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, 4th April 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 glamourous 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.

Tickets for this enjoyable and inspiring event can be purchased by clicking on the following link