Killaloe’s Pink Ribbon Walk launched

The Pink Ribbon Walk in Killaloe
The Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk has announced that Specsavers Nenagh and Limerick are supporting this year’s event as a sponsor. The addition of Specsavers will enable in-store registration days leading up to the walk.

The Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk has announced that Specsavers Nenagh and Limerick are supporting this year’s event as a sponsor. The addition of Specsavers will enable in-store registration days leading up to the walk.

The Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk is entering its fourth year this year and takes place on Sunday, June, 9. The day is a great day out for the whole family, with children’s entertainers, food and music at The Lakeside Hotel, Ballina.

As a breast cancer survivor, Sinead Clohessy of Specsavers Limerick knows more than most how important it is to raise awareness of this disease.

“Almost every family in Ireland has been touched by cancer. The Pink Ribbon Walk in Killaloe is not just another 10k walk, it is an experience that the whole region gets involved in. It is an emotional and uplifting day, and I urge as many people as possible to get behind this very special event and worthy cause,” she said.

The Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk is entering its fourth year this year and takes place on Sunday, June, 9. The day is a great day out for the whole family, with children’s entertainers, food and music at The Lakeside Hotel, Ballina. Since the inaugural Pink Ribbon Walk in Kells, County Meath, in 2009 the event has grown across Ireland and has raised over €715,000.

Barbara McMahon, ambassador for the Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk said: “We are grateful to all our sponsors and supporters and we are delighted that the addition of Specsavers will give our event a new dimension that will help us to make it bigger and better than ever before. We are hoping for 1000 walkers this year.”

Nicola Wood, chair of the Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk added: “Women have a one in ten chance of developing breast cancer, but we also know that living a healthier lifestyle and exercising more can reduce your chance of getting cancer by 50 per cent. We hope to raise awareness, offer support and hopefully to help find a cure for breast cancer. By joining the Pink Ribbon Walk movement, you help raise funds for Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society that supports families through this stressful time and to help them cope with the practical problems that a cancer diagnosis can bring.”

To register for the Killaloe walk, for fundraising tips, or for more information on the Pink Ribbon Walks in Ireland visit www.pinkribbonwalk.ie. To keep up to date on the event via Facebook log on to www.facebook.com/pinkribbonwalk. If you have questions or concerns about breast cancer, contact the National Cancer Freefone Helpline on 1800-200700 or visit www.cancer.ie