New Limerick Rose in lunar walk in aid of Diabetes Ireland

Daniel Tighe

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Daniel Tighe

Limerick Rose 2013 Chloe Heslin, from South Circular Road, who will lead a lunar walk for Diabetes Ireland this week
New Limerick Rose Chloe Heslin will lead a lunar walk this Wednesday night to highlight the plight of diabetes in Ireland.

New Limerick Rose Chloe Heslin will lead a lunar walk this Wednesday night to highlight the plight of diabetes in Ireland.

The Limerick 10km walk, starting and finishing at the Castletroy Park Hotel, is one of a number of similar walks taking place country wide as part of the National Lunar Walk series.

Ms Heslin said she was “delighted to lead this walk in aid of such a great cause”, saying diabetes is an “ever growing condition and issue in Ireland and I encourage people to get out under the full moon on Wednesday and walk with us in this fundraising event”.

Diabetes is a growing problem in modern Irish society with new cases of the illness, both type one and type two, on the rise annually. Currently there is an estimated 191,000 people suffering from diabetes in Ireland with that number forecasted to rise to 233,000 by 2020. It is now considered the fastest growing epidemic by the World Health Organisation and the UN.

For your opportunity to enjoy a moonlit stroll with the Limerick Rose register for the event online or on 1850 909 909. You can also register on the night from 7pm.

Entry is €25 with additional fundraising optional. All proceeds will go towards Diabetes Ireland’s endeavours to raise awareness of the diabetes epidemic in Ireland.

An official National Lunar Walk sports t-shirt can be purchased for €20 from the website. The 100% polyester breathable sports t-shirt can be worn during any exercise and will also help spread the Lunar Walk Series message to a greater audience throughout the year.

Any person raising over €100 through fundraising for the event will automatically receive a complimentary National Lunar Walk Series t-shirt.