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Colour Dash to support cancer patients in Sligo - Win 2 Tickets

Irish Cancer Society’s Colour Dash, sponsored by Aldi, takes place in Doorly Park, Sligo on May 28th.  

The countdown is on to the most colourful event of the summer as the Irish Cancer Society Colour Dash returns to Sligo for the second year in a row.

Colour Dash, sponsored by Aldi, takes place in Doorly Park on Sunday, May 28th at 12 noon.

Registration is open at www.cancer.ie and spaces are limited - so sign up now to inject some colour into your summer!

Sligo Today has Two €30 Tickets to give away - see below

The Colour Dash is a five kilometre fun run open to all ages and abilities. A different colour of powder paint, representing different cancers and survivorship, is thrown at participants at each kilometre mark as they make their way to the finish line.

The Colour Dash supports the Irish Cancer Society’s free services for cancer patients and their families. In Sligo, 562 people were diagnosed with cancer over a 12 month period, including 66 cases of prostate cancer, 46 cases of bowel cancer and 44 cases of breast cancer.


Money raised from Colour Dash supports cancer patients on every step of their cancer journey, as well as funding vital cancer research to find better ways of treating and diagnosing cancer.

Last year in Sligo the Society’s Night Nurses delivered 151 nights of care to support patients to stay at home during their final days. 109 journeys were facilitated for patients from Sligo who used the Volunteer Driver Service which transports patients to and from their chemotherapy treatment.

                                             Getting 'Coloured Up' for the event

John McCormack, CEO of the Irish Cancer Society said: “Colour Dash is a fantastic opportunity for families in Sligo and neighbouring counties to enjoy a fun day out, while helping the 40,000 people in Ireland who will get a cancer diagnosis this year. Do the 5km dash amidst an explosion of colour and fun, and help provide vital support for those on that cancer journey. We look forward to welcoming a colourful army to our Colour Dash event in Doorly Park this year. Together, we won’t give up until cancer does.”

The Irish Cancer Society is one of several charities to benefit from Aldi Ireland’s community support programme since 2016. It was specifically chosen by Aldi staff in a company-wide poll because so many staff knew people affected by cancer and wanted to help. Through a combination of sponsorship, a staff ‘Bric a Brac’ collection, staff donations, Colour Dash entry fees and sales of Daffodil Day daffodils and charity cards at Aldi’s stores, Aldi and its staff have raised over €175,000 for the Irish Cancer Society since 2016.

                                                         A colourful fun event

Commenting, Aldi Ireland’s Group Buying Director Finbar McCarthy said: "Aldi is very proud to partner with the Irish Cancer Society and support the Colour Dash for a second year running. It’s a superb event for a cause that is close to the hearts of our customers and staff. Staff across our 128 Irish stores are gearing up to make this year’s Colour Dash a success, having already raised over €175,000 to help provide valuable services for people affected by cancer. We look forward to seeing the Aldi teams and supporters out in force around the country for this great initiative.”   

Colour Dash is 5km of fun and colour, with entertainment provided on the day.  Registration is €30 per person, and €5 for children under 12.

Visit www.cancer.ie/colourdash to register or Callsave 1850 60 60 60.

Sligo Today is giving away two €30 tickets for this worthy event;

Simply answer the following question;

Which Colour would you see on Traffic Lights in Ireland

(A) White (B) Red (C) Purple

Answer by Text to 0838409939 (Standard Rates Apply)
Line closes Monday 22nd May at 5pm


The Irish Cancer Society’s Colour Dash is sponsored by Aldi and supported by iRadio.