Drumlish basks in blue as large crowd walks a mile with Emily

Drumlish basks in blue as large crowd walks a mile with Emily

Hundreds of people gathered in Drumlish on Sunday to join together to 'Walk a Mile with Emily.'

Having come a long way on her road to recovery, three-year-old Emily Kane is now on maintenance chemo having been diagnosed with a rare cancer called Langerhan’s Cell Histiocytosis when she was just 15 months old.

Emily, who is the daughter of Theresa and Frank, accompanied the walkers, with Theresa saying; “She didn't pass a bit of heed. She loved every bit and loved the day being all about her.”

This was the third such event, which to date has raised approximately €13,000 for Histiocytosis. 

“Money is still coming in from this year,” explained Theresa, who added, “We have over €3,000 and are probably close to €4,000; it was another great year.”

This year the money will be divided between two charities, the Histiocytosis Association and the Childhood Cancer Foundation, who fund beads of courage, and play specialists for St John’s Ward, Crumlin.

Theresa finished by thanking everyone who came along, those who helped on the day bringing refreshments and DJ Peter from Fun4U who entertained all the children. 

“The rain didn't come thank God, and everyone was out with dogs and buggies - it was great.”