Members of the Women’s Gaelic Players Association will be wearing pink laces next weekend as part of a major fundraising drive for Breast Cancer Ireland.
Pink bootlaces, with the distinctive pink ribbon of Breast Cancer Ireland, have been distributed across the membership and it is expected that all the players will wear them in their matches in the TG4 Ladies Football and Liberty Insurance Camogie All Ireland Championship over next weekend.
“I am proud to support this initiative which encourages women to check themselves regularly and to know what to look out for,” said Tipperary Ladies Football Captain Samantha Lambert who lost a good friend and teammate Rachel Kenneally to breast cancer in March 2018.
“This cause is very close to my heart and so I am encouraging all my teammates to download Breast Cancer Ireland’s free Breast Aware App which shows the signs and symptoms to look out for.”
Breast Cancer Ireland raises significant funding for research into breast cancer as well as promoting education and awareness on the importance of breast health amongst women of all ages.
“Initiatives such as Players in Pink are so vital in driving conversations about good breast health in Ireland and we are delighted to partner with the WGPA next weekend,” added Aisling Hurley, CEO of Breast Cancer Ireland.
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