Sunday 20 January 2019

Charity luncheon for stroke victims

Jessica Farry

The Irish Heart Foundation will host an inaugural 'Heart to Heart Charity Luncheon' at the Radisson Sligo on February 9th next.

It is anticipated the Heart to Heart Luncheon will become an annual fixture in the Irish Heart Foundation's calendar with net proceeds from the luncheon going to the Irish Heart Foundation to support research, advocacy, education and provision of services in the continuing fight against heart disease and stroke, specifically the Stroke Support Group based in Sligo.

Clare Ronan of Ocean FM will serve as the Master of Ceremonies, while Dr Paula Hickey and Dr Donal Murphy of Sligo University Hospital, will speak to the impact of the Irish Heart Foundation in our community.

Dr Paula Hickey of Sligo University Hospital says: "In Ireland we are ageing successfully - more and more of us leading healthy active lives when middle-aged or retired. However along with the growing number of older people in our society, we are witnessing a rise in the numbers suffering stroke - the major cause of disability in adults in this country.

"We are therefore grateful to the Irish Heart Foundation in supporting us locally in raising awareness and in fund-raising to support our ongoing efforts in prevention, treatment and support for those who are victims of stroke"

This year's event will be enhanced by the inspiring story of IT Sligo's Padraic Cuffe, a stoke survivor and member of the local Stroke Support Group. Tickets cost €50, contact for more.

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