Local kidney transplantee in 'Run For A Life' with Ray D'Arcy

Ray was joined by Shannen Proudfoot (age 10) from Nobber, Co. Meath, who underwent a kidney transplant operation three years ago at Temple Street Hospital thanks to her donor aunt Ann McGivney whose donor operation took place at Beaumont Hospital. Representing Children’s Liver Disease Ireland (CLDI)
Popular RTÉ broadcaster Ray D’Arcy stepped out with two lively young transplant recipients for a photocall to highlight the Irish Kidney Association’s annual family fun run ‘Run for a Life’ (www.runforalife.ie).

The charity fundraiser, which will take place at Corkagh Park, Dublin 22, on Saturday, May 20, celebrates the ‘gift of life’ and aims to raise awareness about the vital importance of organ donation and transplantation.

Ray D’Arcy, an avid runner, donned his favourite running shoes for the photocall along with Shannen Proudfoot (age 10) from Kilmainham Wood on the Cavan/Meath border. She underwent a kidney transplant three years ago thanks to her donor aunt Ann McGivney.

Also taking part and representing Children’s Liver Disease Ireland (CLDI) was Elizabeth Murphy (age 11) from Ballyboughal, Dublin, who underwent a liver transplant when she was just five months old. Continue reading


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