A team of Irish women involved in the PD-MitoQUANT project completed the Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini-Marathon to benefit the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland (https://www.parkinsons.ie/). Partners at the RCSI, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Pintail Limited coordinated their efforts on October 2, 2020.  To date, €770 was raised by the PD-MitoQUANT team. Clad in bright green Parkinson’s Association of Ireland tee shirts, the team included Orla Watters, Niamh Connolly, Helena Bonner, Patsy Connolly, Elena Langa, Giorgia Conte and Elisabeth Jirstrom of the RCSI, and Kylie O’Brien and Danielle Nicholson of Pintail Limited. Runners completed their routes in four different counties: Dublin, Sligo, Meath and Offaly.

Pauline Madahy of the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland remarked: “We wish to thank the team for all the effort involved in raising awareness and much-needed funds for the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland. We receive no Government funding so donations like this allow us to continue our work.”

A story about the PD-MitoQUANT fundraising efforts appears in the Parkinson’s Association of Ireland newsletter.

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