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Killarney beauty salons and spas supporting people on their cancer journey

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WHEN you are battling cancer, a beauty or massage treatment can be an important factor in your general wellbeing. According to experts, such therapies can be extremely helpful in terms of your emotional and psychological wellbeing but can be last on the list of priorities.

Killarney native Caitriona Heffernan has joined forces with seven beauty specialists in the area who have generously donated complimentary vouchers for people going through or who have recently finished cancer treatment. “So far men and women who have been in touch have expressed how important these treatments will be to their wellbeing, how it helps with the ongoing emotional and psychological aspects of coping with cancer and how it can be difficult to afford such a treat due to the costs of illness,” said Caitriona.
“These beauty professionals are looking forward to welcoming and supporting you at this time.”

Sixteen vouchers are still available as part of the Beauty and the "Beast" campaign in conjunction with Kerry Hospice Foundation, for manicures, pedicures, eyebrow and eyelash tints from the following salons: The Spa at Muckross, Muckross Park Hotel; The Innisfallen Health & Beauty Rooms, The Malton Hotel;
The Spa at the Plaza Hotel; Desire Beauty & Nail Salon, West End House, New Street; Linda's Beauty & Holistic Clinique, Clarragh House, Woodlawn Road; Lady Jane Body & Beauty, Upper Park Road; and Killarney Toning & Beauty Studio, Fair Hill Car Park.

To avail of the treatments free of charge, contact Caitriona on caitrionachelsea@gmail.com or her sister Siobhan on 087-9819075.

The street collection in aid of Kerry Hospice Foundation held in Killarney last Sunday week along with a number of additional donations has so far raised an impressive €1,700.

It was organised by Caitriona who thanked family and friends who took to the streets on a wet and windy day to collect in memory of her brother Brendan. “I am grateful to the people of Killarney for their generous donations towards the construction of the 16-bedroom inpatient unit at Kerry University Hospital,” said Caitriona.
 


 
Above: The Spa at Muckross Park is one of seven Killarney beauty and wellbeing specialists participating in the Beauty and the "Beast" campaign.

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Family to run in memory of the late Linda Eviston

By Sean Moriarty The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory. Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer. Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of […]

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The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory.

Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer.

Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of her daughter Alannah, will run a 42.2km course, on the day before her anniversary to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

The route will be based on landmarks that were an important part of Linda’s life. Starting from the family home in Dromkerry, before heading for the town centre and passing the Eviston House Hotel, Linda’s grandmother’s home at Park Road, Linda’s childhood home and national school in Glenflesk, Loreto where Linda attended secondary school, back to Killarney and finishing at Linda’s pride and joy – Brook Lodge Hotel.

“It is tough but we wanted to do something in Linda’s memory and help other people who might find themselves in similar circumstances,” Pat told the Killarney Advertiser. “We originally hoped to do the Dublin City Marathon but that got cancelled. This route is much better, but much tougher as it’s more hilly.”

All proceeds will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society and donations can be made via: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/inhonouroflinda.

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Women bravely bare all for Kerry’s first ‘Dip in the Nip’

By Michelle Crean  It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend. Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend.

Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst the all female grouping were some Killarney ladies who joined in the empowering adventure for what was described as “a special and unforgettable morning” all in aid of Recovery Haven Kerry.

According to Marisa Reidy from Recovery Haven, the women were of all ages and all walks of life who came together for so many personal reasons.

“Some were still on their own cancer journey, some were celebrating coming out the other side and of course, many were there to honour friends and loved ones who they had lost to cancer, but we were all equal on the day – flaws and all,” Marisa, who also took part in the event, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was a truly uplifting and exhilarating experience and we are so, so grateful to each and every lady who joined us for a morning we will never forget. One woman described it as ‘companionship among strangers’ and that really sums it up perfectly. It was emotional, there were some tears, but lots of laughter and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. When the ladies hit the water, they all formed a circle and held hands in a gesture that was totally unplanned – it just happened organically and it was quite overwhelming.”

She added that a very special mention has to be made to Michaela and John Edwards and their team from Wild Water Adventures for their support and expertise in ensuring no stone was left unturned in making it a fabulous, safe event.

“It was an all-female team from beginning to end, from our own volunteers, stewards, registration, Gardai, teas and coffees, lifeguards, sea rescue – girl power at its finest! Now all that’s left to do is start planning for 2022!”

Donations are still being taken via the link on the Recovery Haven Kerry Facebook page.

“So far we are close on €9,000 which is just fabulous.”

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