offices on 4 Washington Street West, Cork City, T12 CVH2.


Damien Prendergast
Carol Creen
Eoin Prendergast
Fiona Curran