Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk 2016 – Photo by Kieran Clancy.
This year the Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk 2016 takes place on Sunday June 26. The Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk 2016 at the Lakeside Hotel is a 10km walk or run through the picturesque country roads of Killaloe and Ballina. It finishes with a garden party, music and entertainment back at The Lakeside Hotel, Ballina, Co. Tipperary.
The event itself has grown into a day for the whole family to take part in. Last year over 2000 people attended with over 1000 walkers raising over a whopping €56,000. The walk is always growing in size and is predicted that there’ll be even more walkers this year.
The day is promised for plenty of fun and bringing people together. It’s also for a brilliant cause as it is to raise much-needed funds for Action Breast Cancer; a programme of the Irish Cancer Society.
The event is run by volunteers so Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk 2016 strives to ensure that every cent raised by the walkers and runners goes directly to such a worthwhile cause.
All money raised locally goes directly to the Irish Cancer Society, Ireland’s leading provider of cancer support and information.
Some of the many services funded by the donations from the Pink Ribbon Walks are as follows: Free National Cancer helpline, night nurses throughout the Mid-West Region, counselling and financial support, Reach to Recovery, and Daffodil Center’s. There’s also very generous donations from Cancer Support centers; including Suimhneas in Nenagh, CARE in Clonmel, Suir Haven in Thurles and Slainte an Chlair in Kilnamona.
Over the past 7 years The Pink Ribbon Walks have become a national movement with walks taking place in Kells, Killaloe, Kinsale and Kenmare. To date there has been over 13,000 people walking, covering 19,000 kilometres. There has been 19 Pink Ribbon Walks in four different regions. Over €1.4 million in sponsorship money has been raised for the Irish Cancer Society since its inception in 2009.
The Killaloe Community has really taken the Pink Ribbon Walk to heart, with local shops and businesses dressing their windows and turning the ever beautiful Ballina and Killaloe into a sea of pink in the run up to the annual events. Even the bridge is lined from end to end with pink bras flying proudly to remind people of the real cause Action Breast Cancer.
Statistics show that one in 10 Irish Women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and with the support of Pink Ribbon Walks, we can ensure that no woman has to embark on her breast cancer journey alone.
For information on the Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk 2016 on their website click here.
For any enquiries about the walk email [email protected]
To contact the National Cancer Helpline 1800 200 700.
For more stories about this walk from us at I Love Limerick click here.
To check out previous Pink Ribbon Walks, have a look at our video coverage of the events below!