Cyclists for Breast Cancer Ireland passing through Castlebar today!
Breast Cancer Ireland
Breast Cancer Ireland is a charity established to raise vital funding to support Research into Breast Cancer. Under the direction of leading Breast Surgeon, Professor Arnold K Hill, the goal at Breast Cancer Ireland is to seek to transform breast cancer from often being a fatal disease, to a chronic illness, that can be maintained long term through treatment. Investment in Research is critical towards advancing this goal.
Breast Cancer Research is not necessarily glamorous or emotive yet it is the linchpin in advancing a cure to a sometimes devastating disease. Breast Cancer affects 1 in 9 Irish women and there are currently 2800 new cases diagnosed annually. While our survival rates are improving through screening and awareness campaigns, there is still a lot more to be achieved with the help of Breast Cancer Ireland.
Breast Cancer Irelands aims to transform Breast Cancer from often being a fatal disease (689 deaths annually) to a treatable illness that can be maintained long-term through treatment. Speed of research discovery will ultimately achieve this Vision of reducing the threat of breast cancer.