January 2012

Ban on drink firms sponsoring sport urged by report

A ban on all alcohol sponsorship of sporting and large outdoor events, a ban on all outdoor advertising of alcohol, an increase in the excise duties on some alcohol products and the introduction of a minimum price per gram of alcohol are among the recommendations in the forthcoming National Substance Misuse Strategy, 2009 -2016. See linked article below.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/0128/1224310869179.html

Great Ireland Run - Sunday, April 15th

The Great Ireland Run (10K) takes place in Dublin's Phoenix Park on Sunday, April 15th. If you interested in running it to fundraise for RISE please contact us for more information. The entry form can be downloaded from the link below.

http://www.greatirelandrun.org/Events/2012/Default.aspx

Podcast of Frances on Dublin's Q102

A link below to the podcast of Frances on The Scott Williams Show (25/01/2012). She discusses RISE, the devastating impact addiction has on families and takes a number of calls from listeners.

http://www.q102.ie/music/podcasts.aspx

Flora Women's Mini Marathon 2012

Has your new year resolution to get fit already gone by the wayside?

Well, get it back on track now by deciding to walk, jog or run this year's Flora Women's Mini Marathon for RISE. It's takes place again in Dublin on the June bank holiday Monday.

The first Entry Form will be in the Evening Herald on Wednesday 22nd February 2012. Closing date will be Friday 20th April 2012 or when maximum number of entries is reached.

More details to follow over the coming weeks.