Frank McMyler's M2M Charity Cycle Event:Mizen to Malin Head
Date: 03-05-2012

M2M Charity Cycle

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Money raised off-line: €785.00
Money raised on-line: €7,090.00

My Personal Message

Hey Guys,

Thank you for visiting my personal fundraising page.

In May 2012 a group of Hilton Foods employees and friends (The Hearty Fools) will embark on a 688km cycling challenge to raise urgent funds for the Cardiology Department in the Mater Hospital and we need your help.

The challenge will see the team cycle from Mizen Head to Malin Head over 4 days in order to raise money for the Mater Foundation - The official charity of the Mater Hospital. Money raised through this great endeavor will go towards the Mater Foundation’s campaign to raise funds for the new 24 hour Cath Lab (Catheterization Laboratory).

The Cath lab is a national referral centre for patients being assessed for Heart Transplantation or the Adult Congenital Heart Service. It also provides a 24/7 emergency service 365 days a year for patients who are suffering from a heart attack. The cardiac catheterization laboratories in the Mater Misericordiae Hospital remains among the busiest in the country and continues to deliver on providing state of the art therapies to a high volume of complex cardiac patients.

This is a short personal story behind this funding event.

2 years ago on the 2nd Nov’09 I suffered a severe heart attack 2 days after my 40th birthday (the shock of the big 40!). As a result of this heart attack, which occurred on a Monday evening, I was transferred from Navan hospital, where I had been stabilized, to the Mater hospital in Dublin. 3 days later I underwent a triple bypass operation. For the team in the Mater, who do such an excellent job, my surgery although just one of 100 plus procedures / operations etc. they carry out in a week, for my family and I it was a life changing experience. As a result of the excellent care and support I received in the Mater hospital and the subsequent follow up care in the Cardiac Rehab Unit, I was back to work and exercising early in the New Year. In an attempt to give a little something back and potentially help others who find themselves in my position, the idea of this charity cycle was born. A number of guys, friends & colleagues, from all walks of life have signed up for the challenge, most of whom might I add will be undertaking the sport for the first time.

The Mater Foundation charity is a very worthy cause and while I acknowledge how challenging these times are, I would very much appreciate any donation you could make to support this challenge and in doing so raise much needed funds for this incredible charity.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the cyclists who have committed their time to not only join me on the challenge but also for the time and hard effort which will be required over the coming months in training, each one of them will put in up to 5 months of training before the big event. Perhaps more importantly I would like to thank all of their partners and wives (including my own wife Katie) who will be supporting & covering for us while we are clocking up the km’s in preparation for the event. We also have a very committed support crew on board and without these guy’s supporting us (the cyclists) we would not be able to complete the challenge.

If there is one thing about my experience that I would like to get across, that is that the unexpected can happen. However, the knowledge of some facts combined with regular check-ups may prevent the worst case scenario occurring, have you had a health check recently? A couple of the more interesting or frightening facts include:

• Five men die from heart attacks every week in Ireland
• Heart disease is the biggest killer of Irish men
• Nine times more men die from heart disease than prostate cancer
• A total of 274 premature male deaths occur every year through heart attack
• 50% of patients don’t call 999 at the first sign of a heart attack

I’d like to thank you for taking the time to log on and read this page, I do hope you can find a way to support us in this challenge, as they say every little helps!!

You can donate using the "sponsor me now" button below via credit or debit card. You can be assured that your transaction on the website is very secure. You will automatically receive an e-mail from me thanking you for your support, and acknowledging the amount of your donation. Any donation no matter how small is hugely appreciated.

Many thanks in advance for your support,


The Mater Foundation

The Mater Foundation is the official fundraising body of The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin. It exists to inspire and enable financial support from the community for exceptional patient care at The Mater Misericordiae General Hospital.

