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Peter Mark Limerick Petermarkathon to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society

Peter O’Rourke, CEO Peter Mark and Averil Power, CEO the Irish Cancer Society are pictured at the launch of the 2018 Petermarkathon. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Peter Mark Limerick Petermarkathon to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society

The Petermarkathon is back and coming to a salon near you! The annual fundraiser by Ireland’s largest hairdressing group takes place from 26th – 28th October 2018 in salons across the country.


Peter O’Rourke, CEO Peter Mark and Averil Power, CEO the Irish Cancer Society. The Petermarkathon will run across all 71 Peter Mark salons in the island of Ireland from Friday, 26th to Sunday 28th October 2018. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland



This year the Peter Mark Limerick team will be raising vital funds for the Irish Cancer Society to help support its Cancer Nurseline a free helpline staffed by trained cancer nurses, to offer a listening ear and practical advice to anyone who has concerns or questions about cancer.

Each salon across Limerick is tasked with coming up with its own unique way to raise money, so visitors to their local Peter MarkLimerick salon can expect bake sales, pyjamas parties, fancy dress and lots of other fun events over the weekend!

Commenting on the launch, Peter O’Rourke, CEO, Peter Mark said, “Our annual Petermarkathon is a key event in our calendar and one we as a team very much look forward to. Over the years we have raised hundreds of thousands of Euros for charities across Ireland. Each year we select a new charity to raise money for and we are delighted to partner this year with The Irish Cancer Society. In particular, we will be raising money to support the wonderful work of the Cancer Nurseline.”

Averil Power, CEO of Irish Cancer Society said: “We are delighted to be the beneficiary of the Petermarkathon which will raise vital funds for our Cancer Nurseline service. This year over 40,000 people will get a cancer diagnosis in Ireland. That diagnosis can be frightening and overwhelming. That’s why our Cancer Nurses are available on the Freephone Cancer Nurseline to offer emotional support and advice to anyone concerned about any aspect of cancer.

This service is reliant on donations, so we are very grateful to salons across Ireland who will participate in the Petermarkathon and ensure those facing cancer get the support they need. We wish you the best of luck with your fundraising activities and hope the event is a huge success!”

To find the location of your nearest Peter Mark salon, see

For more information about The Irish Cancer Society, see

For more stories on The Irish Cancer Society, go here.

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