July 2011

Ladettes 'risking death' for a drink

Government statistics reveal 1,602 women in Northern Ireland were receiving help for alcohol or drug addictions last year. Of these, 130 were aged under 18.

When you consider that for every person in addiction 4-6 family members are profoundly impacted, the true scale of the problem becomes apparent.

See linked article below:

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/woman/life/ladettes-risking-death-for-...

1st ANNUAL RISE CHARITY BIKE RUN (SEPTEMBER 11TH)

This should be a great event so please support it and come along if you can!

Click on the link below for all the details...

http://www.inlandbikers.ie/upcoming-events/1st-inland-bikers-mcc-rise-fo...

Amy Winehouse: Why is there so little understanding of addiction?

A good article from The Guardian which highlights the pantomime that was Amy's life and the lack of understanding about addiction which destroys so many lives.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jul/24/amy-winehouse-alcoho...

*** GET YOUR WALKING SHOES ON THIS SEPTEMBER ***

RISE Rathlin Ramble 2011

Details to follow soon...

More Irish young men dying from alcohol than anything else

Irish Times article which highlights the shocking fact that one in four deaths in young men aged 15 to 34 is due to alcohol.

As The Health Research Board’s senior director, Dr Suzi Lyons pointed out "What we cannot do is estimate the social cost of premature mortality from alcohol, the detrimental effect on the family and the burden on society.”

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2011/0716/1224300811988.html

The Impact of a Gambling Addiction

GAA Allstar Oisin McConville (who contributed to our recent book 'You Are Not Alone') talks openly about his gambling addiction on TV3's MidWeek show.

http://www.tv3.ie/shows.php?request=midweek&tv3_preview&video=37884

IRONMAN FLORIDA for RISE

Sidney Brito is currently training hard to compete in the Ironman Florida this November. He is very kindly doing it to raise much needed funds for RISE. His target is €2,000. Please sponsor him through his fundraising page on mycharity.ie linked below.

http://www.mycharity.ie/event/ironsidcom/?ref=nf&sms_ss=facebook&at_xt=4...

Betty Ford, former first lady and addiction pioneer dies at 93

President Obama praised Betty Ford's courage and compassion - ''After leaving the White House, Mrs Ford helped reduce the social stigma surrounding addiction and inspired thousands to seek much-needed treatment."

http://www.independent.ie/world-news/americas/betty-ford-former-first-la...

DUBLIN MARATHON 2011 - DO IT FOR RISE!!!

If you or someone you know is interested in doing this years Dublin Marathon on Monday, October 31st @ 10am (only 115 Days to go!) and is looking for a charity to support, please e-mail us at therisefoundation.ireland@gmai​l.com with your details and we'll send you out a RISE Sponsorship Card.

http://dublinmarathon.ie/

The Restaurants Association of Ireland Benevolent Fund

We are delighted to have the support of The Restaurants Association of Ireland Benevolent Fund. The fund was founded for the purpose of supporting people from the hospitality & catering industry who have fallen on hard times. The video link below gives further information.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEMsIyg4V7g

Global Biking Initiative for RISE

A wonderful team of 14 Vodafone Ireland employees participated in the recent Global Biking Initiative to raise funds for RISE. They joined 300 others and cycled 520kms from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf in 5 days.

You can follow their great journey in pictures through the link below.

Thank you so much to all involved. The money raised will be used to help us continue supporting families impacted by addiction.

http://vimeo.com/25840071