17 June 2013 ART AUCTION
Three Galway artists have come together to support the National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) by donating their work to a silent auction which will be held as part of the charity’s fundraising lunch in Lisloughrey Lodge next Thursday.
The three very generous artists are: London born but Galway based artist, Jim Kavanagh, who is collected internationally and who has established a very successful art school on the shores of Lough Corrib just off the Headford road. Celebrated Galway artist, Pam O’Connell ,who has exhibited all over the world and whose work currently hangs in many private collections and public buildings. A rising star of the art world, Colin Burke from Galway, a GTI Art graduate specialising in prints and oil painting who was recently accepted to the National Academy of Art and Design in Dublin.
If you would like to attend the fundraising lunch and support the work of NBCRI, tickets are €65 and available by calling 091 526677.
PHOTO: Attending the presentation of paintings by Galway artist who have donated their work to a silent auction which will be held as part of the National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) fundraising lunch in Lisloughrey Lodge next Thursday were; Ethelle Fahey (NBCRI), Johanna Downes (NBCRI), artist Pam O’Connell, artist Colin Burke Una McDonagh (NBCRI) and Rachel Shanaghy from Lisloughrey Lodge. Phot Martina Regan
13 June 2013 The Island Golf Club
Well Done to all at The Island Golf Club who held a 'Pink Day' for the National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) recently. To view photos from this event Click Here...
31 May 2013 Camino Walk 2012
Photo: Walking the Camino for the ‘NBCRI Tricia McCarhy Memorial Scholarship’ last year were: Noelle Smyth, Margaret McCarthy, Justin McCarthy and Kathleen McGrath.
Walking the Camino for the ‘NBCRI Tricia McCarhy Memorial Scholarship’ - In August 2012, Margaret McCarthy, mother of the late Tricia McCarthy along with her son Justin and her sister Katie McGrath undertook the challenge of completing the last leg of the Camino de Santiago. To fund this endeavour events were held in the McCarthy hometown of Schull, continuing on to Skibbereen and Dungarvan where Katie lives. Family and friends showed very generous support at the fashion and beauty sales hosted by Margaret's daughter, beauty guru Tríona McCarthy. Talking about the trip Margaret said “ We met many people on the Camino from Malmo to Melbourne. My highlights of the trip included the welcome morning coffee breaks in the various rural villages along the way, the warm sunny days and the balmy evenings, the pleasure of taking part in the Camino and satisfaction of knowing the funds went to a very worthy cause as the research team at NBCRI.
30 May 2013 Women's Mini Marathon
Jumping in with their support for the National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) at this years Flora Women’s Mini Marathon which takes place bank holiday Monday, will be stylist Cathy O'Connor and PR Guru Sonia Harris to help their friend, beauty expert Triona McCarthy who has become a champion for NBCRI since her sister Tricia lost her fight to breast cancer. Triona’s fundraising works for the charity lead to the formation of ‘The Tricia McCarthy Memorial Scholarship’ at the Institute last year. €25,000 per year is needed to maintain the Scholarship which funds the work of a researcher for a full year so all monies raised by the girls and those taking part in the NBCRI team in this years event will go to fund this initiative. So if you see the girls or any of the NBCRI Mini Marathon team on Monday make sure to encourage them along the way and show your support. Photo: Patrick O'Leary
28 May 2013 Maunsells Minis
Little Fundraisers, The Maunsells Minis raiesd €1,054.27 for The National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) from their 'Family Fun Day’ which was held in Maunsells Park on May18th. Presenting the cheque to NBCRI at the Clinical Science Institute were; Front row (L/R): Juliet Destrade, Brian Lennon, Saoirse Burke, David Lennon
Back row (L/R): Caitriona Carty, Anna Burke, Anna O'Coinne ( Chairperson NBCRI), Amy Keaney, Lucille Destrade, Karen Roberts (NBCRI), Sean Bourke, James Keaney. Photo: Paul Fennell
24 May 2013 Malahide Golf Club
Well Done to all at Malahide Golf Club who held a 'Pink Day' for the National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) and raised €2,238! To view photos from this event Click Here...
