Trinity & St James’s Hospital take to their bikes in aid of cancer research
Posted on: 01 September 2016
A team from Trinity and St James’s Hospital, Dublin will be taking to their bikes next week to join the UNIPHAR C.R.O.S.S. Atlantic Cycle in support of cancer research at Trinity and St James’s.
From 4th through the 8th of September, the 2016 cycle is a 5-day 580-km affair through Dingle, Lahinch, Galway, Clifden & Westport. The cycle is the brainchild of the Friends of C.R.O.S.S. and of Paul Wallace, a rugby legend and a patron of C.R.O.S.S. Paul, along with his brothers Richard and David, and many Irish and international rugby legends, for the fifth year in a row are getting on their bikes to cycle in aid of C.R.O.S.S., a charity that supports cancer education and research in St James’s Hospital and Trinity.
Aware of cancer being a leading cause of death worldwide, the Wallace brothers decided to put energy into helping find solutions for tackling the disease through their support for education and research. Over the last four years the cycle has raised over €350,000 which has been invested in the state-of-the-art equipment.
To support St James’s Hospital/Trinity cycling team please make a gift via the website https://www.tcd.ie/development/alumniappeal/donatecurrency.php. Please put “Cancer cycle” as the specific area of the gift.
Members of St James’s/Trinity cycling team:
- David S. Byrne, Accreditation and Rankings Manager, Trinity Business School
- Dr Jessie Elliott, HRB Surgical Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, St. James’s Hospital
- Dr Terry McWade, CEO Valitacell ltd
- Tom Molloy, Director of Public Affairs and Communications
- Conor Murphy, Upper GI Surgical Research SHO, Department of Surgery, St. James’s Hospital & Metabolic Medicine Group, University College Dublin
- Derval Reidy, Assistant Director of Nursing, Trinity College Dublin
- Professor John Reynolds, Professor of Surgery and Head of Department, Trinity College Dublin; Consultant, St James’s Hospital
- Dr Caitriona Tiernan, Special Lecturer in Anatomy, PhD Candidate Translational Medicine, University College Dublin
- Nick Sparrow, Director, Trinity Development & Alumni
For more information on the cycle please visit http://crossrugbylegends.com/. This year’s title sponsor is Uniphar Group.
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