I'm doing this event because I was diagnosed with breast cancer last October at just 34.
This diagnosis was particularly devastating for my family as my mother was my age when she lost her own mother to breast cancer.
I found the lump when I was 32, I went through the various checks then and was told not to worry about it. But it never went away. So I plucked up the courage to investigate it a second time and this time it was a different story. I had surgery to remove the lump, followed by chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Now I'm putting all my effort into my recovery and I'm starting with this, and hopefully I can raise a few euro for this worthy cause along the way.
What I've learned so far... you can always control your attitude 💪
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Every 29 seconds someone is diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
Over 3500 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed annually in Ireland, One of areas we are funding is education programmes which will help with early detection, which is key.
23% of all women diagnosed with breast cancer in Ireland are between 20-50 years of age
We are trying to research a cure, Can you help us?
HOW WE INVEST YOUR DONATION?
Proceeds from the event will help to fund life-saving research and the provision of good breast health education and awareness programmes nationwide by Breast Cancer Ireland, who plan to channel funds raised by the #PinkArmy through the event this year into 4 specific areas, namely:
1. Equipment for a new state-of-the-art Clinical Trial Centre due to open at Beaumont Hospital in June
2. The Shamrock Trial – a new clinical trial into Her2+ breast cancer with results released worldwide
3. Research Nurses - supporting specialist breast research nurses in the eight designated cancer centres across the country
4. Triple-Negative breast cancer research - led by Dr Paul Mullan, from the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research at Queens University Belfast.
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