On April 25th just gone, my friends in the DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology) Camping Society hosted their 3rd annual "Bra Walk" in aid of Action Breast Cancer...
|The poster advertising the Bra Walk III|
The Bra Walk was a roaring success in its first year. It was fun for the walkers, and it was helping people who really need not only treatment, but also financial assistance during their time in and out of hospital. It was win-win.
Last year the walk was bigger, better and it raised yet more money than in it did in its first year to help the sufferers of breast cancer, and educate the public that breast cancer (the second most common cancer in Irish women), like the walkers clad in bras littering Dublin, can't be ignored.
So lets get onto the business at hand; This years walk.
|Duck Norris (our mascot) and Nick|
The Committee decided to meet in DIT's Auinger St campus around 11am (or so) and get set up. Since I'm always late for everything, I rolled in with Chris in tow at 11.15am-ish and immediately disrobed down to the mandatory bra. Everyone had been there a while and most of the gang were loitering in their over-the-shoulder-boulder-holders and the lovely Jordan was diligently applying pink face-paint on everyone, and tying ribbons on people to help incorporate the pink theme into all the walkers. When everything was ready to go, and all the walkers assembled, painted and decorated to perfection, it was time for photos and off we went.
|Grafton St Group :D|
The bucket collection was run from around 12/12.30 to 3pm. All over Grafton St you could hear the walkers calling out "Support 'Action Breast Cancer'!!", along with other slogans in the hopes of enticing people to give even the smallest donation. When the duck mascot made it over from the other team, I can definitively say that I tried to get people to donate, and "Make the duck dance!"... It didn't work, sadly.
|Myself and Chris collecting on Grafton St|
|Georgia working hard!! (Nick took this photo)|
|Some of the Temple Bar group with Duck :)|
All in all, though the final figure is yet to come in, due to sponsorship cards not being due for another few days (thanks for that btw Nick, you saved my ass on that front!!) the walk was yet again, a great day for the walkers, and a great help for ABC and the Irish Cancer Society.
Huge props go to Maeve, Nick, and Chris for organizing the first one, because its been a great start to summer for the last 3 years. People who suffer for cancer are not the only people to benefit from this fundraising, it raises awareness in the public, and it helps the families of those affected by cancer.
You guys rock!!