LAST Sunday, almost 1,100 walkers and runners raised over €50,000 (and counting) on the fourth Kinsale Pink Ribbon Walk, to benefit Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society.
After a very wet start, divine intervention happened and the sun came out, allowing the sea of pink shine through the town as each participant wore a Pink Ribbon Walk t-shirt and Kinsale businesses ‘turned pink’ for the weekend, to heighten breast cancer awareness.
Comedian Tara Flynn spoke of Ireland having an ‘orange weather alert’ but Kinsale had a ‘Pink’ alert as she welcomed participants from all over the country on the 10k route, that started and finished on the Pier Road.
After the Walk, soup-er-men Cully & Sully served up delicious food and refreshments were provided by the Kinsale Good Food Circle with fruit and cereal bars courtesy of Lidl and Tipperary Water keeping thirsts quenched in Actons Hotel.
Thank yous were extended by Fionnuala McCarthy, chairperson, Kinsale Pink Ribbon Walk to Actons Hotel, the Good Food Circle, Cully & Sully, DJ Anthony Collins Lidl, Supervalu, Tipperary Water, Sharon Crosbie and Tara Flynn as well as acknowledging past chairperson Jackie Dawson for bringing the Pink Ribbon Walk to Kinsale.
Irish Cancer Society representative Joanne Murphy and Night Care Night Nurse Pauline Coomey spoke a few words.
Breast cancer survivors and families of those lost to the disease carried worded teardrops to the centre of the room as three songs were played by Sharon Crosbie commencing with You’ve Got A Friend.