Lollipop Day
1st-2nd March 2019

Funding Oesophageal Cancer Research in Ireland

Get Involved

Our main fundraising event, Lollipop Day will take place on 1-2 March 2019, with our enthusiastic volunteers taking to the streets, nationwide, across these two days. Support from the general public is the reason we can do what we do to help make a difference to anyone with a diagnosis of this cancer. Your much-needed donations are instrumental in helping fund vital cancer research.

So, when we say we’re in this together. We mean just that. Because without you, we simply cannot do what we do.

However, Lollipop Day isn’t our only fund-raiser -- there are countless ways to get involved for oesophageal cancer. With lots of initiatives run in local communities; like skydives, head shaves, coffee mornings, fashion shows, golf tournaments, or, if you’re really feeling enthusiastic and want to get fit, too -- why not take part in the Women’s Mini Marathon or the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon!


Get involved in Lollipop Day 2019

To get involved with Lollipop Day you can:

Register to hold a fun Lollipop Day event in your community.

Volunteer some of your time for collections on 1-2 March 2019 by registering here.

Click here to order a box of lollipops to sell in your workplace or community.

For more information call Anne 086 4542713 / Eileen 086 0697328 or mail here.


If you would like to take part in a sponsored event on behalf of the OCF


Soak up the Summer Bank Holiday atmosphere with thousands of others who are taking to the streets for good causes all over Ireland. The energy at this event is always a great, and a super-positive, fun one. Come join us, support our great cause – we guarantee you’ll have a great laugh!
Sunday 3rd June 2018
VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

Another great Bank Holiday atmosphere in Autumonal sunshine (if we’re lucky) where we see good causes all over Ireland supported by committed runners pounding the pavement in support of their chosen charity. We’d love you to consider supporting oesophageal cancer, this year. Your valued support really can help save lives.
Sunday 28th October 2018
SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon

Described as “Ireland’s Original and most popular Fun and Obstacle Mud Run challenge” -- this is a one-of-a-kind amazing day, with a camaraderie, like no other. With hundreds of like-minded Mud Runners; you’ll slip and slide and glide your way to the finish line, all in the knowledge you’re supporting a great cause.
Saturday 10th March 2018
Run a Muck Challenge

Make those muddy miles count for a good cause as you tackle one of the toughest and muddiest course challenges around. With oodles of uniquely tough muddy fun guaranteed – you’ll also know that your efforts and funds-raised make a tough muddy difference helping fund vital oesophageal cancer research.
21st and 22nd July 2018
Tough Mudder

Full, half, relay, 6 mile or UL kids run – there are so many ways to run for, and support oesophageal cancer research at this great race day in Limerick, in May. We’d love you to consider our charity for your fund-raising efforts. Your funds generated really can make a difference to our patient support and help fund vital research.
6th May 2018
Great Limerick Run

Date TBC
Cook Medical Women’s Mini Marathon

There’s the marathon, half marathon, team relay, youth challenger or pacers options – you decide what works for you in the knowledge that you’re working for a great cause – because every step you take helps support oesophageal cancer research.
3rd June 2018
Cork City Marathon

Date TBC
Whatever tickles your fancy: you can run, jog or walk this 4-mile road race in the name of oesophageal cancer research. It’s not known as Munster’s premier road race for nothing because it’s an accessible event for all to enjoy. We’d love your support for this event.
Evening Echo Women’s Mini Marathon

Ireland’s most scenic full and half marathon means that if you run out off puff -- it’ll be down to the breath-taking scenery. Take in the Wild Atlantic Way as you also help take in funds for our vital research initiatives. We can’t do what we do, without you.
1st September 2018
Dingle Marathon

On behalf of OCF, we’d so appreciate you consider our charity if you’re thinking of taking part in any of the above, or other sponsored events that appeal to you. You’ll do this knowing that any monies you raise help fund vital cancer research that helps save lives.

Register with the event organisers to get your registration number. Then you can contact us to register your intention to run on behalf of the OCF, and receive your Sponsorship pack with running vest, hat and sponsorship card.

You can also set up an everyday hero online fundraising page so your friends and family can donate, a click away.

For more information, please call 086 4542713 or email info@lollipopday.ie




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