Cork to go Pink to raise Breast Cancer Awareness, 11th-18th October
Cork Pink Week, a community initiative set up by a group of Cork women who have been directly affected by breast cancer and supported by CUH Charity, will take place from 11th – 18th October. Now in its second year, Cork Pink Week brings individuals, businesses and communities together to create greater awareness of the excellent cancer care services and facilities in the region and raises much needed funds for diagnostic equipment for the Cork University Hospital Breast Cancer Unit.
This years event aims to raise funds for a new state-of-the-art ultrasound machine for the Breast Cancer Unit. Dr Josephine Barry, Consultant Radiologist at CUH says, “Patients with breast cancer and breast problems will benefit enormously from the availability of this leading technology. The ultrasound equipment will help the CUH Cancer Centre of Excellence to improve diagnosis and monitoring of patients with breast disease. The equipment will specifically be used to support investigation and research into ground-breaking newer techniques and treatments.”
As part of Cork Pink Week two key events will be taking place.
• The first is a Business Breakfast on October 11th at Collins Barracks with guest speaker, EU Commissioner Phil Hogan. Members of the Irish Defence Forces will provide a military-grade breakfast to the 350 attendees. Broadcaster and Communications Consultant Jonathan Healy will be MC at the event and will discuss a number of topics including the impact of Brexit on Ireland and Europe. Tickets for this event are available on Eventbrite.
• On 13th October Collins Barracks will host the Pink Lunch. Please email info@corkpinkweek for information about tickets.
For more information about these and other events and about other ways to get involved please visit www.corkpinkweek.ie