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3 for 3 Breast Cancer Awareness walk, organised by Hook & Ladder, will take place at 3pm on Sunday, October 31, in aid of the Symptomatic Breast Unit at UHL. 3 for 3 Breast Cancer Awareness walk, organised by Hook & Ladder, will take place at 3pm on Sunday, October 31, in aid of the Symptomatic Breast Unit at UHL.

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3 for 3 Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in aid of UHL Symptomatic Breast Unit

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3 for 3 Breast Cancer Awareness walk, organised by Hook & Ladder, will take place at 3pm on Sunday, October 31, in aid of the Symptomatic Breast Unit at UHL.

3 for 3 Breast Cancer Awareness Walk UPDATE NOVEMBER 17, 2021

3 for 3 Breast Cancer

Hundreds of people came out in support of the breast cancer awareness walk across Limerick’s three bridges

Despite the wet and windy weather, Hook and Ladder’s 3 for 3 Breast Cancer Awareness Walk proved to be a massive success!

The event had hundreds of people out walking the three bridges to both raise awareness of breast cancer and to raise funds for the Symptomatic Breast Unit in University Hospital Limerick. 

Over €30,000 was raised and will go towards updating the treatment room at the Unit and purchasing new equipment for the operating theatre.

Organiser of the 3 for 3 Breast Cancer Awareness Walk Caroline Moloney would like to extend a sincere thanks to all who donated and got involved, including the Civil Defence, Gardaí, Limerick City Council, and all the volunteers.

3 for 3 Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in aid of UHL Symptomatic Breast Unit

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Ann Mc Donald

3 for 3 Breast Cancer awareness walk If you are unable to attend the walk but would like to show your support, limited edition 3 for 3 beanies are available on the Hook & Ladder website

If you are unable to attend the walk but would like to show your support, limited edition 3 for 3 beanies are available on the Hook & Ladder website

Hook & Ladder are proud to announce that their third ‘3 for 3’ walk will be held on Sunday, October 31st, at 3pm.

Registration for the event is €10, and all proceeds are in aid of the Symptomatic Breast Unit at University Hospital Limerick.

Participants in the event will be walking 3km, starting at Arthurs Quay park and will incorporate Limerick’s famous Three Bridges Walk. Everyone is welcome, and children go free.

Sarah Moloney of Hook & Ladder said, “It was a huge success in 2019, raising over €26,500 for the local Symptomatic Breast Unit in UHL,” and she hopes as many people as possible attend the event. 

3 for 3 is proudly supported by Pinergy, Scanlons Pharmacies, and Limitless Health. 

People can also show their support by buying a limited edition ‘3 for 3’ beanie hat on the Hook & Ladder website. 

The concept of the 3 for 3 Breast Cancer Awareness Walk was developed by Catherine Moloney, who started her journey in the Breast Unit in the University Hospital Limerick in 2014.

Catherine said, “I am acutely aware of the impact breast cancer can have personally, and also on family and friends. Thankfully, I overcame and fought it and I am forever grateful to the Symptomatic Breast Unit.”

Catherine wanted to create a participant-driven initiative that would give back to the Symptomatic Breast Unit, and so the first ‘3 for 3’ Breast Cancer Awareness Walk took place on October 7, 2018, and proved to be a huge success, raising €12,000. 

The second walk proved to be even more successful, raising over €26,000.

The walk was created as an opportunity for the people of Limerick and beyond to get physically involved in fundraising for a great cause, with over 800 people making their way to the city to take part. 

Catherine added, “The walk incorporates some of the scenic views Limerick City has to offer, and everyone – young, old, canine, or feline – can participate in a non-competitive environment while helping out a worthy cause.”

To register for the 3 for 3 Breast Cancer Awareness Walk go HERE 

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