Call For Women To Raise Funds For Cancer

The Irish Cancer Society is calling on every woman in Ireland to come together and Get the Girls doing something throughout the months of September and October to combat breast cancer.

At the launch of its new campaign today, which is supported by Centra, the Irish Cancer Society sent a rallying call to all women to help reach the next groundbreaking breast cancer discovery by raising funds for vital breast cancer research in Ireland.

Speaking about the new campaign Profession John Fitzpatrick, Head of Research, Irish Cancer Society said: "Research is absolutely vital for future improvements in cancer detection, treatment and diagnosis, and to ensure more and more people survive. We have made significant advances in breast cancer over the years. More and more women are being diagnosed earlier, and most importantly, because of improvements in treatments, more women are surviving. We know that research is the key to these advances. The Irish Cancer Society is committed to continuing its investment in cancer research, and we know that the next ground breaking discovery is not far away.

"One in ten women in Ireland will get breast cancer. Last year, the Irish Cancer Society invested €3.1 million in cancer research, €700,000 of which was invested in breast cancer research. We want to continue this crucial investment and we need the help of the public to do this. Getting involved in Get the Girls campaign will help us continue funding high quality breast cancer research across the country.” continues Professor Fitzpatrick."


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