Killaloe’s Third Pink Ribbon Walk

MUNSTER rugby may not be in the pink after Sunday’s unhappy clash with Ulster at Thomond Park, but hooker Damien Varley isn’t singing the blues. He’s singing for the Pink Ribbon movement instead, with the Killaloe Gospel choir.

MUNSTER rugby may not be in the pink after Sunday’s unhappy clash with Ulster at Thomond Park, but hooker Damien Varley isn’t singing the blues. He’s singing for the Pink Ribbon movement instead, with the Killaloe Gospel choir.

The choir has produced a CD, the proceeds of which are going to the Killaloe Pink Ribbon walk and Damien took time off from training to serenade the organisers of this year’s event, which takes place on Saturday, June 16.

The 10km sponsored walk, now in its third year in the picturesque Shannonside venue, is a fundraising endeavour for Action Breast Cancer, a part of the Irish Cancer Society which raises awareness and provides much needed services and information for cancer patients and their families.

It’s a cause that Damien is happy to support.

“It’s a very worthy cause. Some of my friends have lost their mothers to breast cancer and I’m very happy to be in a position to help out,” said the rugby star.

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