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Cancer Society revs up for Cannonball 2019

Thursday, 8th August, 2019 6:00pm
Cancer Society revs up for Cannonball 2019

Irish Cancer Society Ambassador and comedian Des Bishop got to grips with a Lamborghini Huracan along with Belle Walsh (5), from Swords, and her father, Garda Mark Walsh, to announce that the Irish Cancer Society will be the official charity partner for Cannonball 2019. PHOTO: MARK STEDMAN

Cancer Society revs up for Cannonball 2019

Irish Cancer Society Ambassador and comedian Des Bishop got to grips with a Lamborghini Huracan along with Belle Walsh (5), from Swords, and her father, Garda Mark Walsh, to announce that the Irish Cancer Society will be the official charity partner for Cannonball 2019. PHOTO: MARK STEDMAN

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THE Irish Cancer Society revved up recently to announce details of a major charity event. 

Comedian Des Bishop got to grips with a Lamborghini Huracan along with Harrison Clark (5), Belle Walshe (5) and Cannonball founder Alan Bannon, to announce that the ICS will be the official charity partner for Cannonball 2019.  

Bishop is himself a cancer survivor and urged members of the public to show their support for the growing number of people being diagnosed with the disease in Ireland.

Cannonball, the action-packed supercar spectacle, is set to roll on September 6-8 with over 190,000 people expected to line the streets all around Ireland. 

Top mark cars including McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Maserati, Rolls Royce and Bentley will blaze a trail through Dublin, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Mayo, Sligo, Meath and Offaly taking in the Wild Atlantic Way, Hidden Heartlands and Ireland’s Ancient East.

Cannonball has already raised €1,016,000 for Irish charities.

The Irish Cancer Society funds lifesaving cancer research and provides a range of free support services for people affected by cancer.

Mark Mellett, Head of Fundraising at the Irish Cancer Society, said: “More people are being diagnosed with cancer each year, which means more people need our help. 

“With the help of supporters like Cannonball, we are determined to tackle this cancer problem head on and do everything we can to help as many cancer patients as possible, none more so than children with cancer. 

“Services like our financial aid for families, nurses on our Cancer Nurseline and in Daffodil Centres throughout Ireland, who provide care for children going through cancer and their families. 

“Without support from events like Cannonball and everybody who will come out to see these fantastic cars and teams, we would not be able to deliver our services across Ireland this year. 

“We are so grateful to Alan, the team at Cannonball and all participants for choosing to support everyone affected by cancer this year.”

Vist www.cannonball.iefor further details, routes and events.

Harrison Clark (5), from Dundalk, and Belle Walsh (5), from Swords, getting to grips with a Lamborghini Huracan at the Cannonball 2019 announcement. PHOTO: MARK STEDMAN

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