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Please join us in Autumn 2022 and Walk While You Can!
Every day the most remarkable people face the toughest of battles. We will never forget what Fr Tony Coote did for Motor Neurone Disease. In July 2018, five months after his own diagnosis of MND and in a wheelchair, he completed an extraordinary walk from Donegal to Cork, a distance of over 550 kilometres
It took four weeks on the road travelling from town to town in all weather conditions but in the end an incredible €700,000 was raised for the IMNDA and MND Research. From these miraculous funds, we were able to employ a fourth nurse. That’s the power of a walk and one man’s incredible strength and determination!
Your community walks will keep our nurses in the communities where they are needed most.
This September 11th, it’s up to all of us to ensure that Walk While You Can continues to raise urgently needed funds for people living with MND.
So let’s walk while we can, where we can and continue what Tony started!
How it works
1. Register to Walk
This couldn’t be simpler! Set up your Walk While You Can fundraising page, add your story and some photos so it's personal to you.
2. Invite and Share
Invite your friends and family to sponsor you, or join your team and walk with you! By posting on social media and emailing people, it helps us spread the word.
3. Have fun and raise funds!
Once you have your fundraisingl page you can do it your way... check out our Tips & Tools for some inspiration.
“Phenomenal. Great man, Tony. In awe and admiration of this tremendous initiative. Positivity in the face of adversity. That's the measure of this man. Great to see superb, and indeed numerous, people and organisations behind him and Walk While You Can project”
“A vital cause led by a vital man; when life cruelty seems boundless turn it into something constructive”.
"The Walk While You Can event in the Phoenix Park on Saturday last was superbly organized and thoroughly enjoyable. There was a lovely feeling of camaraderie and togetherness for a common cause. It was also great to see everyone staying behind afterwards for a chat in the beautiful sunshine".
"It was a beautiful and wonderful event. Apart from it being a successful fundraiser it must have heartened the COOTE Family to see so many Tony followers celebrating his legacy".