This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Irish companies are coming together to help raise vital funds to support people and their families impacted by breast cancer.
The Marie Keating Foundation’s Pink Patrons include Pigsback.com, Harvey Norman, Skechers, Happy Threads, The Grafton Barber and Portwest. Each of these brands are raising awareness of breast cancer while helping to fund vital support services for anyone living well with advanced breast cancer or those adjusting to life after treatment.
Recent figures show that 1 in 9 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some stage in their life and 1 in every 1000 men will also be diagnosed. Over 3700 people are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in Ireland.
Linda Keating Executive Director and Co-Founder, the Marie Keating Foundation, said, “We are so grateful to all our Pink Patrons this October who are helping us to raise much needed funds in support of our vital cancer support and prevention services. As we settle back into normality after a difficult few years, it’s essential that we don’t forget that many families have been affected by breast cancer, while also navigating the difficulties that the COVID-19 pandemic had on cancer services and support. We have been here throughout for those affected by breast cancer at every step of their journey, and with the help of our Pink Patrons, we hope to expand our reach even more, especially now that our nurses are back in the community and we can once again offer both in person and online awareness, support, and survivorship services”
Funds raised through the Pink Patron campaign will help the Marie Keating Foundation to continue to provide lifesaving information about breast cancer prevention, and support for those affected, in communities, schools and businesses throughout Ireland to ensure everyone has the information they need to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages and get the help they need before it’s too late.
This year’s Marie Keating Foundation Pink Patrons will Include:
A long-time member of the Marie Keating Foundation’s Pink Patron family, Harvey Norman will again this year be running a number of offers throughout all stores countrywide and online, this October. Harvey Norman know the importance of sleep and comfort while people are on a cancer journey and that is why they are so happy to support the work of the Marie Keating Foundation. www.harveynorman.ie
“This October, Pigsback.com is once again sponsoring the Marie Keating Foundation’s 5k. Pigsback will be encouraging all its customers to sign up and to run, walk or jog 5k at St Annes Park, Raheny on October 2nd at 12pm or join virtually and run in their own locality to help support the Marie Keating Foundation’s vital breast cancer prevention and support services. All participants will receive a free Marie Keating Foundation/Pigsback.com commemorative t- shirt. To sign up today, click here.”
The Grafton Barber:
The Grafton Barber is proud to continue our relationship with the Marie Keating Foundation and will once again be A ‘Pink Patron’ this October to raise vital funds for the Foundation’s work in breast cancer awareness. They have put together a special bundle with their Illegally Blonde range where you can buy both the Shampoo & Conditioner for just €20 (€8 reduction on general price). €3 from each sale of this bundle will go directly to Marie Keating. They will also waive shipping on these products to offer a further incentive for the month of October.
Customers will also be given the opportunity to “Tap and Donate” to the Foundation in any one of their 52 stores across the country. For more visit www.graftonbarbers.com
This October, Skechers Ireland (who are one of the Marie Keating Foundation’s longest standing Pink Patrons) are delighted to once again be a part of this fantastic campaign which gives vital information on the importance of being breast aware as well as supporting people at every step of their breast cancer journey. Skechers stores across the country will be encouraging customers to make a donation at all till points throughout their 23 stores for the entire month of October.
‘Portwest is Ireland’s fastest growing outdoor brand, with shops in Westport, Galway and Killarney. Established in Westport in 1904, the range is inspired by the Irish outdoors… and weather! A stylish collection of waterproof jackets will protect you against the elements, with the range taking inspiration from the countryside where it is designed in Westport, Co Mayo. And now, not only will Portwest protect you against the weather but they are also joining the fight against breast cancer by partnering with the Marie Keating Foundation.
For every one of their Carla jackets sold during the month of October, 10e will be donated to the Marie Keating Foundation. The Carla jacket is the bestselling Portwest jacket – both waterproof and windproof, it is perfect for those cold Winter days and the longer length gives even more protection. The feminine fit is flattering on every figure and sizes range from 8 to 24. Zipped pockets help protect your belongings also and the Carla jacket is available in ten different colors.
To shop the Carla jacket, visit theoutdoorshop.ie or head into any Portwest shop today.
Happythreads was created in 2009 by Dr. Abigail Moore, a paediatric dentist, and Daniel Plewman with the mission to bring modern, fashionable scrubs to Irelan and the UK. Happythreads vows to bring colour, style and comfort to healthcare professionals, while keeping our customers close to our heart. We provide a wide range of healthcare and childcare uniforms, a personalised embroidery service and a massive selection of shoes and accessories. Every year we donate 5% of profits to charitable organisations.
In 2021 we decided to make The Marie Keating Foundation our charity of the month for October. It was such a huge success that we decided to dedicate 2 months in 2022 to The Foundation. In the months of July and October we will be donating €1 to every item that we sell.”
It is not too late to become a “Pink Patron” for the Marie Keating Foundation. Interested organisations can contact the Marie Keating Foundation on 01 628 3728 or email our fundraising department at [email protected] .
For more information about the Marie Keating Foundation’s “Pink Patron’s” see www.mariekeating.ie.