UL Students launch fundraiser to commemorate anniversary of beloved faculty member

The Jacinta O’Brien Memorial Event is being organised by University of Limerick Sports Science students to honour the 17th anniversary of ‘beloved’ faculty member Jacinta O’Brien.

Second-year Student Mark Stewart said: “Jacinta O’Brien was a cherished and much loved member of the department of physical education and sport sciences in the University.”

“These charities are very close to all of our hearts and we are also determined to honour Jacinta on the 17th anniversary of her passing this year.”

All proceeds from the challenge will be donated to three charities: Limerick Suicide Watch, The Irish Cancer Society and The Mater Foundation.

The challenge takes place from the 8th of March to the 15th of March and aims to also commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Irish Civil War.

The challenge consists of 2 minutes of push ups, 2 minutes of sit ups, 2 minutes of burpees and finally, a 5km run.

The students welcome everyone to get involved and donate if possible on their GoFundMe page.

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