Kinsale Pink Ribbon Walk raises €50,000 and counting for Action Breast Cancer

Posted on: 9th March, 2015

Category: Headlines

Contributor: West Cork People

On Sunday March 1, almost 1,100 walkers and runners raised over €50,000 (and counting) on the fourth Kinsale Pink Ribbon Walk, to benefit Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society.

After a very wet start, divine intervention happened and the sun came out, allowing a sea of pink to flow through the town with each participant wearing a Pink Ribbon Walk t-shirt and Kinsale businesses having ‘turned pink’ for the weekend to heighten breast cancer awareness.

Brand Co-Ambassador Tara Flynn spoke of Ireland having an ‘orange weather alert’ but Kinsale had a ‘Pink’ Alert as she welcomed participants from all over the country and then Sharon Crosbie, Co-Ambassador sang as the motivated crowd prepared to stride off through the town on the 10k route, that started and finished on the Pier Road.

“We are delighted with such fantastic support and are thrilled with over €50,000 raised to date and counting as the Pink Ribbon Walk is a big physical and financial commitment,” said Fionnuala McCarthy, Chairperson Kinsale Pink Ribbon Walk.

“We sincerely thank participants for fundraising such a huge amount in sponsorship and thank everyone for their most generous donations. We encourage those participants who registered late to return their sponsorship cards to Finishing Services, 71 Main Street, Kinsale or to lodge monies in AIB Kinsale with their name and registration number during March.”

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Contributors on the night are Colm Sheehy, Conor Murray, David Lowney, Denis Murphy, Eoghan Deasy, Sean McEvoy, Thomas Clancy and Treasa O'Brien.
Topics covered will range from awareness and responsibility to yourself and others to the benefits of exercise and nutrition.
The evening is suitable for everyone aged 16 and over from players, members of the community, parents of young and adolescent children, etc.

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The Cast of Harold Pinter’s ‘No Man’s Land’ are on their way to the All-Ireland finals, having won 26 awards, including five best of Festivals, at the Amateur Drama League of Ireland annual three act festivals. The play ‘No Man’s Land, by Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize Winning Author is directed by Jennifer Williams.

One last opportunity to view this multi award winning play at Skibbereen Town Hall, on Saturday 14th of April, before the finals.

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