Organisers of the Kinsale Pink Walk are encouraging women to be breast aware as they prepare for their eighth fundraising Pink Walk.
Every year in Cork, an average of 376 people are diagnosed with breast cancer.
While increasing numbers are being diagnosed with breast cancer, more than 80% of people are now surviving their illness.
“We took the decision to move the walk to October this year to coincide with breast cancer awareness month,” Chairperson of the Pink Walk, Fiona O’Mahony, a breast cancer survivor, said.
“Even though more people are diagnosed, the survival rate with early intervention is better than ever before and something I feel very strongly about raising awareness of.”
The Pink Walk raises funds for the Irish Cancer Society’s cancer research and free services available locally to help anyone affected by cancer. Fiona said that they have been blown away by the support of local businesses coming on board as sponsors this year.
Taken together with money raised by participants, they hope to raise over €35,000 from this year’s walk.
Registration is now open at www.pinkribbonwalk.ie for the event which will take place on Sunday, October 6.