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Ballyboughal Girl Promotes IKA Fun Run

Ballyboughal girlPictured is Elizabeth Murphy (age 11) from Ballyboughal, as she highlights the upcoming Irish Kidney Association family fun run, 'Run for a Life' with RTE broadcaster Ray D’Arcy

Popular RTÉ broadcaster Ray D’Arcy stepped out to highlight the Irish Kidney Association’s (IKA) family fun run, ‘Run for a Life’ with a brave Ballyboughal girl, Elizabeth Murphy (age 11), who underwent a liver transplant when she was just five months old.

The charity fundraiser will take place at Corkagh Park, Dublin 22 on Saturday, 20th May. Elizabeth is celebrating the 10th anniversary of her liver transplant attended with her mother Suzie. Elizabeth’s transplant took place at King’s College Hospital London while she was under the care of Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital.

‘Run for a Life’ is open to people of all ages with the option of walking, jogging or running competitively in either a chip timed 2.5km, 5km or 10km distance. Last year’s event attracted over 500 participants. Elizabeth’s mother Suzie explained, “Elizabeth was a gravely ill baby. Were it not for her liver transplant we would not have a daughter today. A deceased donor saved her life ten years ago. I would like to acknowledge the excellent care she has received from Crumlin Children’s Hospital and the fantastic team at Kings College in London,” she said.