Thursday the 13th of September saw the launch of the “The Big Heart Fight Night” in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation, held in the Radisson Blu hotel in Sligo.
The “Big Heart Fight Night” is a white collar boxing event which will see 34 novice boxers immerse themselves in 8 weeks of rigorous training in preparation for the event that will be held on the 10th of November.
David Muldoon, regional fundraiser manager for the Irish Heart Foundation admitted that “It is a challenging event that is guaranteed to get hearts pumping”. The boxers arrived at the launch not knowing what to expect but were soon given a taste of the fitness and endurance required in the coming weeks, which will include long training sessions and a lot of dedication.
The Irish Heart Foundation is the national charity fighting stroke and heart disease, largely funded by public and corporate donations. Their vision is that people living in Ireland can enjoy a long, active and healthy life free from heart, stroke and blood vessel disease. The charity’s work is vast and covers prevention of heart attack and stroke in schools and communities, ground breaking research, CPR training, patient support, advocacy on health issues and access to information. Recent campaigns include the launch of Ireland’s first Act FAST stroke symptom awareness campaign and the ‘Listen to your head, not your heart’ heart attack TV campaign supported by Westlife’s Nicky Byrne. This autumn the nation is encouraged to avail of FREE blood pressure checks from the Irish Heart Foundation mobile roadshow and any weekday, the public can call the National Heart & Stroke Helpline 1890 432 787 for advice on heart and stroke conditions or making lifestyle changes.
According to David Muldoon, events like Sligo’s Big Heart Fight Night are crucial to the work of the charity to save lives from the biggest cause of death in this country.
A group of IT Sligo marketing PR & Event management students are assisting the event with design and delivery. Tickets for the final night are priced at a very reasonable rate of €20 for a worthy cause and what promises to be a good night out on Saturday 10th November at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Sligo. For any further information and tickets contact David Muldoon (086 380 69 41), at firstname.lastname@example.org or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bigheartfight. Get your tickets fast; this is one night you won’t want to miss!