Page 32 - Support Magazine Summer 2017
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                                                              By GERALDINE BOWEN

                                             Hugh Nolan, Pat O'Sullivan, Ray Scanlon, Lord Mayor, Cllr. Des Cahill, Helen O'Sullivan, Noreen O'Halloran, Brendan
                                                Hannon and Prof. Liam Plant at the Cork launch of IKA's Organ Donor Awareness Week. Photo: Mike English
                                            ORGAN DONOR AWARENESS WEEK          praise for the the course content and
                                              Organ Donor Awareness Week        the course mentors. If there are other
                                            started with our launch night in the  patients or carers looking to
                                            Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork. The  participate in this course we could
                                            week was officially launched by the  organise another one for the Autumn.
                                            Lord Mayor of Cork Des Cahill with
                                            special guest Dr Liam Plant. Despite  ORGAN DONOR AWARENESS TALKS
                                            the bus strike at the time a healthy  On April 5th the Branch were
                                            crowd turned up on the night.       invited to speak at Stryker
                                              Volunteers manned stations in     Neuroethology. Annette Beston,
                 Annette Beston, Mossie Lane  Mahonpoint Shopping Centre        Noreen O’Halloran and Pat O’Sullivan
                                            throughout the week and we had      spoke to the employees about Organ
                                            volunteers promoting in Crosshaven,  Donation and told their own personal
                                            Carrigaline, Kinsale, Skibereen,    stories. They reminded everybody
                                            Dunmanway, Fermoy, Mitchelstown,    present about the importance of
                                            Mallow and in Wilton and Douglas    having the conversation with those
                                            shopping centres in the city. A huge  around them, on their wishes for
                                            thanks to all those who manned the  organ donation. The afternoon went
                                            posts that week and took time from  very well and all the employees in
                                            their busy lives to help promote organ  Stryker were fully behind organ
                                            donation.                           donation and having the conversation.

                                            WELLNESS PROGRAMME                  AGM
                                              Our Wellness programme finished     Our AGM was held on Tuesday
                                            on April 1st. The candidates, who   April 11th in the Rochestown Park
              Members at the Cork launch of ODAW
                                            participated in the course, were full of  Hotel. Noreen O’Halloran, outgoing

                                             Denis McCarthy, Margo McCarthy, Phil Lennon and
                                             Pat Cummins, Ballinhassig Cllr. Des Cahill and Prof. Liam Plant
              Pat O’Sullivan prepares to open the launch  Photo: Mike English
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