Tuesday 22 October 2019

Flying colours: Run raises cash for cancer services

Dash of paint: Shannon Devlin, from Clondalkin, at the Irish Cancer Society’s Colour Dash in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Photo: Andres Poveda
Dash of paint: Shannon Devlin, from Clondalkin, at the Irish Cancer Society’s Colour Dash in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Photo: Andres Poveda
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Runners brought a splash of colour to a grey Sunday with the Irish Cancer Society's Colour Dash.

The fundraising initative, sponsored by Aldi, took place in the Phoenix Park.

The event saw over over 5,000 participants covered in colourful powder paint, representing different types of cancer and survivorship as they completed the course.

The 5km fun run, which was open to all ages and abilities, helps raise money for vital free support services for cancer patients and lifesaving cancer research.

Among those participating were Shannon Devlin from Clondalkin and Amber Sutton (5) from Donaghmede.

An earlier colour dash took place at University of Limerick last weekend.

Amber Sutton (5), from Donaghmede, at the Irish Cancer Society’s Colour Dash in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Photo: Andres Poveda
Amber Sutton (5), from Donaghmede, at the Irish Cancer Society’s Colour Dash in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Photo: Andres Poveda

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