The Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team has linked up with Breast Cancer Ireland to help raise awareness in the month of October.

With one in nine women diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime and 30 per cent of those between the ages of 20-50, the Ireland players are keen to use their profile to shine a spotlight on these worrying statistics.

As they prepare for Friday’s UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 qualifier away to Ukraine in Kyiv, the Ireland squad took time to raise awareness by wearing Breast Cancer Ireland face-masks, which can be bought here to support funding for further research.

“It’s really important to raise as much awareness as possible about breast cancer because it is something that affects so many women around the world and has a huge impact on families,” said team captain Katie McCabe.

“Research, education and awareness are all key to tackling breast cancer, so on behalf of the Ireland Women’s National Team I’d like to encourage women from the age of 20 upwards to download the Breast Aware app and learn about the eight signs and symptoms.”

“We are thrilled to partner with the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team during this Breast Cancer Awareness month,” added Aisling Hurley, CEO of Breast Cancer Ireland.

“Women supporting and empowering others to be more breast aware is critical if we are going to change the landscape of this disease into the future. Knowing what is normal today, should an abnormality arise is important in ensuring a more positive treatment outcome.”

 

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