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09th Oct 2020

“Let’s kick cancer’s ass” Survivor Denise Ashe heads for the Great Pink Run for the fourth time

Brought to you by Breast Cancer Ireland

The Great Pink Run is back!

In its 10th year, the Great Pink Run (with Glanbia and supported by Fitbit) kicks off on October 17 through 18 and Denise Ashe (39) from Trim is doing everything in her power, including participating in the run, to help raise funds to support Breast Cancer Ireland‘s pioneering research and awareness programmes.

Denise Ashe was just 36 when she was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer in 2017, an aggressive form of breast cancer which is most commonly found in younger women. After a gruelling year of treatment, the mum of one was given the all-clear and has since become extremely passionate about raising awareness, especially in younger women.

Denise became an ambassador for Breast Cancer Ireland and she supports their campaigns to promote education and raise awareness on the importance of good breast health.

Breast Cancer Ireland aims to transform the landscape of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment through ongoing pioneering research that will ultimately transform this disease from being fatal into a long-term treatable illness.

Keeping mindful of the measures being taken against COVID19, we’re all being encouraged to run, walk or jog 5k or 10k within our own communities over the weekend of the 17th and 18th of October.

Over 45,000 people have taken part in the Great Pink Run since it began in 2011, raising a massive €2 million which supports pioneering research fellowships across Ireland and 10,000 took part last year in Dublin’s Phoenix Park, in Kilkenny Castle Park, and for the first time, at Diversey Harbour, Chicago.

Denise knows what people power can do when it comes to raising crucial funds and she’s encouraging people to stand alongside supporters and survivors across the country come October 17th;

“I am a firm believer there is power in numbers and together we will kick breast cancers ass once and for all!!

Make sure you register to take part in the Great Pink Run here and help fight cancer. It costs just €15 plus postage and packaging.


Brought to you by Breast Cancer Ireland

Keep up with the Great Pink Run online here and Breast Cancer Ireland on Twitter.