The Great Pink Run took place in Kilkenny on Sunday September 10th, 2017.
The event, which saw more than 1,500 participants take part in both the 5k and 10k races, is dedicated to raising funds for Breast Cancer Ireland. This year, so far, the Great Pink Run has raised €370,000.
Organisers were thrilled with the turn-out in Kilkenny. Runners and walkers, young and old, breast cancer survivors, current breast cancer patients, their families, friends and pets, all donned their pink t-shirts and followed the legendary Sonia O’Sullivan, who kicked off proceedings, around the Castle Park.
Margaret Swords, CEO of Aut Even Hospital with Professor Arnie Hill, Oncologist with (RCSI) and Chair of Breast Cancer Ireland.
Aisling Hurley, CEO of Breast Cancer Ireland said: “Thanks to the support of our long-time supporters and sponsors, we can ensure that 100% of funds raided from the entries and individual sponsorship go directly to fund our on-going efforts.”
Margaret Swords, CEO Aut Even Hospital Kilkenny said: “It was an honour for us to be the co-sponsor of the Inaugural Great Pink Run in Kilkenny. Not only is this a really worthy cause but to see our staff, their families and friends and all the runners take part with such enthusiasm, commitment and fun was really brilliant. I and many people I spoke with at the event are already looking forward to next year’s run. Congratulations to everyone who took part and organised the event”.
Aut Even Staff with family and friends after their ‘Great Pink Run’.