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Nation to have a cup against breast cancer

Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 7:59am
Nation to have a cup against breast cancer

Mairead is joined by Mary Canavan and Dianne Fitzharris Doyle at the launch.

Nation to have a cup against breast cancer

Mairead is joined by Mary Canavan and Dianne Fitzharris Doyle at the launch.

RADIO and TV presenter Mairead Ronan is asking Southsiders to brew up a storm while funding vital services for people with breast cancer.

Mairead, who lost her mum to breast cancer just before she turned 21, is urging people to host a Cups Against Breast Cancer coffee morning this October to support those affected by the disease.

Every year over 3,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in Ireland.

Mairead said: “Losing mum was very tough, and there are still days when I feel her loss so strongly.

“Cancer treatment is very difficult, both emotionally and physically. I witnessed at first-hand what mum went through, what thousands of people face each day.

This October 11 you can take a simple action to support anyone facing breast cancer. Host a Cups Against Breast Cancer coffee morning and raise funds to ensure the Irish Cancer Society can continue to fund lifesaving research and supports for those in need.”

Mairead was joined by breast cancer survivors, Dianne Fitzharris Doyle and Mary Canavan, who both were diagnosed during pregnancy.

Both women relied on the Irish Cancer Society’s Cancer Nurses for support.

Cancer nurses in the 13 Daffodil Centres, and on the free Nurseline, provide information, advice and support to anyone affected by cancer. Last year the Cancer Nurses handled almost 3,000 enquires from breast cancer patients in need of support.

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