Co. Clare's Dromoland Castle will host a "Golf Classic" tournament to raise funds for motor neurone disease (MND) research on Thursday September 10 and Friday September 11.
The event has been organised by the MND Research Group at Trinity College Dublin in collaboration with a committee of volunteers led by Pat Fogarty.
Professor of Academic Neurology at Trinity College Dublin Orla Hardiman stated, "In the face of adversity brought about by the MND diagnosis, Pat decided to do everything in his power to help expedite MND research into this so far incurable disease. Realising that clinical trials are the most effective way to find treatments, Pat is generously putting his energy in raising much needed funds."
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About MND In Ireland
Approximately one in every 300 people is diagnosed with MND, and there are approximately 360 people living with MND in Ireland at any one time.
According to Hardiman, "Each patient's participation cost in the pan-European clinical trials (TRICALS) is €18,000, with the Irish cohort of researchers and patients playing a significant part."
Funds raised by the "Golf Classic" tournament will go directly to research, and will benefit the participation of the Irish patients in TRICALS.
Hospitality Ireland is happy to support the MND Research Group at Trinity College Dublin. For further information about the fundraising "Golf Classic" tournament, click here.
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