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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Cyclists pedal out for charity

Published 11/09/2012 | 17:10

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A MEMORIAL cycle in honour of a Portmarnock woman has raised thousands for a charity which funds research and awareness into ovarian cancer.

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The inaugural Frances Tobin Monaghan to Dublin Cycle was organised in aid of Sock Ireland (Supporting Ovarian Cancer Knowledge), which saw riders travel a distance of 140kms in one day. Frances fought a very brave and courageous battle against this disease for 12 months. In her memory, her family organised the event to raise muchneeded funds for SOCK. The cycle started at the Three Mile House Co. Monaghan and finished at the Naomh Mearnog clubhouse and was broken into two stages. The final stage ran from The Balrothery Inn to Portmarnock, where the family were joined by even more cyclists who had more sense than to start the cycle from Monaghan. The cycle itself was followed by a gala night in the clubhouse Founded in February 2010, Supporting Ovarian Cancer Knowledge (SOCK) is dedicated to raising much needed funds for research and awareness into ovarian cancer. Already over €20,000 has been raised and if you would still like to make a donation, just visit visit www.giveitsockscycle.com A staggering one in every three Irish people will have cancer at some stage in their lives, and support from charities such as SOCK can help raise awareness.

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