Walk with Centra to raise funds for our Action Breast Cancer Campaign

Pippa O’Connor, one of Ireland’s top bloggers, has officially launched Centra’s initiatives to support the Irish Cancer Society this Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year over 2,900 people in Ireland will be told they have breast cancer, with eight women diagnosed with breast cancer in Ireland every day. Centra is joining the Irish Cancer Society in the fight against breast cancer, as stores across Ireland get their cups at the ready for ‘Cups against cancer’ coffee mornings.

Centra Launch Cups against cancer

Centra will also be hosting pink walks throughout communitities across Ireland and Centra is calling on the nation to take part to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. For customers who lead hectic lifestyles but are eager to support this worthy cause, they can simply text CENTRA to 50300 to donate €4* to the Irish Cancer Society. For more details, log on to www.centra.ie/cancer.

Money raised through these Centra initiatives will go directly to the Irish Cancer Society’s essential services including information and support services for people throughout the country who have been affected by breast cancer. This is the seventh year Centra has supported the campaign and to date has raised over €2.8 million for the charity.

Centra has already hosted its first ‘Cups against cancer’ coffee morning hosted by radio DJ Doireann Garrihy and included breast health advice from Irish Cancer Society’s Cancer Nurseline Manager Naomi Fitzgibbon, lifestyle advice from Pippa O’Connor and a personal account by a breast cancer survivor and Irish Cancer Society service user. The coffee morning which took place in Lock 6 cafe on Wednesday, September 27, is the first of many taking place across the country throughout October.

Centra Launch Cups against cancer 2Speaking at the launch, Centra ambassador, Pippa O’Connor said, “Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a cause I am delighted to support. Eight people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Ireland today so it’s important that we not only raise much needed funds to support them through the Irish Cancer Society’s free services, but also awareness of the importance of taking care of your health and being breast aware. The Centra coffee mornings and pink walks during October will aim to do just that.”

John McCormack, CEO of the Irish Cancer Society commented, “We are delighted to have the support of Centra employees and customers for the seventh year as we raise vital funds to support people affected by breast cancer. Over 2,900 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Ireland this year and support from the public and Centra allows the Irish Cancer Society to fund lifesaving research and support services to ensure no one has to face breast cancer alone.”

For more information please visit www.centra.ie/cancer.

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