My Online Sponsors to Date

Name Date Type Amount Comment
Harry O' Sullivan 22-05-2012 Donation €50.00 Frank congrats on a fantastic achievement. Harry & Michelle
Nicki Sturzaker 16-05-2012 Donation €30.00 Well done Frankie boy, knew those legs would get you there! Dribs & Charlie xx
Declan Regan 12-05-2012 Donation €60.00 Well done guys..
Julia Brown 10-05-2012 Donation €20.00 Well done Frank, simply superb effort. Best regards - Julia Brown
Brendan Farrell 10-05-2012 Donation €20.00 best wishes for the Cycle - thanks for your help this season
Colin Kierans 09-05-2012 Donation €20.00 -
Anonymous 05-05-2012 Donation €150.00 Well done Frank! Circuit of Ireland next year! ;-)
Damien McLoughlin 05-05-2012 Donation €100.00 We're all rooting for you here in Cheltenham Frank.
Emer Staunton 05-05-2012 Donation €50.00 This will be a huge achievement, Frank. Really well done!
Anonymous 05-05-2012 Donation €20.00 Hope the wind is on your back. well done!.
Anonymous 05-05-2012 Donation €100.00 Good luck. Hope you survive! Douglas and Treena Brown
joseph staunton 04-05-2012 Donation €200.00 Best Wishes all the way, From Joe and all at Staunton's Pharmacies
Paula Brady 04-05-2012 Donation €30.00 -
Sarah McMyler 03-05-2012 Donation €30.00 Thinking of you Frank. Our thoughts are with you all the way. Watching FB for all the updates.
katie lavin 02-05-2012 Donation €30.00 best of luck frank.lots of love james grace & david lavin.Xxx
katie mcmyler 02-05-2012 Donation €20.00 hope you earn lots of money I love you lots from ellie
katie mcmyler 02-05-2012 Donation €20.00 daddy i hope you have a good time lots of love from peterxxxxx
katie mcmyler 02-05-2012 Donation €20.00 im really proud of you daddy and i really hope it all goes well. lots of love tomxx
Alan Gardner 02-05-2012 Donation €50.00 Frank & team, All the best from everyone at Emergency Planning Solutions!!
Iain BrownIainB 02-05-2012 Donation €100.00 Good luck, Frank. This is a huge challenge, but you will make it!
Gerard Dore 02-05-2012 Donation €50.00 Frank, Best of Luck is a great endeavour for a great cause !. Ger Dore & Family
Donna Harris 02-05-2012 Donation €10.00 Best wishes and the best of luck in your charity cycle
Anonymous 01-05-2012 Donation €250.00 Best of luck Frank and to all involved Francis
Isabella Miller 30-04-2012 Donation €100.00 Hi Frank - go go go ..... good luck! love from Archie, Flora, Issie and Andrew
Anonymous 30-04-2012 Donation €20.00 Best of luck!
Anonymous 30-04-2012 Donation €500.00 Frank, best of luck to you and all the team.
Maria McMyler 30-04-2012 Donation €600.00 Best of luck Frank from all your family, friends and supporters in Ballina, Co. Mayo
Tom Greaney 30-04-2012 Donation €20.00 Good Luck Frank... Smash it !!!
Sarah Mitchell 29-04-2012 Donation €50.00 We hope you have lots of padding!!! Good luck and take care. Lots of love from the Mitchell's xxx
Sarah Mitchell 29-04-2012 Donation €30.00 Good luck Frank. Very best wishes from Jock & Brenda. xxx
Padraig Gill 26-04-2012 Donation €25.00 Best of luck Frank!!!
Micheal Donohoe 26-04-2012 Donation €25.00 Great cause Frank. Wishing you well on the trip. Keep up the good work. Micheal Donohoe (Tesco).
Anonymous 26-04-2012 Donation €500.00 Good luck and enjoy it
Brian Byrne 26-04-2012 Donation €200.00 Good Luck from all at GFS.
Anonymous 26-04-2012 Donation €20.00 Good luck!
Brian Byrne 26-04-2012 Donation €50.00 I'm sponsoring you to never wear that Kilt again!!! I still have nightmares.
Caitriona Keogan 25-04-2012 Donation €50.00 Best of luck
Anonymous 25-04-2012 Donation €50.00 Best of Luck
Anonymous 24-04-2012 Donation €50.00 Best of Luck Frank, fantastic effort. hope to wave you off in Maynooth nest week
simon miller 22-04-2012 Donation €150.00 Good luck Frank, & drive carefully
Gaby Murphy 20-04-2012 Donation €20.00 Best of luck to all of you for the cycle. Gaby
William Egenton 20-04-2012 Donation €30.00 Good Luck Frank
Brendan Gaffney 20-04-2012 Donation €10.00 -
Anonymous 19-04-2012 Donation €200.00 Best of luck Frank to you and all involved! Hope M2M is a great success. Ruby, Kerry & Blake!
karen heggarty 18-04-2012 Donation €50.00 All the very best.
Padraig Kilcline 09-04-2012 Donation €50.00 Best of luck Frank
Maureen Ryan 04-04-2012 Donation €30.00 Best of Luck
Anonymous 29-03-2012 Donation €110.00 Good Luck, from Margaret
Kevin Meehan 27-03-2012 Donation €250.00 Best of luck Frank; really upset I can't join you :-)
James Brown 15-03-2012 Donation €100.00 Good luck Frank. Hope it's all downhill!
Cameron Brown 15-03-2012 Donation €100.00 Go Frank! Have a fun ride. You can buy a new bike as a reward when you've finished!
martin kilcline 08-03-2012 Donation €50.00 Great Effort. Good Luck Frank
Anonymous 06-03-2012 Donation €50.00 Go n-éirí an bóthar leat, Go raibh an ghaoth go brách ag do chúl
Anonymous 27-02-2012 Donation €20.00 Best of Luck to Frank and crew. Its for a great cause
andrew kennedy 24-02-2012 Donation €100.00 -
albert kilcline 23-02-2012 Donation €200.00 Good Luck Frank !
Anonymous 20-02-2012 Donation €20.00 Very best of luck, worthy cause.
Anonymous 16-02-2012 Donation €300.00 The good news is that cycling South to North does not mean it is all up Hill! Enjoy!
Anonymous 15-02-2012 Donation €200.00 Very Best Frank Always a Gentleman
Anonymous 15-02-2012 Donation €30.00 Good luck and may the weather be fair
james d miller 14-02-2012 Donation €200.00 good luck and with great admiration for your endeavours from your in laws
Declan Regan 09-02-2012 Donation €50.00 Best of luck with the cycle & fundraising frank
Marcus O'Sullivan 06-02-2012 Donation €50.00 Best of luck for the cycle, I hope my investment in the Mater is never called on.