Valentine’s Ball to raise funds for breast cancer research

John Ryan (Ardilaun hotel) and Anna O’Coinne, (chairperson NBCRI) at the launch of the NBCRI Valentine’s Ball which takes place in The Ardilaun on Saturday February 13.  Photo: Martina Regan

John Ryan (Ardilaun hotel) and Anna O’Coinne, (chairperson NBCRI) at the launch of the NBCRI Valentine’s Ball which takes place in The Ardilaun on Saturday February 13.  Photo: Martina Regan

The National Breast Cancer Research Institute’s Valentine’s Ball which takes place on Saturday February 13 will raise vital funds for the locally based charity.

The gala evening, which marks the start of Galway’s social calendar, is one of the organisation’s major fundraising events. The money raised supports breast cancer research carried out by Professor Michael Kerin and his research team.

Music will be by Gareth Philips and the Wall Street Swing Band followed by a disco until late. Tickets cost €100 and can be bought directly from the NBCRI. Telephone (091 ) 526677 or (091 ) 524390 or email [email protected]

Special accommodation packages are available from the Ardilaun. Telehone (091 ) 519773.

The NBCRI is based at NUI Galway under the directorship of Professor Kerin. A leader in the field of breast cancer research it combines ethical research into the biology of breast cancer with raising awareness about the disease. The institute fundraises continually to help improve breast cancer services for Irish women. For further information contact the NBCRI at 1890 611 711 or log onto www.nbcri.ie

Early diagnosis is a key to surviving breast cancer. More than 2,000 new cases of the condition are diagnosed in Ireland each year. Irish women have a one in 12 chance of developing it in their lifetime. Some 74 per cent of Irish women with breast cancer discovered the lump themselves. The risk of developing the disease increases with age. Approximately 80 per cent of breast cancers occur in women over 50 years. Around 14 men develop breast cancer in Ireland each year.

 

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