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Pink Ribbon Legacy Lunch in Kells on Friday October 11th
Following 10 years of fantastic success with the Boyne Valley Pink Ribbon Walks in Kells, the organising committee has decided to celebrate their achievements by inviting supporters to a lavish 'Legacy Lunch' in the Headfort Arms Hotel on Friday October 11th.
In the summer of 2009, a group of women from Kells - some of whom had been affected by breast cancer themselves – decided to organise a sponsored 10k run and walk to raise money for Action Breast Cancer – a programme of the Irish Cancer Society.
Walks have taken place in Kells annually since 2009 and last year marked its 10th Anniversary. Sister walks have also taken place in Killaloe, Kenmare and Kinsale over the past nine years and a Walk will take place in Kinsale at 12 noon on Sunday October 6th 2019 (in the Boyne Valley's usual time slot).
Between them, the Walks have raised a staggering almost €1.5 million for the Irish Cancer Society and the Legacy Lunch will also be a fundraiser for the cause.
All of this money has gone directly to the cancer charity to fund a range of vital services, including their Collaborative Cancer Research Centre BREAST-PREDICT, the National Cancer Helpline Freefone, breast cancer information literature, night nursing facilities, a free transport scheme and many other essential support initiatives – as well as ongoing scientific research.
The 2019 Legacy Lunch will take place in the Kenlis Suite of the four star Headfort Arms Hotel at 2pm on Friday October 11th during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The dress code is 'A Hint Of Pink!'
Those in attendance at the event will enjoy a delicious lunch featuring local Boyne Valley region ingredients, the chance to win some fantastic raffle prizes and a great afternoon of live entertainment.
Tickets cost €50 each with all proceeds going directly to the Irish Cancer Society. If you are interested in tickets, sponsorship opportunities or donating a raffle prize, please contact Penny on 087 205 5322. Tickets are also available from Jess in The BookMarket Café in Kells.
Find out about the work of the Irish Cancer Society here. Have you got questions or concerns about cancer? Freephone the Cancer Nurseline on 1800 200 700 from 9am to 5pm on Mondays to Fridays.
Pictured are members of the Boyne Valley Pink Ribbon Walk committee handing over the €40,000 proceeds from the October 2018 event to a representative from the Irish Cancer Society. (Photo by Paul Jones from Meath Photos)