Deirdre Shefflin helps launch cancer campaign

DEIRDRE Shefflin, wife of hurling legend Henry, helped launch the Action Breast Cancer through Get the Girls ‘Round Campaign.

DEIRDRE Shefflin, wife of hurling legend Henry, helped launch the Action Breast Cancer through Get the Girls ‘Round Campaign.

With the hurling season over, GAA stars’ wives and girlfriends are ready to let their hair down and help Centra raise funds for Action Breast Cancer through their Get the Girls ‘Round campaign.

Deirdre Shefflin (wife of Kilkenny’s Henry Shefflin), Stephanie Mullane (wife of Waterford’s John Mullane) and Aoife O’Neill (girlfriend of Waterford’s Kevin Moran) alongside breast cancer survivor Grainne Melly launched the Centra Get the Girls ‘Round campaign which aims to encourage women all over the country to Get the Girls ‘Round and host a night at home to raise funds for Action Breast Cancer.

Commenting at this year’s launch, Martin Kelleher, managing director of Centra said: “Centra is delighted to be supporting Action Breast Cancer for the second year running and we are hoping to build on the e400,000 that we raised last year. The tremendous success of this campaign in 2010 demonstrated the enormous support of the cause by women of all age groups who hosted parties and coffee mornings in every town and village across Ireland. Every year, thousands of families are affected by breast cancer and we are delighted to play a role in helping our retailers to raise awareness and funds to fight the disease and support those directly affected by helping the Irish Cancer Society to provide vital patient services. Get the Girls ‘Round is the perfect way for women of all ages to have some fun while supporting a worthy cause”.

To register for Get the Girls ‘Round with Centra, visit www.facebook.com/Centraireland and then invite female friends, workmates and family to a get together for the cause. Guests are asked to donate some of the money they would have spent on a night out to Action Breast Cancer. All funds raised from Get the Girls ‘Round campaign will go towards developing information, advice and support services for women with breast cancer.