It is with regret that, following consultation with its medical advisors, Breast Cancer Ireland has decided to postpone its annual gala fundraiser, Battle of the Stars. In the context of the evolving circumstances around Covid-19 virus and the charity’s duty of care to several of its patient ambassadors participating, and in respect of those attending on the night, who might be at a higher risk and at various stages of breast cancer treatment, the decision was made to postpone the event from Saturday, 4th April until Saturday, 12th September 2020.
All participants including 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 as well as participating breast cancer survivors and supporters have confirmed their availability to perform on the rescheduled date in September.
Sponsors and guests (over 450 to date) have expressed their commitment to continue their support of this annual event, now in its 7th year, for the new date. Rehearsals continue this week and will recommence again mid-August in the lead up to the event in September.
Those who have already purchased tickets for the postponed date have been offered tickets for the rescheduled date or a full refund.