‘Make your Mark' walk is launched by Rob Heffernan

July 1st, 2018 11:50 AM

By Southern Star Team

Olympic race walker and star of RTE's ‘Dancing with the Stars,' Rob Heffernan, joined Bandon fireman Dave Crean to officially to launch this year's ‘Make Your Mark on Cancer' charity walk, which takes place on Sunday, July 15th, in aid of the Mercy Hospital Foundation. (Photo: Darragh Kane)

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THE annual 22km ‘Make Your Mark on Cancer’ walk will take place on Sunday, July 15th, from The Viaduct on the N71 to the Town Hall in Bandon in aid of the Mercy Cancer Appeal, which includes support for a new Psycho-Oncology service at Mercy University Hospital.

This year’s walk was launched by Olympic race walker and star of RTE’s ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Rob Heffernan, and Bandon Fire Station’s Dave Crean, who will undertake the challenge of completing the walk in full uniform. Complimentary buses generously provided by event sponsor, McCarthy’s Coaches, will depart from Kelleher’s Builder Providers from 9am to drop walkers to the Viaduct to begin their walk. There will also be a starting point in Innishannon for those who want a shorter option, starting there at 12.30pm. Details are available now at

2018 is the sixth year of the popular walk which was started in memory of Cork man, Mark Prendergast, who lost his battle with testicular cancer in June 2012. To date, they have raised over €252,000 for cancer services at the Mercy University Hospital, with 526 people participating in last year’s walk. 

The walk on July 15th is open to people of all ages and abilities. To register or find out more, log on to or call 086-4542132.

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