Centra calls on Westmeath to ‘Walk the World’ for breast cancer

TV presenter and fitness enthusiast Kathryn Thomas, Centra communications manager, Laura Curtin, and head of fundraising for the Irish Cancer Society, Mark Mellet

TV presenter and fitness enthusiast Kathryn Thomas, Centra communications manager, Laura Curtin, and head of fundraising for the Irish Cancer Society, Mark Mellet

This October, Centra retailers are urging the people of Westmeath to put on their runners and take to the streets for Centra’s ‘Walk the World’ initiative.

Centra aims to get thousands of people to collectively walk 40,075km, the circumference of the earth, on Saturday, October 17. Seven Centra stores in Westmeath will be hosting walks to help raise much-needed funds for the Irish Cancer Society’s Action Breast Cancer programme.

The Centra stores across Westmeath taking part in the campaign include: Croughlan’s Centra Athlone, McInerney’s Centra Athlone, O’Brien’s Centra Mullingar, Buckley’s Centra Mullingar, Ard Services Centra Mullingar, Baker’s Centra Robinstown, and McCarthy’s Centra Kilbeggan. 

TV presenter and fitness enthusiast Kathryn Thomas, who launched Centra’s campaign, will be taking part in a walk. Centra is calling on communities to register with their local Centra store and be in with a chance to have Thomas participate in their walk. 

Speaking at the launch earlier this month, Ms Thomas said: “Not only is it a great opportunity to raise awareness and funds for a very worthy cause but it is also a chance for cities, towns, and villages throughout Ireland to get their runners on and get active. It is a fantastic way to get involved in your local community and it is so simple.”

All funds raised by Centra during Breast Cancer Awareness month will go directly to fund essential services needed including information, advice, and support services for women throughout the country who have been affected by breast cancer.

Martin Kelleher, managing director of Centra, said: “Breast cancer has affected so many people around Ireland and we are delighted to be able to work with the Irish Cancer Society once again to help them provide their vital support services”.

To register for Centra’s ‘Walk the World’ campaign and take part in your local walk to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society’s Action Breast Cancer programme check out www.centra.ie  People can also donate money online at www.centrawalktheworld.ie, in-store, or by texting ‘Centra’ to 50300. €4 will be donated with each text. 

Anyone concerned about breast cancer or breast health should call the Irish Cancer Society’s Cancer Nurseline on Freephone 1800 200 700.

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