Brian Ruth, Alison Cronin and Brendan Ruth will walk the Camino in aid of CRY and to remember Damien.
A Clonmel family is honouring the memory of their brother who lost his life to Sudden Adult Death Syndrome by walking the Camino to raise funds for a vital support group.
Damien Ruth from Honeyview Estate died four years ago and is still sorely missed by all his family.
Now two of his brothers and a cousin are planning to walk the famed route in Spain to raise funds for CRY which supports families that have lost loved ones to Sudden Cardiac Death or Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS).
Says Brian Ruth - “It’s been four years since we lost our wonderful brother Damien to sudden death syndrome. Losing Damien has and continues to be absolutely devastating for our family, Damien’s fiancé Jessica and his many friends. We all miss him dearly”.
Brian adds that shortly after Damien’s passing they were put in touch with CRY who have supported the Ruth family throughout their immense loss.
CRY help to raise awareness of the condition known as Sudden Cardiac Death or Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) through media campaigns and information meetings, provide free counselling and support for families affected by sudden death or cardiac conditions.
CRY also support the Centre for Cardiovascular Risk in Younger Persons (CRYP). They are 100% dependent on charitable donations to carry out this vital work.
Brian says that while his amazing sister Amy has been a great campaigner in organising an annual soccer tournament that runs every St Stephens Day to help raise funds for CRY, he always said that he needed and wanted to do something to help also.“So here it is, I’m going to walk the 110km Camino this September with CRY and luckily, I’m going to be joined by my brother Brendan and our cousin Alison”, he says.
And he adds that he would love if people would support the venture and raise funds for CRY.
“We would be extremely grateful if you would like to support us in raising funds for CRY.
“You can do so by logging onto the CRY website https://cry.ie/index.php/ donate/ and selecting the “Damien Ruth 2018 Camino sponsorship” in the drop-down menu.“Thank you in advance for all your support”.