We are delighted to be involved as one of the sponsors of this year’s event which is raising much needed funds for Breast Cancer Research.
This very popular event is the highlight of the Midlands social calendar, with an emphasis on fun, support for each other and above all passion to bring about change for those suffering from breast cancer.
Friends of Breast Cancer Research, Athlone; Dympna Cunniffe, Marion Donaghue and Norma Wilson have come together once again to host the wonderful, Dare to Wear Pink Lunch by the Lake fundraising event which is now in its ninth year.
This year’s event will take place at Glasson Country House and Golf Resort on Sunday October 7th from 1pm. The event raised an incredible amount of €22,000 last year and to date more than €100,000 since it began. The lunch all started at the late Monica Kelly’s house back in 2009. Monica was a super Hostess and the first years raised €7,000. This year will be quiet an emotional one for the organizing committee, having lost their forever smiling after-party hostess Monica just one month ago, but a glass will certainly be raised in her honor on the day.
Monies raised on the day will help support the breast cancer research team lead by Prof. Michael Kerin based at the Lambe Institute, University Hospital, Galway. Each year 1 in 9 Irish women are affected by Breast Cancer and there are 3,000 cases diagnosed annually which is set to continue to increase. The organisers have visited the research lab at NUIG and know the monies raised from the event is making a difference.
The event would not be possible without a lot of great support and many buinesses and individuals have made amazing donation including; Denis and Anita Rushe Athlone and Sponsors Michael Moore Cars, Strawberry Hill, Olivia Danielle, Ganly Hardware, Athlone Towncentre, Wineport Lodge and the venue, Glasson Golf & Country House Hotel.
The day will start with prosecco reception there will be VIP draws galore for some amazing prizes with gold €20 and silver €10 envelope prize. A Dial a Diamond competition with an amazing Diamond ring donated by Leise Grant, Strawberry Hill Athlone will be one of the highlights of the day. Guest will also be treated to an Autumn/Winter Fashion Showcase from Olivia Danielle , Wedding looks by Kadee bridal Athlone and Best dressed competition sponsored by Milliner, Suzie Mahony with models from Catwalk model agency.