Get the Girls

Volunteers are being sought for the first ever Get the Girls Day on October 5.

Volunteers are being sought for the first ever Get the Girls Day on October 5.

It’s being organised by the Irish Cancer Society and supported by Centra, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and will see volunteers in shopping centres, on streets and at businesses selling pink ribbons for the society’s breast cancer services and research projects.

The organisation is appealing to the people of Kilkenny to volunteer by registering on www.getthegirls.ie or contact the fundraising team on CallSave 1850 60 60 60.

“Most people in Ireland know someone who has been affected by breast cancer,” said Stephanie Casey, community fundraising manager with the Irish Cancer Society. “It is a disease that touches every family, with seven women every day being diagnosed with the disease. We want to encourage everyone to do something to raise money for breast cancer services and research so that future breast cancer patients will have the best possible support and outcomes. You can be part of supporting the thousands of women diagnosed with breast cancer each year by volunteering for Get the Girls Day this

October, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So volunteer and make a difference.”

Get the Girls Day is part of the Get the Girls campaign and is a fun way for women to get together and raise money for breast cancer services and research. As well as volunteering for Get the Girls Day, you can: Get the Girls running with a fun run, Get the Girls grooming with a pamper night, Get the Girls singing with a karaoke night, Get the Girls knitting with a craft day, Get the Girls retro with an ’80s night – every activity counts.

To volunteer for Get the Girls Day, or to find out more ways to get involved, sign up on www.getthegirls.ie or CallSave 1850 60 60 60.

For information about breast cancer or breast health, see www.cancer.ie or call the National Cancer Helpline on Freefone 1800 200 700.