Run for Alice

Run for Alice

Join Blackrock A.C. on 13 November from 10am – 12pm as we try to raise much-needed funds to get our great friend and club member Alice the treatment she needs to get better. 



Alice is a bright, beautiful, and brave 9-year-old. In April 2022, her world was turned on its head. Alice was diagnosed with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is a rare, aggressive, and complex cancer of the nerve cells. Chances of relapse are high, and it carries low survival rates. We’re certain she will beat these odds but we need your help. We have set ourselves the ambitious task of raising much-needed funds to go towards the total requirement to get Alice access to life-saving cancer drugs in a clinical trial at the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Centre in New York.

We need to raise this amount by Christmas 2022 to ensure that she is enrolled in the next available trial group (early 2023).


Run for Alice Event

The Run for Alice will take place in Carysfort Park on 13 November from 10am – 12pm. We invite all of the local community to come along and walk, run or crawl sections of the park as we all try to go the combined distance from Carysfort Park to New York.

Distance Goal: 5,128km



Raffle and Great Prizes

There will be music, a raffle and many other pieces to make it a fun-filled morning, so please come along. Some amazing prizes on offer including a signed Irish rugby shirt (from the whole team) and signed Rory McIlroy material also. Generous vouchers for:

  • Butler’s Chocolate
  • Conway’s
  • Hatch
  • In Vogue
  • L’Occitane Beauty Products
  • 200 x 2 Hampers
  • Noel Higgins Hairdressing €100
  • Quigley’s Hamper
  • Scribble’s Hamper
  • Slow Street | Sustainable, Ethical & Eco Friendly Clothing €100
  • The Blackrock 2 x €200

Noel Higgins Hairdressing Blackrock €100 – get yourself Christmas party ready and feeling fabulous with a trip to the highly regarded local Blackrock salon, a wonderful local business…enjoy!!

s.l.o.w s.t.r.e.e.t boutique €100 – Need to update your wardrobe? Or fancy doing some shopping…what’s even better you can do it for free and all in a Sustainable Eco-friendly way with this wonderful Blackrock boutique…couldn’t be any better than that!!

L’Occitane Blackrock – 2 hampers worth 200 each, one for him and one for her – fab hampers filled with a selection of high-end products from a company dedicated to luxury, sustainability and ecosystem regeneration, what a complete treat!!!

Quigleys Pharmacy hamper – this hamper comes to us from a local pharmacy that really has an unwavering commitment to supporting the local community here in Blackrock..a true delight for the lucky winner Butler’s chocolates – who doesn’t need something sweet to help survive the long winter evenings?

Scribbles Blackrock – this hamper is filled with lots of fun and useful treats. Plenty of time and effort went into putting this together for us…and it’s a staple in any home
The Blackrock 2 x €100 – The Blackrock is a new addition to our local community, if you haven’t had a chance to sample their lovely cocktails or a spot of dinner, now is your chance..and for those that have, you know you’ll enjoy!!
Hatch voucher – Kickstart your day with a coffee and pastry through the ever-popular Hatch..there is a reason there is always a queue out the door, it won’t disappoint!!

In vogue Blackrock voucher – In need of a little post mid-term or pre-Christmas pampering, In Vogue has it all and they do it all so well…why not bring a friend and make a day of it!

Conway’s pub Blackrock voucher – Enjoy some quiet catch-up drinks with a friend or go all out and bring a gang …either way you’ll be met with comfort, great service and no shortage of Blackrock hospitality
2018 masters flag signed by Rory McIlroy – Rory put on a tremendous display as ever for this 2018 Masters tournament, well recognised as one of the best golfers of all time! This one needs to go on someone’s wall for all to see!

Ireland rugby jersey signed by the Ireland International Rugby team – after Ireland’s performance on Saturday against South Africa, this one just tripled in value…!

Special Helpers


On the day we will have special help from Sarah Healy, Fergus McFadden, national 100m champion Stephen Gaffney, Irish Olympian David Gillick as well as Ellen Curran and some of her Irish Women’s Hockey team to help us go the distance.

Our special thanks to them for assisting with this great cause!

If you cannot make it but would still like to contribute, please see the GoFundMe page for more.


Thank you!

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