Pink Day in memory of brave mother Melanie
Mark with his Children Eabha and Rian

Pink Day in memory of brave mother Melanie

A LOCAL primary school held a ‘Pink Day’ to raise money for Breast Cancer Ireland in memory of one of the parents at the school who passed away last year.

Gaelscoil Naomh Pádraig in Lucan held the special event at the school on Friday, October 1 to mark the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to raise funds for Breast Cancer Ireland.

The special Pink Day was held in memory of Melanie Hill Rutherford, a friend and parent at the school who sadly passed away from breast cancer last year.

Melanie’s husband Mark, a former League of Ireland player, is taking on his own fundraisers to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer by completing 5k runs on the pitch before ten selected Irish Women’s National League and Girls u19s matches, which has raised over €8,100 euro so far for the charity.

Melanie Hill Rutherford who sadly passed away last year

The Pink Day event consisted of a special race for the students as well as ‘pink themed’ art activities as well as an end of day treat for all those who took part and helped to raise money on the day.

All of the students wore pink on the day to mark the occasion with pink balloons, candy floss and decorations at the school as well.

Click here for the Breast Cancer Ireland website.

For further details on The Great Virtual Pink Run click HERE.

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