June 22, 2024

Letterkenny was painted pink yesterday as over 260 runners and walkers turned out for a fundraising stroll/run in assist of Most cancers Care West.

The occasion was organised by native lady Lisa Gallagher and her pals to coincide with Breast Most cancers Consciousness Month.

Lisa, who’s presently going via most cancers therapy, wished to provide again to Most cancers Care West for the help they’ve given her since her analysis. Lisa teamed up with Marina Boyle, Jackie McAteer and Monica Grier to set the wheels in movement.

Letterkenny Pink Run and Stroll organisers Marina Boyle, Jackie McAteer, Lisa Gallagher and Monica Grier

Sunday’s run/stroll was filled with enjoyable and help, beginning with a warm-up led by health teacher Ciara McVeigh Lunn at Letterkenny Group Centre earlier than the individuals set off on their 3k or 5k journeys.

It was a day of sunshine and smiles. The Breathnach household offered lovely music, and the Glenswilly Moms and Others Gaelic crew volunteered for the day, together with many different native individuals who kindly donated their time to make the day a hit. A number of companies additionally donated to an excellent raffle to spice up the fundraising initiative.

Lisa Gallagher along with her mum Vanessa and sister Tanya

The ocean of pink that swept via Letterkenny was not solely a present of solidarity for these affected by breast most cancers but additionally an important present of group help.

The occasion raised over €3,600, with the ultimate quantity but to be revealed. Lisa already raised a tremendous €4,700 for Most cancers Care West in August when she did a head shave earlier than starting chemotherapy. Her sister Tanya additionally braved the shave a month later, bringing further funds and consciousness to the charity.

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Letterkenny turns pink for breast most cancers consciousness enjoyable run/stroll was final modified: October sixteenth, 2023 by Rachel McLaughlin