Chemo Buddy initiative to help those battling cancer

PEOPLE across North Kerry are being urged to support a brand new Chemotherapy Unit at University Hospital Kerry (UHK) and help friends and family undergoing their first round of cancer treatment.

Virtually everyone in Kerry has been impacted at some level by the blight of cancer, but thanks to modern medicine many people are now fighting against the disease and going on to live healthy and happy lives.

At Doran’s Pharmacy in Listowel, a brand new Chemo Buddy - Comfort for Chemo initiative is getting huge traction, where people are being invited to gift a selected range of products to those who’re undergoing their first round of chemo treatment - with all donations going towards a new Chemotherapy Unit at UHK.

Listowel parkrun gets back on track!

Listowel parkrun was off to a flying start on Saturday as 49 hardy souls walked, ran or jogged the course together for the first time in a year-and-a-half.

With support from a dozen volunteers, the parkrun proved a huge success - and now the community is thrilled to see the event returning to Listowel Town Park each and every Saturday at 9.30am.

Event director Tim Segal was delighted with the turnout - and was encouraged to see 10 newcomers taking part.