23 May 2013 Well Done Kate!
Kate Brady from Swords Co. Dublin held a Pink Party at her home with her family and friends for the National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) and raised €495! Well Done Kate. If you would like to support the work of the research team at NBCRI by hosting a fundraising event let us know. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or Low Call: 1890 611 711
21 May 2013 Laoise Nolan Album Launch
16 year old Galway city transition year student at Coláiste na Coiribe, Laoise Nolan, has recorded her debut album entitled ’In the Pink’ with help from ex The Stunning members, Steve Wall and Jimmy Higgins and singer / songwriter, Stephen James and Frank Kilkelly from Castlebar. The motivation behind the album was Laoise’s desire to do something for breast cancer research in the light of her own mother Kate's diagnosis and successful completion of treatment.
The album was officially launched on Saturday 4th May by an Taoiseach, Enda Kenny at the conclusion of the 4th annual Mayo Pink Ribbon cycle in Castlebar but this Saturday 25th May between 5:30pm -7pm the Galway launch of the album will take place in Monroe’s Live, Dominick Street, Galway. The launch is free and all are welcome to attend. The album features both Laoise's own original songs and some cover versions, all proceeds of its sale will go to the Mayo Pink Ribbon who have raised over €268,000 for The National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) based at NUI Galway.
The album retails for €10 from email@example.com and will be available shortly from iTunes.
19 May 2013 - Dingle Women's Mini Marathon
View the 2013 Dingle Women's Mini Marathon for NBCRI which took place yesterday by clicking the image below.
13 May 2013 - Maunsells Family Fun Day
The Maunsells Minis are a group of ten young friends aged 7 to13 years from Maunsells Park that have come together to run a fundraising event in aid of The National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) under the guidance of NBCRI committee member, Karen Roberts. A sports and activity day called the ‘Maunsells Family Fun Day’ which will take place this Saturday, 18th of May, from 11am to 6pm in the Maunsells Park green. It promises to be a great day of sporting challenges, races, fun games, and skills activities open to all 3-13 year olds with lots of events for the Mums and Dads too. If you have a budding Brian O'Driscoll in your house, Rugby Tots will be on hand to give rugby training for 3-5 year olds and the local Girl Guide and Scout troops will hold demonstrations in the green. There will be lots of raffle prizes and delicious food and drinks available. The event has received fantastic support and the children would like to thank all who have helped them including local businesses: Gourmet Tart Co., Evergreen Westside, Smyths Toys, Michelle McDonough Beauty Rooms, Andrea Concannon and Ryans Home Store. Everyone is welcome and admission is €5 for children aged 3 to 13 and €2 for all over the age of 13, with registration for all taking part in the sporting activities before 12:15pm. It’s sure to be a fun filled day for all the family in aid of a great cause and all monies raised will go directly to support the research team at NBCRI who are based at NUI Galway. So why not make next Saturday a Family Fun Day and join the Maunsells Minis at Maunsells Park green between 11am to 6pm.
