Wednesday 26 July 2017

Making waves and turning our canals pink

Honourary Plurabelle Dragon boat drummer Lauren Thirroueiz (10) from Sandymount leads the beat as members of the Plurabelle Paddlers, Irelands first breast cancer dragon boat team, train in a 'pinked' boat at a 'pinked' lock at Grand Canal Dock.
Honourary Plurabelle Dragon boat drummer Lauren Thirroueiz (10) from Sandymount leads the beat as members of the Plurabelle Paddlers, Irelands first breast cancer dragon boat team, train in a 'pinked' boat at a 'pinked' lock at Grand Canal Dock.

DUBLIN's canals and waterways are going pink this Saturday to mark the finale of the 'Paint it Pink' breast cancer awareness campaign.

Some 600 events have been staged all round the country in support of The Irish Cancer Society (ICS) campaign.

Hundreds of pink balloons will brighten up the capital's canals and locks, while Grand Canal Dock will play host to a floating open air cinema screening of the 1980s cult classic film, 'Pretty in Pink'.

Breast cancer survivors the 'Plurabelle Paddlers' will launch one of their traditional Chinese-style 'dragon boats' on the dock for a sunset training session before the movie.

The ICS is asking anyone passing along the canal or attending the event to upload pictures to social media using the hashtag #PINKPICS.

Support the campaign by texting the word 'Pink' to 50300 to donate €4.

Irish Independent

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