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Union Hall's Pink Walk raises vital cancer funds

October 25th, 2017 7:12 AM

By Southern Star Team

Union Hall ladies Linda Cleary, Pamela Collins and Sandra Limrick who went all pink for the Action Breast Cancer Walk in the village last Sunday afternoon. (Photos: Anne Minihane)

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THE people of Union Hall got walking last weekend with Centra to help support the Irish Cancer Society. 

Centra Union Hall hosted a Pink Walk as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, not just to raise vital funds for the Irish Cancer Society, but also to promote healthy living.  

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 has joined up with the Irish Cancer Society in the fight against breast cancer as communities across Ireland get walking with Pink Walks and also get their cups at the ready for ‘Cups against cancer’ coffee mornings throughout October. 

Money raised through Centra Pink Walks, coffee mornings and the text number 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 €2.8m for the charity.

 The Irish Cancer Society is Ireland’s leading provider of breast cancer information and support, reaching thousands of women who are concerned about breast cancer and breast health every year. 

The Society strives to ensure that everyone affected by breast cancer has the support they need, when they need it. 

Anyone concerned about breast cancer should call the Irish Cancer Society’s Cancer Nurseline on Freephone 1800 200 700 or drop into one of 13 Daffodil Centres in hospitals nationwide, or see www.cancer.ie

To support the cause, text CENTRA to 50300 to donate €4* to the Irish Cancer Society or log on to www.centra.ie/cancer. 

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