The final novel from the amazing & creative author
Emma Hannigan (1972-2018)
With Emma’s first anniversary of her passing looming, her final novel is available on 28th February 2019 – “The Gift of Friends” is a beautiful story about fractured families, unconditional love and the importance of friendship.
CEO of Breast Cancer Ireland, Aisling Hurley, says, “Our memories of Emma are so vivid. Her final book, The Gift of Friends, epitomises who she was – a woman full of life, love and sparkle who held friendships very dear. Her energy and commitment to research spur us on every day, and we pledge to honour Emma’s legacy. We continue to raise significant funds to speed up research discovery times and ultimately affect better treatment outcomes for patients, thereby changing the landscape of this disease into the future.”
Emma’s desire was to fund research into new and more effective therapies. If you wish to help make a difference you can DONATE NOW or text CURE to make a €4 donation to 50300*
* 100% of your donation goes to Breast Cancer Ireland across most network operators. Some operators apply VAT which means that a minimum of €3.25 will go to Breast Cancer Ireland. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 680 5278
Save the date for this year's event - Saturday May 15th 2021
A host of well-known faces will once again take to the stage in support of those impacted
Save the date for this year’s event – Saturday May 15th 2021
A host of well-known faces will once again take to the stage in support of those impacted by breast cancer for the 7th annual, gala fundraiser, Battle of the Stars proudly supported by Joe Duffy Group, which takes place on Saturday, 12th September 2020, in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, with all funds raised supporting our pioneering research and awareness efforts.
Newstalk and Virgin Media presenter, Clare McKenna; broadcaster and journalist, Lorraine Keane; fashion broadcaster, Michele McGrath; FM104 broadcaster, Sean Munsanje; influencer, Niamh Cullen; TV presenter and writer, James Kavanagh; former international rugby referee, Alan Lewis; TV Presenter and performer, Paul Ryder and former West End performer and dancer, Simon Murphy will be joined by breast cancer survivors, Paula McClean (7 years remission), Jill Murphy (just finishing treatment) and Juliette O’Connell, BCI Outreach Coordinator and breast cancer survivor to become the entertainment and perform in front of an audience of over 450 people.
Denise Symes from Joe Duffy Group, title sponsors of the event for the fourth time, Mick Pitt, from Cornmarket, associate sponsors, Megan Hurley, daughter of CEO of BCI Aisling Hurley, along with supporters and dancers from Showtime Theatre School will complete the line- up for this year’s fundraiser.
RTE/2FM star Eoghan McDermott, who has taken part in the event on three occasions in the past, will MC on the night and a celebrity judging panel will assess the entertainment value. Head judge on the night will be Dancing with the Stars judge Julian Benson and he will be joined by Virgin Media broadcaster and Breast Cancer Ireland ambassador, Elaine Crowley, former Irish International rugby player and pundit, Shane Byrne and one other surprise judge, yet to be announced.
Each of the participants will spend the next few weeks in a rigorous regime of rehearsals coached by a team of professional choreographers.
The glamorous gala event will see guests from the world of business, finance, arts, sports, media, fashion and entertainment convene on the pink carpet for a champagne reception, followed by a four-course gala dinner and entertainment. Once the winners and prizes have been announced, guests and participants will be invited to dance into the late hours to the retro sounds of The Sugar Cubes.
To get in early for this usually sold out gala event on April 4th in the Clayton Burlington Road, please email email@example.com or order online via the form at the bottom of this page.
Corporate table of 10 is €1,500 or individual tickets €150 each.
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