February 2012

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 on (01)7645131 for more information. The entry form can be downloaded from the link below.


'Letter to Addiction' on RTE's Mooney Show

Frances did a great interview on the 'Mooney Goes Wild' show yesterday afternoon. She talked to Aonghus McAnally in detail about RISE and the devastating impact addiction has on families. She also read out a very powerful and moving 'Letter to Addiction' written by a wonderful family member. Have a listen back through the link below.


Prime Time: Alcohol Misuse 2002 - 2012

A link below to last nights Prime Time which revisited Dublin, Cork, Galway and Tullamore ten years on from their 'Saturday Night Sunday Morning' programme to see the impact of alcohol misuse on our streets. Disappointing and disturbing to realise that nothing has really changed since 2002, if anything our relationship with alcohol has got even unhealthier.


Entries Open: Flora Women's Mini Marathon

Entries open TODAY for this year's Flora Women's Mini Marathon, so please sign up to walk, jog or run it this year for RISE. Entry forms and postal details will appear in todays Evening Herald and every Wednesday & Saturday for the next few weeks. Online entries can be made through the link below.

We will post up registration details for the RISE Mini Marathon Team shortly.


BBC Panorama - Britain's Hidden Alcoholics

Last nights BBC Panorama featured an excellent investigation by Alastair Campbell into Britain's unhealthy relationship with alcohol. The focus of the programme was on the increasing number of middle-class professionals for whom one glass of wine after work is never enough. Well worth a viewing as it very much mirrors what's going on here in Ireland.

(BBC iPlayer isn't available here so found it on youtube in 2 parts linked below)



RTE's The Frontline - National Substance Misuse Strategy

Linked below is Monday's The Frontline on RTE which discussed and debated the recommendations in the recently published report on a National Substance Misuse Strategy. Worth a look if you missed it.


Next 10-Week Family Programme begins February 28th

Our next Tuesday evening 10-Week Family Programme begins February 28th. If you or someone you know have been impacted by a loved ones addiction and are looking for professional help and support in a caring environment, then please consider doing our Family Programme. It has been described as a "life changing experience" by previous participants.

For more details, just click on Family Programme tab and fill out an Enquiry Form or call the office on (01)764 5131.

Report of the National Substance Misuse Strategy Steering Group

A link below to an overview of yesterday's launch of the Report of the National Substance Misuse Strategy Steering Group. Among the many recommendations is to 'Develop family support services on addiction' which must be welcomed and hopefully actioned sooner rather than later.


!!!!! JUMP for RISE !!!!!

As part of our 'RISE Week 2012' fundraising activities in May we are hoping to get a group of people together to do a Charity Parachute Jump for RISE. It will be a tandem jump where you are attached to an instructor.

The reduced price of the jump for fundraisers is €260 and then we would ask each person to raise a minimum of another €240.

If you are interested in taking part (it will be an exhilarating experience and a bit of craic!) please contact mark.therisefoundation@gmail.com or call (01)7645131.

For more information check out www.skydive.ie/packages/charity-skydives.html