This Breast Cancer Awareness Month businesses are joining forces to raise vital funds in support of those affected by breast cancer by becoming a Pink Patron
The Marie Keating Foundation’s Pink Patrons include Skechers, Harvey Norman, Peachylean Grafton Barbers, Happythreads, The Perfume Shop, Pigsback and Arnotts. Each of these brands are not only raising awareness of breast cancer but also coming up with creative ways that they can help fund vital support services for anyone living with breast cancer or those adjusting to life after completing treatment.
For 25 years, the Marie Keating Foundation has been supporting men and women affected by cancer at every step of their journey. Raising awareness of the importance of cancer prevention and early detection is vital to ensuring that more people come out the other side and not only survive breast cancer, but also thrive as they adjust to life after cancer.
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. With almost 3,400 female and 29 male cases of breast cancer diagnosed in Ireland each year that means almost 3500 people facing the physical, emotional, and financial cost of a cancer journey.
Linda Keating, Director of Fundraising at the Marie Keating Foundation, said, “We are so grateful to all our Pink Patron this October who are helping us to raise much needed funds in support of our vital breast cancer awareness, prevention, and support services. We are only now beginning to see the true impact of covid when it comes to cancer diagnosis in Ireland, and this only strengthens the need for our support services as more and more people are reaching out to the Foundation for support. We simply cannot support these people without the support of our sponsors, fundraisers, donors, and organisations like those stepping up to be a Pink Patron this October, it makes such a difference in the lives of so many people who are in need of our help”.
Funds raised through the Pink Patron campaign will help the Marie Keating Foundation to continue to provide lifesaving information about breast cancer prevention, early detection, 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.
This year’s Marie Keating Foundation Pink Patrons:
Peachylean are delighted to team up with the Marie Keating Foundation by becoming a Pink Patron this October, breast cancer awareness month. Peachylean will be donating 10% from the sale of all our MAGENTA SETS, PINK TEES and MAGENTA HOODIES. We are proud to support this wonderful supportive charity and all the work the Marie Keating Foundation do in supporting people at every step of a breast cancer journey is just fantastic and we are delighted to stand alongside them this October, so please remember when you are purchasing any of these items from Peachylean you are supporting their vital breast cancer support services”. Sharon Keegan, Founder & Chief Confidence Creator
Skechers Ireland proudly extends their steadfast partnership with the Marie Keating Foundation, reaffirming their role as a dedicated Pink Patron throughout October. Demonstrating unwavering support, Skechers Ireland continues to champion the Foundation’s noble mission of breast cancer awareness and support. With each step forward, Skechers Ireland and the Marie Keating Foundation amplify their collective voice, reminding everyone that solidarity and awareness are crucial in the fight against this disease. Skechers stores across the country will be encouraging customers to make a donation at all till points throughout their 24 stores for the entire month of October. Paul Gallagher MD of SHUZ 4 U Group T/A Skechers Retail Stores Ireland
Pigsback is proud to continue its long-standing relationship with the Marie Keating Foundation as a Pink Patron this October. Since 2015, Pigsback members have raised over €240,000 in donations to the charity, contributing to vital funds for breast cancer awareness. This October, for every €1 donated by our members, Pigsback will donate another €2, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the Marie Keating Foundation. John McDonald, Managing Director
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 Robbie Auckram, General Manager, Bedding
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 and support. This year the Grafton Barber has created a Pink “Proud to Wear Pink” Beanie hat, costing €10.00 and available in ALL their 51 stores with all proceeds going to the Marie Keating Foundation. Yet again the Grafton Barber team are so proud to be a Pink Patron supporting so many people and their families who are on a breast cancer journey. So drop into any Grafton Barber salon and pick up your “Proud to Wear Pink” Beanie this October. Hugh & Conor McAllister
The Perfume Shop:
While The Perfume Shop fundraises for the Marie Keating Foundation throughout the year, we are so delighted to be a part of their Pink Patron Campaign, and this October in store and online customers can add a €uro at the till or checkout plus we will also donate €1 from the sale of every ribbon sold at The Perfume Shop’s Republic of Ireland stores from 9th – 15th October. This will go to the Marie Keating Foundation’s breast cancer awareness and support services that they provide to people and their families at every step of a cancer journey. We are so proud at The Perfume Shop of this partnership, and we would like to thank all our customers for their support too. Gill Smith, Managing Director
Happythreads: Happythreads was created in 2009 by Dr. Abigail Moore, a paediatric dentist, and Daniel Plewman with the mission to bring modern, fashionable scrubs to Ireland 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. For the month of October 2023 we have decided to make the Marie Keating foundation our number one priority by donating €1 for each item we sell during the month. This has brought an increase in sales for the last 2 years to our company. It is testimony to the high opinion everyone has of the Foundation. It is such a pleasure for all the staff at Happythreads to be associated with such an amazing charity, due to the fantastic work that The Marie Keating Foundation undertakes in regard to cancer support and awareness. Oisin Hassett, Operations Leader
Arnotts is delighted to team up with the Marie Keating Foundation by becoming a
Pink Patron this October, breast cancer awareness month.
10% of all Lingerie sales from Fri 13th to Sun 15th October will be donated to the Marie Keating Foundation.
YON-KA are delighted to team up with the Marie Keating Foundation becoming a Pink Patron, this October they will be donating €1 from the sale of every item they sell. Yonka is a pioneer in aromatherapy and phytotherapy. This combination effectively meets the requirements of the most demanding skin. Yon-Ka has always drawn inspiration from the benefits of essential oils and plants to offer the mind and body the best results. Yon-Kaa…The brand’s name itself carries a symbol of continual rejuvenation: YON, the purifying whitewater river. KA, the eternal soul that lives in each being, a word from the ancient Egyptian Pharaohs. Melissa Evans, Creative Director Renaissance Skincare Ireland.
All Seasons Flowers “In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to support a local charity in Lucan, Co Dublin we have proudly become a Pink Patron for the Marie Keating Foundation. We will be donating 10% of all proceeds from the sales of our Pretty in Pink hatbox to the Foundation for the month of October, helping to support their essential services.” Emily Gayor All Seasons Flowers Lucan
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 Linda Keating at [email protected] .
For more information about the Marie Keating Foundation’s “Pink Patron’s” see www.mariekeating.ie.