Go Red in aid of Croí at their Galway 2020 Ball

2020 is Galway’s year, and the team at Croí are building on this momentum to bring you the Galway 2020 Go Red Ball, supporting the heart and stroke charity.

The Galway 2020 Go Red Ball supporting Croí will take place on Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway. This year’s event is sponsored by laya healthcare, who recently opened the Laya Health & Wellbeing Clinic in Briarhill, Galway. Guests are encouraged to Go Red for Croí by wearing something red – from as little as a splash of red to all red!

Croí’s long history is rooted in Galway, supporting the heart and stroke services across the West of Ireland. Established in 1985, Croí helped to transform cardiac care at Galway University Hospital and in some of the referring hospitals in the region. “We are so proud to say that our donors have helped us impact virtually every level of cardiac care, from prevention to post-hospital recovery, support and rehabilitation,” says Christine Flanagan, Fundraising Director.

Sinéad Proos, Head of Health & Wellbeing at laya healthcare added: “We’re proud to support the invaluable work of Croí in the Galway region particularly as we’re now firmly rooted in the community with our Laya Health & Wellbeing Clinic in Briarhill where members can avail of heart screening services”

The Go Red Ball promises to be a night filled with great food, fun and entertainment – all in support of the fight against heart disease and stroke. The evening will begin with a red cocktail reception, followed by dinner and entertainment with top Irish impressionist, RTE’s Oliver Callan of ‘Callan’s Kicks’. Dancing follows to the sounds of Ireland’s Ultimate Noughties Band, Hollaback and DJ to the early hours.

Don’t miss Galway’s longest-running and largest charity ball! See www.croi.ie/ball for more information, or to reserve tickets contact Christine Flanagan at 091-544062.

Ballinasloe Heart Health Event

Join Croí for a Ballinasloe Heart Health Event

Free public talk with heart experts, plus heart health checks

The key to healthy ageing is a healthy heart. That’s why local Heart & Stroke Charity, Croí, is coming to Ballinasloe to host a free Public Talk ‘Listen to Your Heart …The Key to Healthy Ageing’ on Wednesday, October 23rd at 7.00pm in the Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.

This event is part of the Croí Third Age Programme, which is a healthy ageing initiative aimed at improving health and longevity. So come along and learn how to keep your heart healthy as you age.

Guest speakers include:

  • Dr. Aidan Flynn, Consultant Cardiologist, Portiuncula Hospital;
  • Catherine Nolan, Heart Failure Clinical Nurse Specialist, Portiuncula Hospital;
  • Dr. Jim Crowley, Consultant Cardiologist, Galway University Hospital.

Everyone welcome but places are limited at this free event, so early booking is advised. To reserve your place, call Croí now on 091- 544310.

PLUS! Free Heart Health Checks

Croí is offering free heart health checks for 65+ year olds on Wednesday, October 23rd at the Shearwater Hotel in Ballinasloe.

So, if you are over the age of 65, Not attending a cardiologist, and have Not had a heart health check in the past 6 months (e.g., blood pressure check / your heart listened to), contact Croí now to register for this FREE heart health check.

Time slots for the heart health checks are available from 9:30am – 4:30pm. Places are limited and you must register in advance. Reserve your space now by calling Croí on 091-544310.

Health checks supported by:

Galway Night Run: Race The Prom In Aid Of Croí

Galway Night Run: Everyone welcome to race the Prom, in aid of Croí

Terry Small from Castlegar, Galway, is busy training for his second Croí Night Run, having completed his first 5km Night Run last year. “I really enjoyed it! I jogged half the distance and then walked the rest. I hadn’t won a medal in years… I love showing it off,” says Small.

Terry was referred to Croí, the Heart & Stroke Charity, in 2017 after having a stent inserted following a heart attack. He started with Croí’s Active Heart Cardiac Rehab programme and now continues to attend Croí’s exercise programmes every Tuesday. “I wasn’t doing much exercise before, but now I am as fit as I can be,” says Small.

The Annual Galway Night Run in aid of Croí is one of the charity’s biggest fundraising events and it caters for all ages and abilities (competitive runners, family walkers, beginner joggers, etc.). Join Terry and his two daughters for the Night Run on Friday, October 11 at 8pm on the Salthill Prom. This year promises to be even bigger and better to celebrate the 5th anniversary, with music and entertainment at the start and finish line. The run will be chipped timed and everyone will receive a medal!

Thanks to the support of our sponsor Evergreen Healthfoods and media partner iRadio, 100% of the proceeds go directly to supporting Croí services and supports in the community. This includes heart and stroke prevention and recovery programmes, education and training programmes, and supporting the Courtyard Apartments at Croí House which offer free accommodation and support for the relatives of those receiving heart or stroke care at Galway University Hospitals.

Regular entry is €35, with discounted entry for students, youth and over 65s. Under 12s are welcome for free, but strictly must be under the supervision of an adult. Registration is open at www.croi.ie/nightrun. Join us and help Croí continue to lead the fight against heart disease and stroke in the West of Ireland.