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Cancer patients from all over Ireland will benefit from the Musgrave Triathlon, as this year, it has extended its fundraising support further by making a €50,000 donation to Cork Cancer Research Centre.

Cork Cancer Research Centre (CCRC) is an internationally recognised cancer research centre that investigates major issues that concern the origins, progression and treatment across all variants of cancer. Engaging more than 30 scientists and doctors and based in the BioSciences Institute, UCC, Cork, its purpose is to provide the discovery and innovations that may be applied to the prevention of cancer and the development of more effective treatment strategies.

Since its inception in 2002, the annual Musgrave Triathlon has raised a staggering €2.9 million in much needed funds for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, the Irish Cancer Society and most recently Cork Cancer Research Centre.

Commenting, Martin Kelleher, Managing Director, Musgrave said “To visit Cork Cancer Research Centre today and hear about the tremendous work that is being carried out in terms of research to eradicate this awful disease is inspiring and provides us with great hope for further breakthroughs in the future.

We are delighted to make this donation to CCRC, which demonstrates the tremendous contribution all Triathlon participants and volunteers make towards ensuring this annual event is such an overwhelming success. Community is at the heart of our organisation and each year I am astonished and proud of the support and generosity of our SuperValu and Centra retailers, Musgrave staff and all our suppliers.

Dr. Declan Soden, Principal Investigator, Cork Cancer Research Centre said, “This contribution from the Musgrave Triathlon makes a significant impact on the work carried out in the centre. To date this is our second largest corporate donation and one we are extremely grateful for.

Not only does this help us continue our research but it also guarantees that we can keep our top class graduates working with us on research that will have a profound effect on the area of cancer treatment in the future. It is amazing to see what one organisation can do with a one day event when there is the commitment and determination of all involved to raise funds for very worthy causes.

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