Twin towns turn pink for breast cancer

first_imgVolunteers needed for Limerick Daffodil Day Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk A SEA OF PINK at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Picture: Keith Wiseman Print Previous articleGarda vow on feuding gangsNext articleSwimming – Medal haul for Limerick Swimming Club John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Stay SunSmart come rain or shine Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk 6 year old Lilly Mowat from Killaloe dances through the Pink Ribbons at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman Cannonball Run is coming back to Limerick A sea of pink at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Picture: Keith WisemanA sea of pink at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Picture: Keith WisemanA SEA of pink washed over the twin towns of Killaloe and Ballina on Sunday as they hosted the sixth annual Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk in aid of Action Breast Cancer.This year proved to be the biggest event to date, with more than 1,000 walkers and runners and crowds in excess of 1,600 joining in the celebrations afterwards at the Lakeside Hotel in Ballina.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Niamh Briggs, captain of the Irish Ladies Rugby Team and this year’s Killaloe Pink Ribbon Ambassador, led out the army of pink t-shirts on the 10k route from the Lakeside Hotel.She said: “It is an honour to be asked to support such an amazing charity. It’s so important to spread the good word, fight the fight and some day they will find a cure.”The first to cross the finish line with a time of 45.02 was Martin Pearl of Ballina, and right behind him was the first lady to pass the line, Mairead O’Callighan of Effin, Co Limerick with a time of 46.17.Carmell DeMello. event chairperson said on Sunday: “I am absolutely thrilled with today’s turnout. It is such an amazing cause, and I’m very proud of the residents of the town for all their effort in making today what it is.”Local businesses once again got involved dressing shop windows, and flying flags and balloons, while a bunting of pink bras swung proudly across the bridge joining the two counties.The funds from the walk go directly to Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society that supports vital services including the National Cancer Freephone Helpline (1800 200 700) staffed by specialist cancer care nurses.In 2011, specialist cancer nurses supported 22,120 callers to the National Cancer Helpline. A total of 741 of these calls came from the Mid West region of Limerick, Clare and Tipperary.The Society’s advocacy service provides a voice for women with breast cancer in Ireland, while financial assistance is also available for those experiencing difficulties as a result of their cancer diagnosis. Other vital services include: health promotion, providing community and workplace programmes on breast cancer awareness and early detection; night nursing for critically ill patients.Some 8,110 nights of care were provided to 2,014 families in 2011, 996 nights of which were provided in the Mid West region.In addition, more than 688,266 cancer information booklets and fact sheets were provided to people concerned about cancer across the country in 2011 with 58,553 distributed in the Mid West. Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Picture: Keith Wiseman Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Picture: Keith Wiseman Facebook Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Chris Dudley singer with the Mogley Mob during the warming up.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk at the Lakeside Hotel.The Finish Line.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Mogley Mob & DFN entertain the walkers as they cross the bridge.Picture: Keith Wiseman Niamh Briggs appointed as UL Bohs Women’s Head Coach Twitter Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon WalkCarmell DeMello, Chairperson of the Killaloe Pink Ribbon with Niamh Briggs, Ambassador of the Killaloe Pink Ribbon and Captain of the Irish ladies Rugby Team at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk. Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk 6 year old Lilly Mowat from Killaloe dances through the Pink Ribbons at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman TAGSAction Breast CancerballinaIrish Cancer Societykillaloeniamh briggsPink Ribbon Walk WhatsApp Linkedin NewsTwin towns turn pink for breast cancerBy John Keogh – July 2, 2015 1393 10 marathons in 10 days for Cancer sufferers Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk A SEA OF PINK at the Lakeside Hotel before the start of the walk.Nicola Wood and the pink panters…Picture: Keith Wiseman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk at the Lakeside Hotel.The Finish Line.Picture: Keith Wiseman Thousand’s turn out for Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk Mary O’Sullivan, Killaloe hanging Pink Ribbons at the Lakeside Hotel.Picture: Keith Wiseman Email Limerick woman scores €33,000 on Winning Streaklast_img read more

Margo Price Joins Lukas Nelson For “Find Yourself” At Woolsey Fire Benefit Concert [Watch]

first_imgOn Monday night, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Margo Price, Butch Walker, Madisen Ward, and Desure were among the artists performing at a benefit concert in support of first responders and low-income families affected by the November Woolsey Fire in California.The benefit, which was held at Agoura Hills, CA’s Canyon Club was highlighted by a headlining set from Nelson, who welcomed Price midway through his set for a performance of his own tune “Find Yourself.” Nelson’s “Find Yourself” appears on his 2017 self-titled LP and features Lady Gaga on backing vocals. Last night’s rendition of the soulful song turned into a nine-minute jam, with Price adding her touch on vocals and tambourine. Nelson let it all hang out on guitar, as he impressively worked through multiple quick-witted solos, rocking the Southern California venue.Watch video of Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real with Margo Price below:Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real with Margo Price – “Find Yourself”[Video: DJRokyManson]In other news, Margo Price is set to sing the national anthem at this Sunday’s Tennessee Titan’s game at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium.Head here for a full list of Margo Price’s upcoming tour dates, and here for Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real’s.[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

Organic Tours.

first_imgGeorgia Organics will spotlight three small organic farms nearAtlanta on its Fall Farm Tour Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.The featured farms include Glover Family Organic Farm, Inc.,near Douglasville; Puck’s Farm in Fairburn; and TaylOrganic Farmin Ellenwood. Visitors may tour the farms in any order.Each farm is at different stages in its development and willprovide tours at regular intervals. Family members and specialistsat each will discuss topics such as beekeeping, cooking nutritiously,soil amendments and free-range eggs.Tax-deductible donations of $2 per person per farm for GeorgiaOrganic members and $4 for nonmembers are suggested. Find farmdescriptions and directions on the Georgia Organics Web site (http://www.georgiaorganics.org– click on “What’s New”). Or call 770-621-4642.last_img read more