Karen Dowling

Participating as a Walker






Days to Go

€6,700.00 Raised

670 % of the Goal €1,000.00

Karen Dowling's Story

Hi there,

I'm raising funds for the Marie Keating foundation through 100K in 30 days for the month of June.

This is my second battle with cancer. My first was in 2010 with cervical cancer, and then in Dec 2022 i got diagnosed with breast cancer. The two completely unrelated. I've just been unlucky twice. But it also made my doctor's query whether there was any genetic issues in play.

I just found out last week that I have the BRCA1 gene mutation meaning ill be having extensive preventative surgeries too. I'm personally benefitting from the Marie Keating foundation for supports on this too and it's all very new to me. 

I have been having chemo since the first week in January and I'm due to be finished the first week of June and will hopefully hit my goal of walking 100km within the month of june 💪🏻

Honestly I would like to thank everyone for their donations so far and for signing up to do the fundraiser too.

I'm overwhelmed by all the kind and supportive words too 💗

If you'd like to join me on this 100km during the month of June you can sign up on www.100kin30days.ie and joining my league "Karen's pink army"

Or if you have any spare mula please donate here.

The Marie Keating foundation provides amazing supports for those who have and have had cancer. The foundation is also funding prevention, education and early detection programmes. 


Breast cancer, when caught early, has the highest five-year net survival rate, of 85%, but is the most common cancer in women in Ireland.

Early detection is key and in previous years we’ve focused on researching a cure, this year we are going for put a section of funds to prevention, education and early detection programmes run by the Marie Keating Foundation.

We will also use the funds in the following areas:

  • » Community Nursing Services
  • » Schools Cancer Awareness Programme
  • » Corporate Wellness Workshops
  • » Comfort Fund for patients going through Breast Cancer
  • » BRCA Peer To Peer Support Services
  • » Survive & Thrive Programmes
  • » Positive Living Meetings for Metastatic Diagnosis


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Make a Donation

Every year around 3,542 cases are diagnosed and 760 die from the disease in Ireland.

34 men in Ireland are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.

Your one-time donation can help them The Marie Keating Foundation fund their vital Breast Cancer Services.


  • BI
    Billy Barry and family
    Keep up the good work from Bill Emily and girls
    7 months ago
  • SE
    Sean Mullins
    Well done Karen fantastic achievement ♥️♥️👏
    7 months ago
  • BE
    Bernie Keating
    Well Done Karen
    7 months ago
  • TO
    Tom&Tina Barton
    Well done Karen xx
    7 months ago
  • NI
    Niamh Barton
    Well done Karen…you are amazing ❤️
    7 months ago
  • LA
    Laura O’Donovan
    Karen’s Pink Army 🩷 Such an inspiration to everyone.
    8 months ago
  • PA
    Paul Comerford
    8 months ago
  • SH
    Shirley Hennigar
    Love you, girl!
    8 months ago
  • JO
    Joe O Connor
    Well done Karen
    8 months ago
  • ED
    Ed & Sinéad Irish
    Congrats Karen, absolutely amazing stuff 💪🏻 Wishing you every success 💪🏻👏🏻
    8 months ago

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