Sunday 21st October 2018 La Zenia Boulevard hosted the Maria and The Pink Ladies annual event to mark International Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Once again funds were raised from members of the public who donated €2 for their own helium filled pink balloon, with a message attached in memory of someone who had fallen to this heinous disease.

Simon Morton & Sunshine FM supported the whole day presented by the fabulous Stevie Spit with performances from some the coasts very best performers, all of who donated their time completely free of charge.

The day started with JJ Jones, followed by Totally Dance studios, David John Williams performing his Rod Stewart tribute, and not to be outdone, Nigel Burchill performing his Elvis tribute, Samantha Curtis, Diane Diaz, Cindy Fitzpatrick, Moya and Baz,Paul Christie, Maisie Kent and Pink Panther Texas Ted.

Once again the release of nearly 2000 helium filled pink balloons with private wishes attached in memory of a loved one was very emotive and a sight to behold.

The weather held really well for us and as the day went on the sun came out. A total of €2600.32 was raised on the day ALL of which will be donated to the AECC to help in the fight against all forms of cancer.

Once again the management of Zenia Boulevard provided us with the helium and Bio-Degradable balloons, unfortunately due to concerns regarding the environment we have decided that this year’s balloon release will be the last time that we will hold this event, but we will still mark International Breast Cancer awareness month in some other way, so if anyone has any environmentally friendly ideas please feel free to contact us and share them with us.