8 May 2013 - 'Girls Night In'
Ladies, a night out on the town awaits so get ready to immerse yourself once again in all things fashion, beauty, and cocktails related! The second annual Girls Night In takes place at The House Hotel, Galway on Thursday, 23rd May in aid of The National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI), with drinks reception flowing from 7.30pm, followed by a fabulous evening of entertainment. This stylish charity event was a sell out last year so be sure to get your tickets before they’re all snapped up. MC on the night Gráinne McMahon, editor of Galway Now Magazine, will introduce to some of the new seasons fashion pieces from top boutiques including Les Jumelles. With numerous exhibitors also present on the night, including Benefit make up, you’ll be spoilt for choice in the ultimate pampering session. Beauticians, hair stylists, angel healers, reiki and aromatherapy, nutritionists, fashion accessories, all topped off with cocktail demos by The House Hotel’s renowned mixologists ensures this night will have you all ready for a stylish Galway summer which is just around the corner! To get into the spirit of the night, NBCRI and The House Hotel are encouraging ladies to come dressed in ‘Pink’ or in one of their favourite cocktail dress to be in with a chance to win any number of great prizes on the night. Speaking ahead of the event, Margaret Jenkins, General Manager, The House Hotel, said “We are delighted to be associated with such a fun and stylish event. The ladies of Galway deserve a night out and this is one which definitely stands out from the rest. We highly commend the work of Prof. Michael Kerins and the research team at NBCRI and always look forward to being able to help in any way we can.” So Ladies, grab you Gucci shades and your Chanel handbag, strap on your Manolo’s and be part of this unique Girls Night In at The House Hotel – the perfect excuse for that night out with your girls, and all for a good cause.
Tickets cost €25 and are on sale now at The House Hotel on 091 538 900 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
23 April 2013 - ICA Galway
The Galway Federation of the Irish Country Women's Association are running a Family Run Fun Day at four venues in Galway – The Prom Salthill, Claren Headford, Clifden and Craughwell on Sunday, 12th May 2013. Proceeds in aid of The National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI). For information, please phone Mary Connelly, Sports & Leisure Officer. Telephone 087-6348951
22 April 2013 - Ennis TY Students
"Well Done" to transition year students at Gaelcholáiste an Chláir, Ennis who recently raised €180 for the National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI). They are pictured here presenting the funds to breast cancer survivor and NCBRI fundraiser, Monica Gallagher.
11 April 2013 - Walking Challenges
The National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) is delighted to announce two exciting walking challenges for 2013 and invite you to join us. Our very popular ‘New York Challenge’ will take place again this year at the end of November but we also have an exciting new trip in mid October, to sunny Orlando Florida! Will you take up the challenge and help raise much needed funds for breast cancer research? We now need to know if you or any of your friends are interested in joining us this year as places are limited. If you would like any advice or assistance putting a fundraising plan together don't hesitate to contact our Fundraising Coordinator, Joe Duffy. Just LOCALL: 1890 611 711 or Email email@example.com
We really hope you can join us on one or both of our walks this year. Full information about both walks will be available on our Website: www.nbcri.ie
and the NBCRI Facebook page shortly.
03 April 2013 - Race the Rás Launch
PHOTO: In attendance are, from left, Mícheál O Muircheartagh, Mayo footballer Jason Doherty, Dublin ladies football vice captain Sinead Finnegan, Donegal footballer Mark McHugh, Ireland International Rules manager Paul Earley, former Dublin footballer Paul Clarke. 2013 Race the Rás Charity Cycle Launch, Croke Park, Dublin. Phot Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
A host of top sports stars past and present joined forces with the World Track Cyclist, Caroline Ryan, in Croke Park to officially launch the Race The Rás charity cycle. Entering its third year, the charity race will see almost 150 amateur cyclists, accompanied by a host of current and former GAA stars, lining up to bike across Ireland from May 19th
to May 26th
. All money raised will go to the National Breast Cancer Research Institute. This year, Race The Rás is being kindly supported by AIB, Hyundai, Fáilte Ireland, KC Sports, EMC2, Carton House, Neogen, Pembroke Communications and The Gathering Race the Rás is the charity cycle linked with the An Post Rás, Ireland’s most prominent cycling event. The cyclists will start three hours ahead of the professionals and will travel through 13 different counties. Stage finishes will be in the towns of Longford, Nenagh, Listowel, Glengarrif, Mitchelstown, Carlow, Naas, and Skerries on the final day. Current Dublin Senior Football selector Declan Darcy spoke of the endurance needed in order to undertake the cycle; “This is a serious undertaking. Each of the eight stages averages 146kms in length - 1,260kms in total - and will take over five and a half hours to complete, so the eight-day cyclists will be on the bike for almost 50 hours in total. Most families in Ireland have been affected in some way by cancer and this is just a small way former GAA players can help raise much needed money. We are also delighted that more women will be taking part this year and Dublin vice captain Sinead Finnegan was here today to show support.”
