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first_imgToday is officially Pink Ribbon Day and Donegal is doing its bit to help fight breast cancer.October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Irish Cancer Society is telling everyone that they still need to be breast aware and take care of their health as breast cancer incidence rises by 32% over ten years.Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers and while it primarily affects women each year a small number of men are also diagnosed.The Irish Cancer Society urges everyone to ‘Paint it Pink’ this October and raise vital funds for lifesaving breast cancer research and crucial cancer support services. Two women die every day in Ireland from this disease. Together, we CAN change that!The Irish Cancer Society would like to thank you for your support in the past.Huge breakthroughs are being made in the fight against breast cancer but right now breast cancer is at a tipping point. More women are surviving but more are being diagnosed, than ever before. Two women die every day in Ireland from the disease. Together we are going to change that.By doing whatever it takes, however we can, working tirelessly every day and we urgently need your help this October.1 in 10 women in Ireland will get breast cancer at some point in their lifetimeThe good news is more people are surviving cancer. Recent figures show that 5 year survival rates for breast cancer are at 85%, however we want people to not only survive cancer but to continue to live full and active lives after their treatment and for many to do this they need support. The Cancer Society are asking everyone to get involved and support them by painting an event pink to help the thousands of patients, families and survivors who are affected by breast cancer this year.During October shops, homes, business and towns all over Ireland are painting it pink to raise money and awareness as part of ‘Paint it Pink Campaign’. It is a fun way for people to raise money for the Society’s work across breast cancer funding vital research, advocacy and services to those affected by the disease.The campaign is all about organising a big or small event to ‘paint it pink’ during October and raising money to help fund the Irish Cancer Society’s breast cancer services. Friday 2nd marks ‘Paint it Pink Day’ volunteers in towns around the country will be selling pink ribbons and pins to fight breast cancer.A Paint It Pink Event is coming your way! SAVE THIS DATE! Sat 31st October, 2015 Mt. Errigal Hotel, 7.30pm and play your part in the fight against Breast CancerFor event details check out Facebook at Donegal’s Breast Player 2015.DONEGAL URGED TO DO ITS BIT FOR PINK RIBBON DAY! was last modified: October 2nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalIrish Cancer SocietyPink Ribbon Daylast_img read more