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FROG success takes leap to £45,123 for Cancer Focus

Shauna Loughran

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Shauna Loughran

THE annual Fun Run of the Glens (FROG) was bigger and better than ever this year with 620 road cyclists and almost 160 runners taking part. Together they raised a staggering £45,123 for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.

This brings the total raised over the 13 years of the FROG to over £280k.

Organiser Paul McToal said: “I’m truly amazed and humbled at the number of people who turn out for this event each year and the amount of money we raise for people affected by cancer is amazing.

“My sincere thanks to everyone involved for their generosity.

“This year for the first time we introduced a 10 mile and 10km FROG-Legs event for runners, which got off to a flying start.

“I’m confident this element of the event will also grow from strength to strength.

“We were blessed with good weather on the day and the feedback on the quality of the event was very inspiring and well received.

“I’m overwhelmed by the support the participants and donors have shown.”

Jillian Wallace, Challenge Events Officer, Cancer Focus NI, said: “Cancer Focus NI is extremely happy to again be a part of the annual fundraising tour de force that is Fun Run of the Glens.

“One in three people will develop cancer in their lifetime and currently there are 82,200 families that are living with cancer in Northern Ireland.

“This donation will go a long way to help make a difficult time a little easier for these families.”

For further details about the event- visit the FROG Facebook page

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