‘3 for 3’: Awareness walk raises almost €12,000 for vital cancer service at UHL

Jess Casey

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Jess Casey

‘3 for 3’: Awareness walk raises almost €12,000 for vital cancer service at UHL

IN ITS first year, the ‘3 for 3’ Awareness Walk has raised almost €12,000 for vital breast cancer services in Limerick.

The charity walk, incorporating the three bridges of Limerick, was met with huge success, €11,500 for the Symptomatic Breast Unit in the University Hospital Limerick.

Founder of the event, Caroline Moloney said: “We are overwhelmed by the response and generosity of all who supported this fantastic cause.”

Ms Moloney, a breast cancer survivor, is “acutely aware” of the impact of the illness, after starting her own journey in the Breast Unit in 2014.  

Ms Moloney started the event as she wanted to create a participant driven initiative, that would give back to the “brilliant work the Symptomatic Breast unit does for its patients”, in a way that was personal to her.

“The walk incorporates the three bridges of Limerick, highlighting our beautiful city. The main aim was that everyone young and old could participate in a non-competitive environment.” 

“We are humbled with all the amazing volunteers that got involved; Limerick City Council Roads Authority, Rory McDermott, Helen O’Donnell, Limerick City Business Association, the Community Police, Sergeant, Kevin Balfe, and all the First Responders for all their help and assistance in making this event so memorable and successful.” 

“This year’s event was sponsored by Hook & Ladder to whom we are very grateful,” Ms Moloney added. 

Sarah Moloney, of Hook & Ladder said: “We are honoured to have been part of such a fantastic cause.” 

“We are already looking forward to “3 for 3” 2019 which will take place on Sunday October 6 2019 at 3pm.” 

“Due to the volume of participants this year, registration will open earlier next year so keep an eye on social media.”

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