OVER 22,500 participants have raised over €1 million and logged 423,002.61km to date as part of the 100k in 30 days fundraiser in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland.
According to 100k in 30 days founder Niall Carroll the team are “delighted” with the response so far.
The Blackrock man said: “It’s early days yet so we are encouraging people to keep fundraising.
“We want to thank everyone who has raised money so far. The money will go towards three areas including a clinical trial, education awareness campaigns and will fund research nurses across the country.”
The family-friendly challenge kicked off on June 1 and is running until the end of the month. Niall and his wife, Cara McAdam, launched the virtual fundraiser.
“There are 4,000 people in Louth taking part with 3,000 of that number from Dundalk. There are also 3,000 children across the country taking part,” said Niall.
“Hopefully people are enjoying it and having fun with their family and friends. There is great community spirit in Louth and we are very proud of it.”
Niall and Cara and thousands of #pinkarmy participants raised €1.2 million last year from the popular event.
Niall launched the 100km in 30 Days challenge in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland last June, after Cara was diagnosed with breast cancer just before Christmas 2019.
Niall set a target of raising €100,000. However, the event proved to be a huge success and quickly raised over €1 million for the charity.
This year’s event, has a new title sponsor, Sherry Fitzgerald, and is expected to be even bigger and better.
People are invited to walk, jog, run or wheel a total of 100km during the month of June to help raise funds.
There are around €30,000 worth of prizes to be won throughout the event including a €3,500 family travel voucher, sponsored by Connect Credit Union, five-star hotel breaks, restaurant vouchers, luxury brands and family days out.
Registrations for the event and more information is at www.100kin30days.ie.