Walk For Ataxia
Peter Finn, a Clontarf native, suffers from a condition called Friedreich's Ataxia. He requires around the clock care and his condition continues to get worse. Friedreich's Ataxia is an incurable condition. Friedreich’s Ataxia is a rare, progressive, inherited condition that primarily affects the central nervous system and the heart. In most cases it shortens life expectancy of the sufferer.
Peter is a 32 year old ex-Belvederian who was diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia in 1993. He graduated with a Law degree from Trinity College in 2006, but due to the rapid progression of the disease he is now wheelchair bound and requires around the clock support.
Peter’s brother Kevin and a group of friends are organising a charity walk, ‘Walk for Ataxia’, on June 20th 2015 to raise money for research and awareness for Friedreich's Ataxia. The walk is from Clontarf Rugby Club to Old Belvedere RFC.
There will be a party consisting of a BBQ, music, drinks & raffle in Old Belvedere at the end of the walk. Peter’s family and friends aim to raise €50k. Ataxia UK hope to have a cure for this condition by 2020.
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