Kilkenny man Ken Kavanagh will walk from Kilkenny to the All-Ireland Final in Croke Park for two very deserving charities working with Cancer and Suicide prevention for youth.
Ken who is based in England will be flying home to take up the challenge and will set out from the city on the morning of Friday, September 5 from the Town Hall and hopes to arrive in Dublin on Saturday evening.
A native of Clogh, Ken has been heavily involved in youth activities from his early teens, from drama groups and Chairman of Ossory Youth and now as a scout leader. No stranger to walking, Ken turned to walking after a rugby accident while playing for Kilkenny RFC. Ken has encountered friends and loved ones who have been touched by cancer and suicide. The idea for the walk came about as a result of his involvement with the Kilkenny based not-for-profit project the YADAs (Young Artist Development Awards) which holds its 2014 annual awards on September 27 in Cillin Hill, Kilkenny. Proceeds raised from the walk will be presented to Cois NoreCancer and Teen-Line Ireland. Please support and donate at: www.facebook.com/walkto croker