Ambassadors representing Breast Cancer Ireland play an important role in raising awareness by sharing their own personal experiences, promoting campaigns and forging relationships within the community. Our ambassadors advance the goals of BCI by communicating breast health at events ranging from schools to fund raising events and social evenings, thus spreading awareness to women nationwide. Our ambassadors also play a vital role in breast cancer research supported by BCI; from experimental design to execution and dissemination of translation research they prove to be an invaluable resource. Our Ambassadors are often called upon by our research teams to help with studies of international importance re life after diagnosis from a physical and psychological view point.
EMMA HANNIGAN (1971-2018)
We lost our dear friend, Breast Cancer Ireland Ambassador and well-renowned Author and Novelist, Emma Hannigan, earlier this year (R.I.P)….
To promote and encourage women of all ages to be breast aware – Earlier detection leads to more positive patient outcome …
BARBARA O’REILLY HYLAND
Thirteen years ago, I felt a lump in my left breast and went to my GP, who said it was of no importance. I was delighted and got on with my life …
I was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 36 and my diagnosis was a total shock to me and of course my family and friends…
Story to be added later.
Georgie Crawford was just a couple of days shy of the end of her maternity leave last year when she first discovered the lump in her breast …