Three friends walk for cancer research
Three best friends are gearing up to walk and run a combined distance of 1,000 kilometres this month in support of the National Breast Cancer Research Institute.
Georgia Mellotte from Westport, Sinead Bourke from Cashel and Louise Lynch from Macroom are all studying nutritional sciences in UCC.
Their goal equals the distance of the Ireland Way, a hiking trail which runs the length of the country from Castletownbere in Cork to the Giants Causeway in Antrim. However, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the girls will be achieving their goal on the streets of Kilkenny where they are currently on placement with Irish nutrition group Glanbia.
With more than 3,500 cases diagnosed annually, the girls hope to help make a difference for the many women suffering from breast cancer in Ireland today. All monies raised during the challenge will go directly to support the breast cancer research team lead by Professor Michael Kerin, based at the Lambe Institute, National University of Ireland Galway. To learn more or donate, visit gofundme.com and search for ‘1000k in May for NBCRI’.