Breast Cancer Awareness Day has been marked and honoured across the region with thousands showing their support by undertaking solidarity walks, balloon releases or simply remembering loved ones lost to the disease. One of the main events took place at Zenia Boulevard shopping centre with Maria and The Pink Ladies/Panthers. People bought balloons and attached messages to them, to honour and remember all those who have lost their lives to the disease and support those still fighting it. As the sun began to set, around 1,500 pink helium filled balloons were released into the early evening sky as Kylie Burgazzi sang her version of Nessum Dorma. The event also saw a host of local acts give up their time to entertain the crowds. Maria thanked all the performer as well as Simon Morton, and the management team at Zenia Boulevard who agreed to host the event for the third year running. They covered the cost of all supplies including the balloons and helium, allowing all money raised, a total of €3,164.15, to go straight to AECC.