Bra-Vo as 33,000 bras donated for
A WHOPPING 33,000 bras
were donated to the Marie Keating Foundation during
its unique breast cancer fundraiser last month.
The Marie Keating Foundation has
thanked women all over the country including Donegal
for donating their old bras for breast cancer.
The charity today
revealed that it more than tripled its target and
will now receive €1 for each bra donated - or
€33,067 - from campaign sponsors Roche Products
"A huge thank to everyone who took part in our Bras
for Breast Cancer campaign. We had a target to
collect 10,000 bras. Thanks to you, we not only met
this target but exceeded it.
"We collected a grand total of 33,067 bras in every
size, shape and colour imaginable. Bra-vo to
everyone," the delighted charity told supporters
More than 2,750 women are diagnosed with breast
cancer in Ireland each year. All the funds raised
will go towards cancer awareness campaigns
The charity urged women to be breast-aware and
"become aware of the symptoms and signs of cancer
and the healthy lifestyle changes that we can all
make to help prevent it".