26 October 2023

Aidan O'Mahony, the esteemed CRY (Cardiac Risk in The Young) Ireland Ambassador and retired GAA player, in collaboration with his close friend Eoin O'Shea, have launched their unique fundraising initiative with CRY Ireland, "Try for CRY", scheduled to run from November 1st to December 14th. Instead of embarking on the traditional Camino, Aidan and Eoin are challenging participants to complete a leg of the Camino from the comfort of their own homes. The aim of the challenge is to get people out walking / jogging / running the distance of the Camino (a leg of it), and more importantly donating to CRY Ireland. 


The beauty of "Try for CRY" lies in its inclusivity, with an open invitation for everyone to take part. The primary goal is to inspire individuals to step out, whether in their living rooms, gardens, or local parks, and complete a distance equivalent to a Camino leg, all while contributing to CRY Irelands crucial cause.


Aidan and Eoin will partake in the 200km challenge, but participants can tailor their challenge by choosing from a variety of distances, including 60k, 100k, 180k, or 200k, accommodating a wide range of fitness levels and preferences.


Aidan O’Mahony commented on the fundraiser: “ ‘Try for CRY’ is all about coming together and challenging ourselves for a cause that's close to our hearts. Even if we can't walk the Camino physically, we can walk it in spirit from our own homes, parks, gyms and that's a powerful way to make a difference. So I encourage everyone to join in and make sure to tag myself and CRY Ireland on social media to follow along on your journeys.” 


Lucia Ebbs, CEO of CRY Ireland also added: “We are incredibly grateful for Aidan and Eoin's dedication to our cause. “Try for CRY” is a remarkable initiative that not only raises awareness but also encourages individuals to participate and donate what they can for a truly worthwhile cause. We invite everyone to join this extraordinary journey and be part of the positive change we can make together.”


For those eager to get involved and support this cause, donations can be made directly at https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/AidanOMahony. Your contribution will go a long way in helping CRY Ireland fulfil its mission of protecting young hearts and providing essential support to families in need.


Tag @aomfitness1 and @cryireland on Instagram using the hashtag #TryForCRY