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MediCare to turn PINK to raise money for Cancer Focus NI

01/10/2018

MediCare Pharmacy Group are turning their stores pink this October to raise money for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland’s 2018 In Pink! Campaign that funds potentially life-saving breast cancer research at Queen’s University Belfast.
During October, MediCare pharmacies across Northern Ireland are holding Pink Party Day fundraisers with staff hosting a variety of different events including coffee mornings, dressing in pink and pamper parties.
MediCare Pharmacy Group has raised over £55,000 since 2014 by holding various In Pink! fundraising activities in their pharmacies.
The money raised from the Pink Party Day’s is invested in local research at Queen’s University Belfast. 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: “We are looking forward to getting involved in Cancer Focus NI’s In Pink! for the fourth year running.
“We are delighted to be able to help contribute to the important research the campaign funds. The research 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.”
Kathryn Holland, Corporate Fundraising Manager, Cancer Focus NI, said: “The money that MediCare staff and customers raise will go a long way to help continue our important breast cancer research work and we can’t wait to see what fundraising activities they plan this year.
“At present, many of these women face the difficult decision to have surgery to remove their breasts and ovaries to greatly reduce the risk of getting 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 or how to get involved and turn your business pink for October contact Louise Greer at louisegreer@cancerfocusni.org or call 028 9068 0765.
If you have any concerns about cancer please call the free Cancer Focus NI NurseLine on 0800 783 3339.



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