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Paint it Pink for breast cancer

Early detection, more personalised treatment and more knowledge about the causes and risk factors behind breast cancer mean that more people are surviving the disease than ever before. That’s the message for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, as the Irish Cancer Society looks back over 40 years to see the advances that have been made in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship associated with this disease. Forty years ago the outlook for a breast cancer patient was vastly different from today. In 1976, almost half of women diagnosed with breast cancer died from the disease. Today, survival rates for breast cancer have increased to 85% over five years. As part of the Irish Cancer Society’s Paint it Pink campaign, taking place throughout October, people across Ireland are encouraged to raise vital life-saving funds that will support our continued investment in breast cancer research, advocacy and services. People can raise funds by hosting a pink coffee morning or event – …

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Clare groups bid for gold

Clare will be going for gold on Thursday night as the county is well represented in the shortlist for the inaugural Shannon Group European Sport Tourism Awards. Clare Local Development Company – Get Sidetracked is shortlisted for one of the key awards as it goes head to head with Limerick and Mayo for National Sport Tourism Destination Marketing award. The award will recognise excellence in the overall marketing approach by national regional or local destinations. Clare has also made the shortlist of one of the most hotly contested categories, with the Pink Ribbon Walk,which is held in Killaloe on June 28th, competing with the likes of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle and the Cycle Against Suicide for the Charity Sport Tourism Event Award. There is also recognition for the Wild Atlantic Way, a large swathe of which runs through Clare, as it is shortlisted in the European Sport Tourism Destination Marketing Award, while the increasingly popular Tour de Burren …

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Pink Ribbon raises €325,000 in five years

BREAST cancer volunteers in Killaloe and Ballina were tickled pink this week, following confirmation that an annual, local, charity walk has raised an impressive €325,000 for Action Breast Cancer since 2010. Last June, almost 900 people descended on the Shannonside towns of Killaloe and Ballina to take part in the fifth Killaloe Pink Ribbon Walk, to raise funds for Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society. It was the biggest event yet and was made all the more successful by the support received from the local community and businesses. Pink bra bunting hung from the historic bridge, sweets and drinks were handed out all along the route, and every house and shop had pink draped from their door or window. The local committee presented a cheque on Thursday evening to Joanne Murphy of the Irish Cancer Society for €52,098. A committee spokeswoman described the sum as “an astounding amount”, which was testament to the incredible fundraising efforts …

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