Feel Good Do Good Challenge
with Juliet Murphy Health and Fitness Club
Juliet Murphy Health and Fitness Club has joined forces with The Mercy Hospital Foundation to launch the ?Feel Good Do Good Challenge? which will raise funds for The Mercy Cancer Care Centre.
The 9 week fitness challenge kicked off in April and is the brainchild of former Cork Ladies Football captain, Juliet Murphy, who is challenging the people of Cork to sign up to lose weight and get fit through a combination of gym access, fitness classes, personal training, diet and nutrition tracking, weekly consultations, and group challenge events.
Mercy Cancer Care Centre
Funds raised through the challenge (and all fundraising activities associated with the challenge) will go towards the building of the new Mercy Cancer Centre based on the grounds of the Hospital which will provide a quiet, safe place for patients and families dealing with a cancer diagnosis to come to receive support through their cancer journey.
Juliet, who is the owner of Juliet Murphy Health & Fitness, said that the challenge is a great opportunity for people to get in shape and raise money for a cause the connects with almost everyone in some way or another ?It?s always a challenge to get in shape and lose weight, but the Feel Good Do Good Challenge gives people an extra motivation to start working out. We?ll support people as they train but the people of Cork have to be ready to take on the challenge. This initiative is about wanting to change, wanting to feel good, and doing good at the same time. Kids and teens can get in on the act too, with an underage challenge for 8 to 12 year olds, and a teen challenge for 13 ? 19 year olds.?
Brid Dunne is involved in the Feel Good Do Good Challenge and on Sunday 7th June, she ran the 5k Balloon Run. Here’s what she said in the lead-up to the run: “As Sunday comes closer, I cannot believe that it is 6 weeks since I agreed, with some apprehension, to undertake the challenge of running 5km. However, under the stewardship of Juliet Murphy, along with the encouragement and team spirit of my fellow runners, slowly but surely (with a few aches) our distance and speed increased through fun and laughter. The run was not the only challenge, Marie and I did a spinathon for 3 and half hours! There were early morning gym sessions and perhaps the biggest challenge is yet to come – the catwalk at the fashion show!! But I just keep reminding myself of the reason – The Mercy Cancer Care Centre – and it is enough to keep me focused!”
The 5K/10K Balloon Run/Walk took place on Sunday, 7th June in the Ballincollig Regional Park. Thank you to everyone involved in the run. All funds raised will go towards the Mercy Cancer Care Centre. See photos from the day on our Facebook page. Over the coming weeks, there will be more fun and exciting fundraising events in conjunction with this Challenge so keep an eye on this page for details.
To donate to the Feel Good Do Good Challenge, click here