Take on the ‘31 Miles in May’ challenge and
support dementia care in the Mater Hospital

The Mater Hospital Foundation is calling on people across the country to lace up, head out and take on its new 31 Miles in May challenge, supporting dementia care in the Mater Hospital.

This challenge is a great opportunity for family members, friends, carers and anyone wanting to make a difference to get active for a really important cause. Taking time out to walk just one mile a day is beneficial for physical and mental well-being, and can be of real benefit to carers of people with dementia.

31 Miles in May is also a great way for companies to get their teams active and working together to raise vital funds in support of dementia care. Getting involved couldn’t be easier. Simply visit www.materfoundation.ie to register for your free challenge t-shirt (while stocks last!), miles tracker and set up your fundraising page on either Facebook, Instagram or JustGiving.

Mater Hospital Foundation's 31 Miles in May for Dementia Care at the hospital.

Join the exclusive 31 Miles in May private Facebook group to connect with other challenge participants from across Ireland, to get inspired and stay motivated for your challenge. Get the word out to your loved ones, friends and colleagues about the challenge and ask them to donate to support. Everyone who completes the challenge will receive a special Mater Hospital Foundation certificate to celebrate their achievement.

Mater Hospital Foundation supporters have already supported a number of initiatives to support dementia patients in the Mater Hospital, like refurbishing St. Anne’s Dementia Friendly Ward and funding the unique ‘RITA’ (Reminiscence / Rehabilitation and Interactive Therapy Activities) technology that helps patients remember and share events from their past. Funds raised by the 31 Miles in May challenge will be put to work where they are needed most to continue to make a real difference in the hospital.

Commenting on the Mater Hospital Foundation’s 31 Miles in May challenge, Mary Moorhead, Chief Executive, says: “Many of us are affected by dementia in our lifetime, whether that means facing dementia ourselves, or caring for a loved one with the condition. That’s why it is so important to work together to provide the very best support to those facing this journey in their lives. Here in the Mater Hospital Foundation, we are committed to being there to support patients in the Hospital. We hope you’ll join us for this very special challenge for dementia care.”

To learn more and sign up for 31 Miles in May, simply visit the Mater Hospital Foundation website at www.materfoundation.ie, email contact@materfoundation.ie or call 01 830 3482.

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