Running for The Mercy

Shannen Bulman Joyce was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin?s Lymphoma in July, 2014 and following an 18 week course of chemotherapy is now clear from the cancer. The 19 year old from Youghal was treated at The Mercy University Hospital and is urging people to take part in this year?s Cork City Marathon to raise money for the Mercy Hospital Foundation.

A number of Shannen?s family, friends and her Youghal Camogie Club teammates have signed up to ‘Team Mercy’. They are hoping to raise ?16,000 to improve overall patient comfort and funds raised by the group will be used to purchase eleven recliners, at a cost of ?1,300 each. Patients undergoing chemotherapy use the recliners to make them feel as comfortable as possible.

The support, care and understanding that I received from the staff at The Mercy, on what was the toughest journey of my life was phenomenal. I was looked after so well, not only in St. Therese?s Ward, but also in a number of other wards including St. Anne?s that I spent time in at one point. It wasn?t just me they looked after though, they also helped my family through it. That?s why I?m urging people to run the Cork City Marathon in aid of the Mercy Hospital Foundation,” said Shannen.
Find out more about the Cork City Marathon here. Anyone interested in taking part in Cork City Marathon on 1st June in aid of the Mercy Hospital Foundation can register online for their Mercy pack. You can also phone Deirdre 021-4274076 or email deirdre@mercyfundraising.ie.