News Archive 2016

'All about the Brain' Team back for 24 hour Relay for Life Friday/Saturday

24 Feb 2016

Professor Aideen Sullivan's 'All about the Brain Team' have been invited back to take part in the UCC Cancer Society's annual event Relay for Life  which begins on this Friday the 26th of February.  'We'd love to have ye on board with us again, your team's enthusiasm and energy blew us away last year!'

The 'All About the Brain team' which comprises of Neuroscience students and staff once again lead by Professor Aideen Sullivan will set up camp at the Mardyke on Friday afternoon ready for a 6.00pm start.

To raise funds for the Cancer society All About the Brain Team will hold a cake sale at their team tent on Saturday, so get baking now, bring all your culinary creations to the BSI first floor on Friday morning or to the team tent at the Mardyke at any time over the event.

Online donations are encouraged at Aideen Sullivan's All About The Brain online donation site


The UCC Cancer Society run the Relay for Life event each year to help raise essential funds for the Irish Cancer Society and to also raise awareness about Cancer. Teams of 8-15 people in relays walk laps of the Mardyke track over 24 hours, starting at 6.00 on Friday 26th February and finishing the relay on Saturday 27th at 6.00pm.

The event consists of 3 main parts. Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back

  • Celebrate is where the survivors celebrate and walk the opening lap, previous years have had up to 100 survivors walk this first lap.
  • Remember is where those lost to cancer are remembered, all lights around the track are switched off and light from candle bags circling the track illuminate the event.  Messages from loved ones are written on the bags. A ceremony follows and silent laps are walked in rememberance.
  • Fight back, is where the energy gets cranked up and the fun and games begin, including a midnight soccer tournament called the midnight cup.

Come along and support the 'All About The Brain' team as they raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

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