Kinsale Pink Ribbon Walk has announced that €80,941 has been raised for Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society.
Over 1000 walkers and runners from Kinsale, Cork and all over Ireland completed the annual 10km event on Sunday 2nd March and donations have been steadily coming in over the past two months.
This is the third Kinsale Pink Ribbon Walk and over €285,000 has been raised for Action Breast Cancer to date – a testament to the dedication of participants and volunteers and generosity of sponsors and donors.
“We are thrilled to announce such a phenomenal amount raised again this year by the Kinsale Pink Ribbon Walk to benefit Action Breast Cancer,” said Jackie Dawson, Chairperson of the Kinsale Pink Ribbon Walk Committee 2014.
“We wish to thank everyone for taking part and for actively fundraising over the past few months. Thanks also to our fantastic Brand Ambassadors Sharon Crosbie and Cara O’Sullivan for their incredible support and to Kinsale Good Food Circle, Cully & Sully and Tipperary Active Water and all other sponsors who helped keep the costs down and the fundraising seriously high.”
The Kinsale Pink Ribbon Walk also produced a CD of ‘Amazing Grace’ with Sharon Crosbie and Friends that became the Walk’s anthem. It is still available (€2) at Super Valu Kinsale and Carroll’s Shops in Cork and Dublin and to download (99c) on itunes.
The Pink Ribbon Walk is a national fundraising initiative which organises sponsored charity walks in locations around the country in aid of Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society. The objective is to empower individuals and communities to increase breast cancer awareness, promote healthy living and raise funds for Action Breast Cancer through a fun and rewarding experience.
Together with other Pink Ribbon Walks in Ireland, it is hoped that over €1 million will be raised for Action Breast Cancer since the first Pink Ribbon Walk in Kells, Co. Meath in 2009.
Last weekend Kenmare held its first Pink Ribbon Walk with over 400 walkers and runners. The next Pink Ribbon Walk takes place in Killaloe, Co. Clare on Sunday 8th June followed by Kells, Co. Meath on Sunday 5th October 2014.
See www.pinkribbonwalk.ie. for further details of all Pink Ribbon Walks.
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Since 2009, the Irish Pink Ribbon Walks in Kinsale, Kells and Killaloe have raised over €800,000 for Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society.
Action Breast Cancer is Ireland’s leading provider of support and information, offering practical help to breast cancer patients and their families all over the country, including many services in Cork.
These include The National Cancer Helpline (1800 200700), the Reach to Recovery and Care to Drive Programmes, financial support, counselling and night nurse services. Information is provided through publications and Daffodil Centres in the Bon Secours Cork and Cork University Hospital. Grants are made to ARC House and the funding of Research Fellows in the leading Irish Universities.
Photography provided by John Allen (086) 2162990
For further press information, please contact:
Jackie Dawson (086) 2446544 or email: [email protected]