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DFB Athletics - The 2 x 4 x 24 Challenge

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The 2 x 4 x 24hr Challenge is an fun filled endurance event. You will be required to run/walk 2 miles every 4 hours over a 24 hour period!!!

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On the 15th May 2021 we will be asking people to participate in the exciting 2 x 4 x 24 hour challenge. An exciting challenge adapted from the famous David Goggin's 48 hour endurance challenge.

We will be asking people to walk or run 2 miles (3.2km) every 4 hours over a 24 hour period. commencing on the 15th May . This is an endurance event but we have adapted it to be more accessible for people to participate. This will be a family, fun filled event with some amazing surprises incorporated into the 24 hour challenge to keep people entertained.

The idea came about when the DFB Athletics club was approached by F/F Ciaran Clare from Blanchardstown Fire Station who spoke to us about his daughter Sienna.

Sienna is 3 years of age with with Diaplegia Cerebral Palsy.

The family have decided to take Sienna to St. Louie in the USA for life changing SDR surgery.

(Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) is an operation used to reduce spasticity (muscle stiffness) in some children with cerebral palsy)

Spasticity has an impact on motor function and quality of life. It can effect gait, cause pain, and contribute to muscle contractures which can lead to deformities. Nerve fibers running from the muscles back to the spinal cord play a major role in maintaining the typical muscle stiffness seen in spasticity. SDR is a surgical procedure performed on these spinal nerve fibers to reduce levels of spasticity in the legs.

Unfortunately SDR is not currently available in Ireland so therefore the USA is the best place to go in order for the family to give Sienna every opportunity to walk in the future.

Parents Ciaran and Lesley Anne would be extremely grateful if everyone could sign up to this amazing challenge. We are hopeful to get as many people registered as possible.

This is a FREE virtual event but we are hoping that participants can donate 20.00 per participant to help fund their efforts to bring Sienna to the USA for treatment.

All the donation's are to help pay for the travel ,surgery, the rehab that Sienna will undergo after the surgery.

We are hopeful that we will get over 500 people signed up for this virtual event on the 15th May 2021.


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