Centra rows in with Irish Cancer Society for Coffee Mornings
Centra has launched a new initiative which will see it help to raise much-needed funds for the Irish Cancer Society's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
2 October 2017
Centra has launched a new initiative to support the Irish Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, taking place throughout October. Stores across the country will host “Cups Against Cancer” coffee mornings, while Centra will host “pink walks” in communities across the country. The convenience store chain is calling on the nation to take part to help raise funds for the ICS’s vital works in the fight against cancer.
Centra will also be hosting pink walks throughout communitities across Ireland and Centra is calling on the nation to take part to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.
For customers who are unable to attend but are eager to support this worthy cause, they can simply text CENTRA to 50300 to donate €4* to the Irish Cancer Society. For more details, log on to www.centra.ie/cancer.
Money raised through these Centra initiatives will go directly to the Irish Cancer Society’s essential services including information and support services for people throughout the country who have been affected by breast cancer.
This year over 2,900 people in Ireland will be told they have breast cancer; every day, eight women are diagnosed with the disease.
This is the seventh year Centra has supported the campaign and to date has raised over €2.8 million for the charity.
At the launch of the initiative, Centra ambassador Pippa O’Connor said Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a cause she is proud to support. “I am delighted that Centra is joining the Irish Cancer Society for Cups Against Cancer,” she said. “As a Centra ambassador I am delighted to let the public know that Centra will help raise vital funds for this important initiative.”
The Irish Cancer Society is Ireland’s leading provider of breast cancer information and support, reaching thousands of women who are concerned about breast cancer and breast health every year. The Society strives to ensure that everyone affected by breast cancer has the support they need, when they need it. Anyone concerned about breast cancer should call the Irish Cancer Society’s Cancer Nurseline on Freephone 1800 200 700 or drop into one of 13 Daffodil Centres in hospitals nationwide. Further information is available on www.cancer.ie