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MediCare raises £56k for Cancer Focus NI’s breast cancer campaign

29/03/2018

MediCare raises £ 56k for Cancer Focus NI’s breast cancer campaign.

MediCare Pharmacy Group has raised almost £56,000 over four years for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland’s In Pink! Campaign for potentially life-saving breast cancer research at Queen’s University Belfast.

MediCare pharmacies across Northern Ireland held Pink Party Day fundraisers when staff hosted a variety of events including coffee mornings, dressing in pink and pamper parties.

The money raised from the Pink Party Days is invested in local research at Queen’s. The research, funded by Cancer Focus NI and led by Dr Kienan Savage, focuses on both the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

Colin Deehan, Professional Services Manager with MediCare Pharmacy Group, said: “I would like to thank all the MediCare staff and customers who worked so hard in organising and participating in the many fundraising events that happened in our stores during October over the last four years.

“We are delighted to be able to help contribute to Cancer Focus NI’s In Pink! Campaign and to the important research it funds. This research project has the potential to make an enormous difference to the lives of many local women and we’re very proud to be able to support that.”

Rosie Forsythe, Corporate Fundraising Manager, Cancer Focus NI, said: “The money that MediCare staff and customers raised will go a long way to help continue our important breast cancer research work and we can’t thank them enough.

“At present, many of these women face the difficult decision to have surgery to remove their breasts and ovaries to avoid cancer.  This new research could change all that and help so many local women.

“This pioneering research wouldn’t be possible without funding from the general public and companies like MediCare so we are very grateful to them for their support.”

 

For more information about Cancer Focus NI please contact Rosie Forsythe at rosieforsythe@cancerfocusni.org or call 028 9068 0758.  If you have any concerns about cancer please call the free Cancer Focus NI NurseLline on 0800 783 3339.



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