Irish Cancer Society announces its ‘Pink Partners’
Some of Ireland’s leading businesses have joined an Irish Cancer Society campaign to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The companies that have signed up to become ‘Pink Partners’ include Ballyfree Free Range Eggs, Barry’s Tea, Boots Ireland, Centra, the Chanelle Group, Cloud10 Beauty, Dairygold Co-Op, Digiweb, GAA Jewellery, GHD, Kiernan Milling, Prestigious Textiles Ireland / SLX, Tropical Popical, and the Zip Yard.
All the money donated by the firms will go to the Irish Cancer Society’s work against breast cancer – funding research, advocacy and nationwide services for those affected by the condition across Ireland.
Receiving less than five per cent of income from government funding, the Irish Cancer Society rely on public support and the backing of partner organisations.
The 2015 corporate ‘Pink Partners’ will all be doing something different this October, from wrapping silage bales in pink to offering a special paint-it-pink manicure.
John McCormack, CEO of the Irish Cancer Society said: “The Irish Cancer Society is delighted to welcome these fantastic brands and organisations on board as our 2015 Pink Partners. As an independent charity, we rely on support from the business community and the public to continue the work which we do.
“Most recent figures from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland show that over 2,800 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in Ireland every year. We are committed to providing vital, free services to breast cancer patients and their families to support them during their cancer journey.
“We are also funding breast cancer research to find better ways of diagnosing and treating breast cancer which in turn will improve the outcomes of breast cancer patients.”
Company’s wishing to join back the campaign and become a Pink Partner can contact the Irish Cancer Society for more information on (01) 231 6625, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.cancer.ie/pinkpartners.