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March date for Kinsale's Pink Ribbon Walk event

January 22nd, 2017 7:11 AM

By Southern Star Team

Pink Ribbon ambassador and singer Sharon Crosbie, right, with committee members at the launch of the 6th Annual Pink Ribbon Walk which takes place in Kinsale on March 5th. (Photo: John Allen)

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IRELAND’S gourmet capital recently turned pink for the launch of the 6th Annual Pink Ribbon Walk in the Blue Haven Hotel in Kinsale. 

The sponsored 10k run/walk for Action Breast Cancer, is one of the town’s best supported events and takes place on March 5th at 12 noon. 

‘We now need to fight to keep our female friends and family members with us for a long time to come,’ said Mary Kirby O’Donovan, committee chairperson. ‘Walks like this can go a long way in ensuring that the support is there for those who face this battle.’

Pink Ribbon ambassador and singer, Sharon Crosbie will again lend her support and lead the walk this year. Last year’s walk raised €43,000 and every single euro raised makes a difference to people with cancer and their families throughout Ireland in the fight against cancer. 

‘This year, over 30,000 people in Ireland will develop cancer and over 8,000 will die of the disease,’ added Eileen Kearney, community fundraising manager for the Irish Cancer Society.

Further information and online registration for the walk is at  www.pinkribbonwalk.ie

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