A “Colourful Bra” fun run will be held around the ‘five mile’ in Edenderry on Sunday, October 14 at 2pm in aid of cancer support and the Edenderry Youth Action Group for their café.
Breast cancer survivor Nida Collins and members of the Youth Action Group are organising the event.
Nida explained, “The vast majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer survive and thrive. The work of the Irish Cancer society and all the charities is fantastic. We have some amazing local support groups like Dochas in Tullamore and LARCC cancer support in Multyfarnham just outside Mullingar. They do amazing work and offer much needed counselling and support.”
Nida added, “Prevention however is so much better than cure as is promoting positive breast health in a fun and cheerful way that will not only make young women celebrate their boobs as part of their femininity but also promote awareness to maintain good health. Encouraging young women to self examine as part of their grooming routine and coming from a place of confidence instead of fear I believe would be seriously beneficial.”
Nida and the Youth Action Group members are encouraging people of all ages to step it out in honour of all women surviving and thriving daily on Sunday, October 14 next, starting at 2pm from the Square, Edenderry.
Registration is €10 per family. Proceeds from the walk/run will go to a comfort fund for local cancer patients and a percentage will also go to the Youth Action group for their café.
Nida will also be running events including a craft fair, coffee morning, photo shoots, relaxation days and holistic events in her venue called The Glade over the coming weeks. Funds will be donated directly to local cancer patients.
For registration and more information, contact Nida at 086 1728700 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org