After his sister was diagnosed with breast cancer, one man set out to boost awareness of the disease by running 52 marathons in a year. Aidan Sheridan, from Ballinasloe in Co Galway, embarked on the gruelling undertaking to show support for his sibling Jennifer and raise funds for Breast Cancer Ireland. You can follow his progress here 52 Marathons in 52 Weeks on Facebook. He aims to complete his final marathon on November 5 in his home town of Ballinasloe.
Kilmacud Cycle Challenge – Mizen to Malin
Members of South Dublin GAA Club, Kilmacud Crokes, handed over to Breast Cancer Ireland a very generous cheque for €54,000, which they raised as part of the Mizen to Malin Challenge that took place over the June Bank Holiday Weekend. Now in its third year, the group raised over €108,000, with the other half of funds going to club development.
Apollo Aviation Football Challenge
For some friendly inter-company footie fun, all in the name of charity, 14 aviation leasing companies came together in Wanderers HC on Friday, August 26. To date, the event organisers have raised over €14,000 for Breast Cancer Ireland.
Farmers around Ireland are being encouraged to get behind an eye-catching initiative this summer in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland! Glanbia Agribusiness will be supplying pink silage wraps, once again hoping to raise money for breast cancer research by launching a special edition of its Mastercrop Agristretch silage wrap. This follows the success of a similar campaign last year. For every roll of its limited-edition bright pink silage wrap purchased, a donation will be made to Breast Cancer Ireland that will be matched by Glanbia Agribusiness.