Croke to Croagh , Leman Charity Challenge raises over 21k for the Marie Keating Foundation

On Saturday 8 September 2018, two teams from Ogier Leman raced their way from Croke Park Stadium, Dublin to the bottom of Croagh Patrick, Mayo and climbed the 764M mountain in wind and rain to raise money for the Marie Keating Foundation.

Along the route the two teams completed various challenges in each of the 7 counties they went through. In doing so, they raised €21,603 for the Marie Keating Foundation.

Managing Partner at Ogier Leman, John Hogan said: “This event was one of the most challenging races which we have embarked on so far. It was the 8th year that Ogier Leman has organised a charity challenge and in that time, we have raised over €190,000 for amazing charities. Each year the race gets a little more daring. We are genuinely honoured to join up with such a worthy charity again this year, we know that unfortunately every family in Ireland will or has been affected by cancer and the Marie Keating Foundation can help these people by making cancer less frightening and enlightening a reality. We are really grateful to our clients, our team, and suppliers who helped us to help the Foundation by sponsoring us to reach our €20,000 target.”

Linda Keating, Director of Fundraising for the Marie Keating Foundation said “We are overwhelmed by the commitment and enthusiasm shown by Ogier Leman. The Foundation receives very little government so without the support of our wonderful fundraising events like Croke to Croagh and companies like Leman we simply could not continue to provide our vital services. The money raised from this event will go towards providing cancer information, awareness and support services including the work of our Mobile Information outreach services – delivering our schools cancer awareness programme to students across Ireland – cancer support services for men and woman who have following their treatment or who are bravely living with cancer as well as our comfort fund, which provides financial assistance to people currently receiving treatment and in financial difficulty. We are truly grateful to Ogier Leman for their efforts in raising the €21,603 and we thoroughly enjoyed supporting them with their event.  We want to thank Ogier Leman sincerely for taking on this enormous challenge on our behalf”.


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About Ogier Leman

Founded in 2007, Ogier Leman is Ireland’s most innovative law firm. Ogier Leman offer legal advice to business. What makes them different is the way that they do it. They rely on innovation and not tradition to ensure that clients get the advice their business needs on time and on budget. All of their lawyers are experts in their specialist fields. Their specialties include Corporate, Real Estate, Technology, FinTech & MedTech, Financial Services, Professional Services, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Data Protection & Cyber Risk.


Headquarters: 8-34 Percy Place Dublin 4, Ireland

About Marie Keating Foundation

This year marks a very important milestone for the Marie Keating Foundation. It’s 20 years since the Foundation was set up, following the death of Marie Keating from breast cancer in 1998. After losing their mother, the Keating family promised that they would do everything they could to bring an end to cancer.  The Marie Keating Foundation helps men and women prevent cancer, detect it at earliest stages and supports them through cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

Through its community information service, the Foundation’s nurses have talked to over 260,000 people about the causes and risk factors of cancer. The Foundation offers national awareness and education programmes covering the most common cancers affecting people in Ireland, including bowel, breast, lung, prostate and skin cancer.

Through its Comfort Fund, the Marie Keating Foundation provides financial assistance to people who are receiving treatment for any kind of cancer and who find themselves in financial difficulty as a result. In 2017 alone, over 530 families received assistance from the Comfort Fund.

The Marie Keating Foundation supports cancer patients and survivors through its Positive Living and Survive & Thrive programmes, which are run nationwide, free of charge, for men and women. Over 1,000 cancer survivors have attended courses and seminars since the programmes’ inception in 2014. The Survive & Thrive Programme is aimed at anyone who has come through treatment adjust to their ‘new normal’ and offer practical advice and help in many areas of life including diet and exercise, emotional support and adjusting to returning to work. The Positive Living programme is for men and women living with advanced cancer and their specific physical and psychological needs.


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