Two years ago, the remarkable Fr. Tony Coote undertook an extraordinary walk from Donegal to Cork – some 550 kilometres – for Motor Neurone Disease.
It took a month on the road travelling from town to town in all weather conditions but in the end a remarkable €700,000 was raised for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and MND Research.
Fr Tony passed away in August 2019 at just 55 years old. His amazing journey spreading awareness of Motor Neurone Disease reached across the entire country and raised “miraculous funds” for IMNDA.
This year, due to Covid-19, the charity seeks to honour Fr. Tony’s incredible achievement and in turn help hundreds of people nationwide who are affected by this cruel and debilitating disease.
People are invited to be part of something special by taking part in their own Walk While You Can, Where You Can for MND. Just pick any day in September when you are going to complete your walk and then register online by simply visiting www.imnda.ie
Claire Byrne, Broadcaster and personal friend of Fr. Tony is asking everyone to get involved:
“Now more than ever, it is imperative that we continue Fr. Tony’s fight. Your support means vital funds will be raised to provide people who have MND with the crucial support and care that they and their families need and deserve. We are asking you to walk 5K or more, where you can and while you can. Together, we can make a difference!”
All the information you need can be found on www.imnda.ie