The pink ribbon is a global symbol representing the fight against breast cancer. Breast Cancer Ireland in partnership with The Dublin Mint Office have launched a commemorative to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Originally struck in Paris to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the symbol, the commemorative is on sale with a donation from each purchase, to the charity to continue to fund pioneering research and awareness efforts nationally.

Launching the commemorative, broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan comments “Unfortunately many of us have been touched by cancer and so initiatives like this, that help fund the valuable research going on in our research centres nationally, are to be welcomed”.  Miriam, whose sister died of cancer at only 33 years of age adds, “We all know about cancer. It’s always very upsetting, but in a sense it’s not until you are personally in touch with something that you realise just how important awareness and knowledge really is”.

Aisling Hurley, CEO of Breast Cancer Ireland comments “We are delighted to partner with The Dublin Mint Office and to be the recipients of donations from the sale of this beautiful commemorative. All funds raised from this and other initiatives throughout the month of October help us to continue our work in funding research and in doing so help us transform the landscape of breast cancer in Ireland”.

The commemorative is on sale at http://www.dmo.ie/bcicommemorative