Friday, July 31, 2020

The late Regina Duffy who valiantly fought a third cancer diagnosis.

The annual 50km Greenway Cycle in aid of Mayo Cancer Support at Rock Rose House will take place this Sunday, August 2, and will be dedicated to the memory of the late Regina Duffy.

Ms Duffy was a popular Westport-born schoolteacher who lost her heroic battle against cancer last December. She was regarded as a great friend to all at Rock Rose House, as well as a great supporter and advocate for the organisation.

2020 has been a challenging year for the charity with a lot of fundraising events cancelled due to Covid-19. Over 90% of the charity’s annual running costs are dependant on these events and charitable donations.

Regina Duffy, second from left, launching last year’s Greenway Cycle in aid of local Mayo Cancer Support Centre, Rock Rose House. This year’s event is being held in memory of the late Westport schoolteacher. Picture: Michael Mc Laughlin

All proceeds raised from the cycle will go directly towards the running costs of the Cancer Support Centre at Rock Rose House and the organisation’s two outreach services in Ballina and Achill, which offer a range of support services to people affected by cancer, and their friends and families.

The cycle departs from Westport Leisure Centre at 10am on Sunday, August 2. Registration is priced at €20 and will take place from 9am on the morning of the event. The event organisers are kindly asking everyone to adhere to HSE guidelines regarding social distancing.

Your support would be greatly appreciated.

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