Chairperson of National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI), Michael Kerin said: “NBCRI are delighted to be associated with Race the Rás and we are honoured that they chose NBCRI as their charity this year. We wish them every success in their endeavours and we are extremely grateful for the profile and funds which will hopefully result from this.”
Broadcasting legend Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh was on hand to launch the charity race and said; “I am delighted to be here today at the official launch. Race The Rás has been a huge success raising €260,000 to date since it began in 2011. I would ask people to donate no matter how small as it will make a huge difference to the National Breast Cancer Research Institute.”
To register for the cycle, please log on to http://racetheras.com/event-registration/?regevent_action=register&event_id=1
. With eight stages to choose from, cyclists can opt to do all eight stages, a single stage or opt for a combination of two or three stages.
19th March 2013
'Dingle Woman's Mini Marathon'
The Dingle Women's Mini Marathon will take place on May 18th at 2:00pm. A stunning 10KM scenic course has been carefully selected for this charity event. The run is endorsed by a number of leading athletes and is one of the most scenic routes in Ireland. Event organisers explained that the mini marathon is intended to cater for women of all levels of fitness with walkers, joggers and runners being encouraged to take part. The event is being run on a ‘not for profit’ basis and the two main beneficiaries are the National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) and Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne in Dingle for the development of a playing pitch/running track. The Dingle Women’s Mini Marathon will be officially launched on 28 March. Registration is now open at this link: www.dingleminimarathon.com
4th March 2013 - MINI MARATHON
The National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) are looking for Walkers, Joggers and Runners to take part in this years Flora Women's Mini Marathon and support Breast cancer Research. If you would like to be part of our team please contact NBCRI Fundraising Coordinator, Joe Duffy Tel:
1890 611 711 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
16th Feb 2013 - VALENTINE'S BAll
Phot An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, Anna O'Coinne (Chairperson NBCRI) and Professor Michael Kerin (Medical Director NBCRI) pictured attending the NBCRI Valentine's Ball in the Ardilaun Hotel.
NBCRI were honored that An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny was able to attend this years NBCRI Valentine's Ball.
5th Feb 2013 - THUMBS UP!
A Big Thumbs Up for Bradley Motor Works, Galway, who are sponsoring the door prize at this year’s NBCRI Valentine’s Ball which takes place this day week, Sat 16th, at the Ardilaun Hotel Galway. Everyone attending the ball will be entered into a draw for a €600 voucher from Bradley Motors Works which can be put towards a service, parts or a car purchase.
21 Jan 2013 - VALENTINE'S BALL
John Ryan, Anna O'Coinne and Marc Robert toast the launch of this year’s NBCRI Valentine’s Ball which takes place at the Ardilaun Hotel on Saturday 16th February. Tickets are €100 and available by contacting Mairin Clancy 091 526677 or Email: email@example.com
03 Jan 2013 - EVERGREEN SUPPORT
Thank you to the staff, management and customers of Evergreen Health Food stores and all who supported their fundraising initiative for NBCRI during October helping to raise €4,000.
PHOTO: Attending the presentation of €4,000 to The National Breas...t Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) from Evergreen Health food Stores were: Chairperson of NBCRI Anna O'Coinne, NBCRI Medical Director Prof. Michael Kerin, owner of Evergreen Health food Stores, Aideen Hurley and NBCRI researcher Róisín Dwyer. The money was raised during October, breast cancer awareness month when Evergreen held Pink events during the month to help funding and awareness for NBCRI. Phot Paul Fennell