Play in Pink AM-AM for Breast Cancer Research

For Breast Cancer Research

Galway Golf Club, in Blackrock, Salthill is hosting a Play in Pink AM-AM sporting event which is set to begin at 1.30pm this afternoon, Friday 18th May.

The Breast Cancer Research Charity is delighted to announce this exciting new sporting event, Play in Pink AM-AM, as they aim to raise significant funding for vital Breast Cancer Research.

In Ireland, 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. Breast Cancer Research is a National Charity that funds a comprehensive research programme at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Research has improved the diagnosis, treatment options, and outcomes for those who develop the disease. By funding this research the aim is to positively impact future outcomes for breast cancer patients.

In collaboration with Universities and Hospitals across the globe, the Breast Cancer Research team at the Lambe Institute for Translational Research at the National University of Ireland, Galway focuses on areas including personalised medicine, breast regeneration, and innovative diagnostics and therapeutics.

One area of research focuses on identification of a novel biomarker of disease that could be detected in the bloodstream and used to diagnose breast cancer, or predict how a patient will respond to treatment.

This has the potential to support early detection of the disease thus improving patient survival, and ensure patients receive the optimal personalised therapy.

Another strand of research examines mutations in genes that may increase a person’s likelihood of developing breast cancer, to identify individuals who would benefit from regular screening. Understanding these mutations and how they influence breast cancer progression may also lead to development of novel treatments for the disease.

Treatment of breast cancer that has spread to other organs remains a major challenge. The work of Breast Cancer Research investigates the potential to engineer adult stem cells and their products as vehicles for targeted delivery of therapeutic agents to breast tumours, while sparing healthy surrounding tissues. This has future potential to target advanced disease and prevent further spread.

The Charity raises funds for research from charity events, community-based fundraising campaigns and support from individuals and companies.

For additional information, on Breast Cancer Research you can contact 091 863 917.

Today’s sporting event being held at Galway Golf Club in Salthill at 1.30pm hopes to raise lots of money for Breast Cancer Research.

On the day there will be an AM-AM golf tournament open to teams of four at a cost of €600 per team. The day will begin with a 1.30pm shotgun start followed by an evening reception in the clubhouse restaurant.

This exciting fundraising event will also include the opportunity for guests to take part in the evening auction, with the chance of buying some excellent prizes.

Sponsors are given the opportunity to sponsor a tee-box and/or green at the price of €100. By sponsoring this event, your company’s brand will reach all guests attending and will be included in publicity and marketing materials before and at the event.

Other opportunities for sponsors include:

  • Platinum Sponsorship
  • Raffle Items
  • Auction Items.

Platinum Sponsors of the event are:

  • Tom Dempsey Flooring
  • Galway Golf Club
  • Burkeway Homes Ltd.
  • Future Insurance Galway
  • The Front Door Galway
  • Glenlo Abbey.

As the sun continues to shine it looks like the day is set to be a cracker as the event begins with a shotgun opening at this afternoon.