The fifth Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk takes place this Sunday, 8th June 2014.
Registrations are flying in with organisers looking forward to welcoming over 600 walkers once again this year.
The 10km sponsored walk has become a huge part of the local community calendar and is well-supported throughout the south west region with walkers coming from across Munster, but also from further afield, even from the UK.
The Pink Ribbon Walks raise much-needed funds for Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society, which provides vital services for patients and their families affected by breast cancer. These include night nurses, counselling, financial grants, but also contributes to the first collaborative breast cancer research facility in the world, Breast Predict.
Ambassador Barbara McMahon said, “Almost every family in Ireland has been touched by this disease and the Pink Ribbon Walks provide a way to show their support, remember their loved ones, celebrate survival, but also know that you are helping others.”
Over €280,000 has been raised at the Killaloe walk since 2010, and this couldn’t have been done without the support of local sponsors. Technopath, a company that specialises in the supply and manufacture of a wide range of niche technologies to the Healthcare and Biotechnologies sectors, is based in Ballina and has supported the walk since it began. This year, directors Malcolm Bell and Dave Sullivan are delighted that Technopath are the main sponsors of the event.
The committee are also delighted to have the support of our other sponsors SPIN SW, Carey Glass in Nenagh, Fionnuisce, Scoops, Queallys Supervalu, Wood Brothers Bistro, Mr Binman, Atlantic Cabins, McKeoghs Foodmarket, Fitsteps Killaloe and The Lakeside Hotel, where the walk starts and finishes. There are also a huge number of local businesses and residents who have volunteered their services and support over the last five years, without whom the walk could not happen. There have been coffee mornings, cake sales, a charity spin at UL Arena and JJ O’Toole in Limerick generously donated 600 pink ‘bag for life’ shopping bags to sell. These have all been hugely successful fundraisers and every penny goes to Action Breast Cancer.
Registration in Wood Brothers, at The Lakeside Hotel and online at www.pinkribbonwalk.ie will continue up until Saturday 7th June, but if you register after Wednesday your registration packs must be collected at Check In on Saturday from 3-6pm in St Anne’s secondary school, Killaloe, or on Sunday in The Lakeside Hotel from 9-12am.
For more information please go to www.pinkribbonwalk.ie.