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Colour Dash comes to Limerick

Ireland’s best fundraising event, Colour Dash, goes national as a date is set bringing the Dash to Ireland’s city of culture Limerick

Colour Dash comes to Limerick

This unique event is more about having fun with your family and friends than speed. At the finish line the party really starts and the air is filled with music and the entertainment begins. Photo: Mac Innes Photography/Clodagh Kilcoyne

The Irish Cancer Society announced the first Colour Dash for Limerick. The event will be held at 12pm on Sunday 24th of August in University of Limerick, Co. Limerick. Colour Dash Limerick is the third Colour Dash location announced this year, adding to Dublin and Cork.  The event is set to sell out quickly following the popularity of the first ever Colour Dash last year. The unique five kilometre ‘dash’ will see participants of all ages running, walking or jogging the course. ‘Dashers’ will start the route wearing a white t-shirt that is quickly transformed into a colourful work of art. At each kilometre, a different colour – representing a different cancer – of powder paint will be thrown at participants, creating a kaleidoscope of colour.

“I am so happy that we are having our first Colour Dash event in Limerick in August. I was at the Dublin event last year and it really was a fantastic day out for all involved. I know this fun event will go down well in Limerick.” said Eileen Kearney, Community Fundraiser Limerick, Irish Cancer Society. “The Colour Dash will raise funds for the Society’s work  but it also encourages people to get out and fight back against cancer in a fun way, as well as getting active – improving fitness and contributing towards a healthy lifestyle – which as we know helps reduce the risk of cancer. We hope to see lots of people from all over Limerick come and participate in the event representing the four most common cancers, prostate, breast, bowel and lung, and of course celebrating cancer survivors.”

Kevin Whelan, Marketing Controller, Crown Paints Ireland Limited said “We’re delighted to be the sponsor of Colour Dash again this year. We are so pleased to see the event roll out nationally with a date for Limerick. Crown Paints have retail outlets all over Ireland and we know that our teams and customers in Limerick will get behind this great event. It generated such warmth and good feeling last year and raises much needed funds for such an important cause. Best of luck to everyone in Limerick planning to take part from all of us at Crown Paints.”

The five kilometres of the Colour Dash are: 1km: Yellow – representing lung cancer, 2km: Green – representing bowel cancer, 3km: Purple – representing cancer survivorship, 4km: Blue – representing prostate cancer, 5km: Pink – representing breast cancer.

The Irish Cancer Society and Crown are calling on people to add some colour to their lives and sign up today to take part in the Irish Cancer Society’s Colour Dash Limerick. If you can’t make the Limerick event why not take part in Colour Dash Cork on September 6th? To register for your place CallSave our team on 1850 60 60 60 or visit www.cancer.ie Together, we won’t give up until cancer does.

The Irish Cancer Society’s Colour Dash, the only powder paint run giving 100% of money raised to charity. Proudly sponsored by Crown Paints. Kindly supported by SPIN 1038.

Do the Dash, get splashed, and raise some cash!

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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