Are you doing the Helly Hansen Killarney Adventure Race for Charity? Why not do it for MS Ireland.

We are delighted to announce that we have teamed with MS Ireland as charity partner for this year’s much anticipated Killarney adventure race.

Multiple Sclerosis Ireland is a national organisation providing information, support and advocacy services to the MS community. Ava Battles, Chief Executive of MS Ireland, said at launch[image animation=”” size=”half” align=”alignright” alt=”” title=””]http://www.killarneyadventurerace.ie/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/killarney-adventure-race-064.jpg[/image] night ‘’We are delighted to be involved with the Helly Hansen Killarney Adventure Race, and we hope it will raise awareness of Multiple Sclerosis and generate much needed funding through sponsorship. Eight thousand people and their family members live with Multiple Sclerosis across Ireland. Although MS is a progressive neurological condition that can affect a person’s health, lifestyle and relationships, through the work of MS Ireland, many people with MS find ways to manage and cope with many of the effects and difficulties of the illness.”

Liam Delahunty is a dad of four from Waterford and was diagnosed with MS in 2007. He has decided over the next 18 months he will take part in 24 adventure races around Ireland.

Liam says “I just want to show other people with MS and the public that MS can still mean an active life. Exercise has changed the way MS affects me and changed my attitude to everything. I’m daring to change perception and hope others join in along the way to take part in Killarney!  The challenge is not just for the grizzly hard core adventurers as there are different route options to suit all levels of fitness. If you are looking for a Challenge in 2014 then the Killarney Adventure Race is one adventure you won’t want to miss!”

Liam’s story is inspirational and we are encouraging everyone who takes part to raise money for MS Ireland.

For more information on MS or the work of MS Ireland see www.ms-society.ie.