The Irish Cancer Society launches the most colourful fundraising event

by Gazette Reporter
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The Irish Cancer Society is excited to announce that Colour Dash is back – the most colourful event in the 2023 fundraising calendar! Colour Dash will take place on Saturday, 12th August in the Phoenix Park at 9.30am. 

The Lee Molloy Family – Caiden (8), his mum Pamela and sister Karlie Jayne (14) are urging walkers, joggers and runners of all ages to inject some colour into summer 2023 and sign-up for the colour-soaked 5K fun run.  As ‘dashers’ run, jog and walk the course, at each kilometre, they are doused from head to toe in a different colour of powder paint. To take part, please sign up today at 

All donations raised will be used to fund the Irish Cancer Society’s Children and Young Adolescents (CAYA) support services with thousands of participants expected to take part in what will be the first post-Covid in-person ‘Colour Dash’ since 2019.  

Launching Colour Dash 2023, Pamela Lee, mum to Caiden, said:Colour Dash is a great way to help support children and their families affected by childhood cancer. It’s a special event that is less about speed and more about a fun, colour-filled day that all the family can enjoy. 

The Lee Molloy Family – Caiden (8), his mum Pamela and sister Karlie Jayne (14)

“We are so grateful for the free supports provided by the Irish Cancer Society. When Caiden was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2021, I had to leave my job and go on carer’s leave. The Irish Cancer Society’s Children’s Fund helped ease the financial burden of his treatment and care. This support was invaluable at a really difficult time in our families’ lives. I would encourage everyone to please sign up for Colour Dash 2023 and get involved today.”

Sign up now at as spaces for Colour Dash are limited and expected to sell out again this year. Registration is €35 per person, and €5 for children under 12. 

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