This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Irish companies are coming together to help raise vital funds to support people and their families impacted by breast cancer.
The Marie Keating Foundation’s Pink Patrons include Pigsback.com, Harvey Norman, Clean Beauty Edit, M&S, Ruzo Ireland, DMK Clinics, MeToday.com, Skechers, Metoday, The Grafton Barber and Mad Flowers. Each of these brands are raising awareness of breast cancer while helping to fund vital support services for anyone living well with advanced breast cancer or those adjusting to life after treatment.
Recent figures show that 1 in 7 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some stage in their life and 1:529 men will also be diagnosed. In total 3,704 people are diagnosed every year in Ireland.
Linda Keating, Director of Fundraising, the Marie Keating Foundation, said, “We are so grateful to all our Pink Patrons this October who are helping us to raise much needed funds in support of our vital cancer support and prevention services. As we all start to return to normality after what has been a very difficult 19 months, it’s essential that we don’t forget that many families have been affected by breast cancer, while also navigating the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been here for people affected by breast cancer at every step of their journey, and with the help of our Pink Patrons, we hope to expand our reach and help more people than ever before.”
Funds raised through the Pink Patron campaign will help the Marie Keating Foundation to continue to provide lifesaving information about breast cancer prevention, and support for those affected, in communities, schools and businesses throughout Ireland to ensure everyone has the information they need to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages and get the help they need before it’s too late.
This year’s Marie Keating Foundation Pink Patrons Include:
A long-time member of the Pink Patron family, to show their support for those affected by breast cancer, Harvey Norman will be running a Sleep Well with Change for Cancer campaign throughout the month of October. To help support this campaign you can add a €1 donation instore across all departments and online at checkout or purchase from a selected range of stunning Harvey Norman products and X percentage of sales will be donated to the Foundation. Harvey Norman will also be running a number of in store promotions for staff and customers throughout the month to show their support so be sure to stop in and don’t miss out.
Ruzo Ireland have kindly come on board again this October to show their support for the 3,704 people diagnosed with breast cancer each year in Ireland. By selling their stunning ribbon necklaces and donating 10% of the proceeds from the sale of the necklace throughout the month of October to the Marie Keating Foundation. Ruzo Ireland are helping the Foundation to be there for people at every step of their cancer journey. Available in yellow, white and rose gold, these stunning piece are available to purchase at www.ruzo.ie
DMK Ireland are coming on board as a 2021 Pink Patron for the Marie Keating Foundation and will be donating 10% from sales from their DMK clinics who take part in their specially designed PINKzyme treatment this October. Customers will also be given the opportunity to Tap and Donate towards the Foundation’s breast cancer services in some of their DMK certified clinics nationwide. To learn more about the treatment entails and for your nearest DMK certified clinic, contact @dmkireland_official on Instagram or 01 408 0820.
“This October, Pigsback is once again sponsoring the Marie Keating Foundation’s virtual 5/10K challenge. During the month of October, Pigsback will be encouraging all of its customers to run, walk or jog 5/10K in their own locality to help support the Marie Keating Foundation’s vital breast cancer preventions and support services. All participants will receive a free Marie Keating Foundation/Pigsback.com t-shirt and will be able to log their run/walks time on a virtual leader board. To sign up today, click here.”
The Clean Beauty Edit:
The Clean Beauty Edit are continuing to support the Marie Keating Foundation as one of their Pink Patron by hosting a Shop and Support Weekend on the 7th-10th of October. €5 from every order during this weekend will be donated to support the Marie Keating Foundation’s vital cancer support and awareness services. There will also be free gifts and vouchers for lucky shoppers supporting the campaign that weekend. For more information, visit www.thecleanbeautyedit.com
Me Today is delighted to support the Marie Keating Foundation. During October, 10% of every sale from the Women’s Daily skincare & supplement range, will be donated to the Marie Keating Foundation. Me Today supports raising awareness of the importance of early detection of cancer and the Marie Keating Foundation represents a foundation which is very close to their hearts.
Continuing their long standing relationship with the Marie Keating Foundation, MAD Flowers have created a Pink Bouquet of pretty pink roses, dainty button mums, hydrangea, poppies and gerbera’s complete with a cut glass vase to help support the Foundation’s lifesaving awareness and support services. €3 euro will be donated to the Foundation on your behalf from every bouquet sold for the month of October, on top of that shoppers will receive €5 off the Pink Bouquet by using the code MK5 online at https://www.madflowers.com/product/pink-bouquet-with-vase/ .
The Grafton Barber:
The Grafton Barber is proud to continue our relationship with the Marie Keating Foundation and will once again be A ‘Pink Patron’ this October to raise vital funds for the Foundation’s work in breast cancer awareness. €3 from The Grafton Barber’s new Amplify shampoo and conditioner line will be donated to the Foundation’s breast cancer prevention and support services. Customers will also be given the opportunity to “Tap and Donate” to the Foundation in any one of their 49 stores across the country. For more visit www.graftonbarbers.com
This October, Skechers Ireland (who are one of the Marie Keating Foundation’s longest standing Pink Patrons) are delighted to once again be a part of this fantastic campaign which gives vital information on the importance of being breast aware as well as supporting people at every step of their breast cancer journey. Skechers stores across the country will be encouraging customers to make a donation at all till points throughout their 21 stores for the entire month of October.
It is not too late to become a “Pink Patron” for the Marie Keating Foundation. Interested organisations can contact the Marie Keating Foundation on 01 628 3728 or email our fundraising department at [email protected] .
For more information about the Marie Keating Foundation’s “Pink Patron’s” see www.mariekeating.ie.