MediCare Pharmacy Group has raised an outstanding £12,000 for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland’s 2016 In Pink! Campaign that funds potentially life-saving breast cancer research at Queen’s University Belfast.
During October, MediCare pharmacies across Northern Ireland held Pink Party Day fundraisers that saw staff hosting a variety of different events including coffee mornings, dressing in pink and pamper parties.
Since October 2014 MediCare Pharmacy Group has raised almost £40,000 by holding various In Pink! fundraising activities throughout 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: “I would like to thank all the MediCare staff and customers who worked so hard in organising and participating in the many fundraising events that happened in October.
“We are delighted to be able to help contribute to Cancer Focus NI’s In Pink! Campaign and to the important research it funds. This research project 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.”
Maeve Colgan, Head of Income Generation, Cancer Focus NI, said: “The money that MediCare staff and customers raised will go a long way to help continue our important breast cancer research work and we can’t thank them enough.
“At present, many of these women – like Hollywood star Angelina Jolie – face the difficult decision to have surgery to remove their breasts and ovaries to avoid 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 please contact Rosie Forsythe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 028 9068 0758. If you have any concerns about cancer please call the free Cancer Focus NI; Nurseline on 0800 783 3339.