Love with a Healthy Heart this Valentine’s Day

In celebration of Valentine’s Day on February 14th, renowned artist Joe Caslin has joined forces with
CRY Ireland (Cardiac Risk in the Young) following his recent experience of a cardiac condition, and
will be giving away one of his fine art prints on the CRY Ireland Instagram page to raise awareness of
cardiac conditions. The print, titled ‘Ar Scáth a Chéile’, is a limited edition with only fifty copies in
circulation.

CRY Ireland is an Irish charity that supports families in the Republic of Ireland, and Northern Ireland
who have lost loved ones to Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) and helps those who have been affected by
a diagnosis of a cardiac condition. CRY also facilitates free access to cardiac assessments, counselling
and family support programmes, as well as providing a freephone helpline service.

This Valentine’s Day, CRY Ireland and Joe Caslin are encouraging the public to think about the
importance of heart health, and to spread awareness of cardiac conditions.

Noelle Condon, Chairperson of CRY said: “CRY Ireland is teaming up with Joe Caslin this year to help
us spread awareness and encourage the public to get involved in our mission to save young lives from
Sudden Cardiac Death. It’s estimated that up to 80 people under the age of 35 die in Ireland each
year to Sudden Cardiac Death, with many others affected by the diagnosis of a cardiac condition.

By supporting us, you can help us to raise awareness and vital funds, while also making a difference
to the lives of young people across Ireland. So this Valentine’s Day, let’s show our love for those who
are at risk of sudden cardiac death and help us to save young lives.”

Joe Caslin also commented: “In the weeks before my diagnosis I knew something was wrong. I was
having heart palpitations, chest pain and short blackouts. Confidence in my body had gone and I
could not trust myself to safely get into a cherry picker and install any new work. Even then I
continued to shrug it off as something that would pass until a close friend stepped in and told me to
call my GP urgently.

I was diagnosed with Wolff Parkinson White syndrome – a heart condition that makes your heartbeat
abnormally fast. Unfortunately, in the subsequent months I developed a very uncoordinated and
dangerous heartbeat called atrial fibrillation.

After undergoing heart surgery, I am now healthy and back to doing the things I love the most.
The work that CRY Ireland does to help support people just like me with a Cardiac Condition provides
a crucial service to the public, while also preventing loss of life. I am donating this piece of art to raise

much needed awareness for CRY Ireland and their important work in supporting people with heart
conditions and their families.”

To be in with a chance of winning the print by Joe Caslin, please visit CRY Ireland on Instagram for
further details: www.instagram.com/cryireland.

The winner will be contacted directly by CRY Ireland.

For more information on CRY Ireland or to donate directly, please visit: www.cry.ie.

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