Swim in Pink for breast cancer research this Halloween

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Attending the launch of ‘Swim in Pink’ in association with Blackrock Beachwear in aid of the National Breast Cancer Research Institute were; Breast cancer survivor Faith Fahy, Ethelle Fahy National Breast Cancer Research Galway fundraising committee, Owner of Blackrock Swimwear, Louise Griffin and Avril Horan-Kyne PRO Blackrock Swimwear. The fundraising event takes place from 9:30am at Ladies Beach, The Prom, Salthill. Registration is just €20 with all of the monies raised going to the charity. Sign up at www.swiminpink.ie and get a FREE swimming cap. Photo: Sean Lydon

The National Breast Cancer Research Institute is asking as many people as possible to ‘Swim in Pink’ on Bank Holiday Monday, October 31 to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research.

This is the second year of the event which was a huge success for the charity last year rising over €30,000 nationwide.

It is hoped the event will be even bigger this October with the Galway event taking place from 9.30am at Ladies Beach, The Prom, Salthill on the last day of the month.

One in seven women Irish women will develop breast cancer before they reach 75 with over 3,500 cases diagnosed annually.

Based at the Lambe Institute at University of Galway, the National Breast Cancer Research Institute funded researchers are currently working on major national and international projects to improve the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

To help the fundraising efforts, Galway-based company Blackrock Swimwear have created two stunning ‘Swim in Pink’ swimsuits – long and short-sleeved – and beach shorts.

Unfortunately, pre-orders are now closed, and any orders placed will not be received in time for the ‘Swim in Pink’ event on October 31.

However, those who would still like to purchase one of these specially commissioned swimsuits and shorts at any time, can go to www.blackrockbeachwear.ie  with all the profits going to the National Breast Cancer Research Institute.

Registration for Swim in Pink is just €20 with all funds raised going to the National Breast Cancer Research Institute.

To register go to www.swiminpink.ie and you will receive a FREE Swim in Pink swimming cap.