Great Pink Run in Kilkenny this weekend

Sian Moloughney

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Great Pink Run in Kilkenny this weekend

Niamh de Brun, at the Great Pink Run in Kilkenny last year PICTURE: PAT MOORE

Kilkenny senior camogie manager Ann Downey and Margaret Swords, CEO, Aut Even Hospital, associate sponsors, along with model and wellness speaker Alison Canavan  will be at the start line of the Great Pink Run with Avonmore Slimline Milk in Kilkenny Castle Park this Sunday, 14th October.

More than 2,000 people have already registered for this event now in its second year in Kilkenny.


It is expected that over 8,000 people will take part over the two days by running, jogging or walking the 10K challenge or the 5K fun run to support Breast Cancer Ireland’s research and awareness efforts around the country.


Commenting on the success of the Great Pink Run, CEO of Breast Cancer Ireland, Aisling Hurley says, “We are delighted with the success of the Great Pink Run which has gone from strength to strength over the past seven years, raising almost 1 million euro to fund our research and awareness programmes around the country. We are particularly calling out to the men this year to take part and lend their support and in doing so help change the landscape of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in Ireland”


Between 30-50% of all cancer cases are preventable according to the World Health Organisation which claims that regular physical activity and the maintenance of a healthy body weight, along with a healthy diet, can considerably reduce cancer risk. 


Michael Patten, Group HR and Corporate Affairs Director of Glanbia comments, “Good nutrition and fitness are widely recognised as helping to protect against cancer and support overall health and wellbeing. We are very proud once again to be involved with this fantastic event which supports the pioneering research work of Breast Cancer Ireland.  Many of us in Glanbia are training and looking forward to taking part in Dublin and Kilkenny this month”

 

For more information visit www.greatpinkrun.ie

Kilkenny was the first location outside Dublin for the Great Pink Run - click here to have a look back at the photographs from last year!

Great Pink Run Kilkenny 2018

Below: At the launch of this year's Great Pink Run sporting legend and Great Pink Run Patron, Sonia O’Sullivan; former Irish international player and rugby pundit Shane Byrne; Marketing & Communications Manager, Aut Even Hospital, Debbie Woodcock; Director of Clinical Services (Nursing), Aut Even Hospital, Kilkenny, Ann Marie Garbut;  breast cancer survivor Georgie Crawford; and camogie player and TV personality Anna Geary with Harry Garbutt (7) and Sam Woodcock (6) from Kilkenny. 

Great Pink Run Kilkenny 2018