Breast Cancer Ireland have a number of statitics to show how breast cancer can affect Irish people. Reports suggest 1 in 9 women will develop the disease over the course of their life. The incidence of male breast cancer is 1 in 1000, and in each year 2,800 new cases are diagnosed.
Of these numbers, the statistics show:
- 14% are women under 44 years
- 49% are women between 45-64 years
- 37% are women over 65 years
There are a number of initiatives which Breast Cancer Ireland are doing to help combat cancer including:
The Free To Download "Breast Aware" App
The Breast Cancer Ireland “Breast Aware” App is a free app with a discreet, monthly reminder to your phone on doing a breast check. There is also a step by step video guide explaining how to go about performing a self-breast examination if you're unsure.
Watch Katie Taylor talks about Beating Cancer with the "Breast Aware" App:
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Want to donate?
There will be a number of events to help raise money to fight Breast Cancer in the future including:
Race Against Breast Cancer 2016
On Saturday the 29th of October, Breast Cancer Ireland are hosting a "Race Against Breast Cancer" event in Leopardstown Pavilion. 800 guests from across the world of business, finance, media and entertainment are expected to be in attendance.
- 12am - Cocktail & Jazz Reception
- 1pm - Four course lunch with complimentary wines
- Celebrity Totes on hand to offer advice
- 2pm - Racing commences
- 4pm - Entertainment for all
Tickets are priced at €150pp, for more information visit the event page here.
Members of the public are encouraged to donate if and whenever they can. "TEXT CURE" to 50300 to donate €4.00. 100% of your donation goes to Breast Cancer Ireland across most network operators. Some operators apply VAT which means that a minimum of €3.25 will go to Breast Cancer Ireland. Helpline: 076 680 5278