Every three hours a woman in Ireland is diagnosed with breast cancer

Today, Friday October 5 the Irish Cancer Society is calling on everyone in Mayo to get together and support Get the Girls Day by buying and wearing a pink ribbon to help raise awareness and fund the society’s cancer projects and support services.

Last year volunteers across the country raised a fantastic €730,000 and this year the Irish Cancer Society is hoping to raise even more money for people who are affected by breast cancer. Latest data shows that 2,671 new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in 2010, 63 cases in Mayo. It is estimated that women have a one in 10 chance of developing breast cancer during their lifetime.

You can get involved with Get the Girls this October by visiting www.getthegirls.ie and registering your event. There are plenty of ways to get involved such as Get the Girls running with a fun run, Get the Girls grooming with a pamper night, Get the Girls singing with a karaoke night, Get the Girls knitting with a craft day, Get the Girls retro with an eighties night – there are lots of ways to make a difference.

Get the Girls is supported by Centra, Ireland’s leading convenience retailer.

For information about breast cancer or breast health visit www.cancer.ie or call the National Cancer Helpline on Freefone 1800 200 700.


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