Danny’s 100km walk raises €24,477 for the Mercy Hospital Cancer Appeal

Danny Butler (left) presenting a cheque for €24,477 to Dr. Derek Power at the Mercy Hospital, Cork, last week, proceeds of his 100km walk over 50 days for the Mercy Hospital Foundation Cancer Appeal.

When Danny Butler received a devastating cancer diagnosis last November, he could have been forgiven for wallowing in misery, but instead the Mallow native decided to do a 50-day walk to raise funds for the Mercy Hospital Foundation Cancer Appeal. He started the challenge on 10th February, which happened to be his 70th birthday, and on Thursday last his efforts bore fruit when he travelled to the Mercy Hospital to present a cheque for €24,477 to Dr. Derek Power.
Dan said he’s been ‘blown away’ by people’s kindness and generosity. “It is truly amazing how people have rallied around and donated to such a worthy cause. I would like to thank everybody who has contributed to this fundraiser. It’s only when you ring people to tell them what you’re doing that you realise how many people, how many families, have been affected by cancer,” he said.
After handing over the cheque to the Mercy Hospital Foundation Cancer Appeal, Danny wound up his own fundraising campaign, but hopes that he will have encouraged people to donate to the Mercy Hospital Foundation, which helps to support patients and their families through every step of their cancer journey from diagnosis through treatment.
Donations can still be made online at www.mercyfundraising.ie by mentioning ‘Dan Butler’s Walk’, or by phone on 021-4274076.