As you are probably aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to celebrate it, the Cork region will, with your help go Pink, from 1st-7thOctober next, in solidarity with all those people worldwide who are affected by this terrible disease.
Cork Pink Week is a community initiative set up by a group of Cork women who have been affected by Breast Cancer. Their ambition being to bring individuals, businesses and communities together by way of realising specific goals, the first raising much needed funds for diagnostic equipment for the Cork University Hospital Breast Cancer Unit while also bringing greater awareness of the excellent cancer care services and facilities in the region.
As an employer, we know that you have a special interest in your employees’ health and wellbeing and that you are actively supporting them to lead healthier and more active lives, together with their families and communities as a whole. You may even have some employees and/or family members who may unfortunately have been diagnosed with cancer over the last number of years, hence my approach to you on behalf of Cork Pink Week.
To raise funds for Diagnostic Machinery in the Breast Care Unit of CorkUniversity Hospital.
The Symptomatic Breast Unit at Cork University Hospital provides care for men and women of the Cork/Kerry area and performed over 30,000 examinations in 2017. In 2018 they have been fortunate to receive funding for basic replacement of the imaging equipment this will be installed later this year. To ensure they continue to work at the forefront we would be most grateful if you could support us in funding additional enhancing items of equipment which will further augment the benefits of the new equipment.
To date we are truly gratified by the number of private individuals, companies and organisations, who have committed to holding events or donating goods and services to help get this worthy initiative off the ground.
How YOU can help:
- Sponsor or host your own Pink event on your premises.
- Support planned events like the ‘Pink Lunch’ at City Hall on the 7thOctober
- Offer your goods or services – printing costs, hiring of equipment (for catering, PA system), subsidised food and drink,
- Insurance costs, secretarial services
We invite you to be part of the success of Cork Pink Week, raising awareness and helping to protect our employees, loved ones and communities as a whole in the prevention, early detection and treatment of CANCER.
To know more about this week and especially the celebratory Pink Lunch at Cork City Hall on the 7th October, please visit us on www.corkpinkweek.ie.
Let’s work together to make Cork Pink Week a huge contributor to cancer care services in Cork!
If you wish to sponsor an event, hold an event, attend Cork Pink Lunch, conduct a seminar/information briefing for your staff or wish to donate, please contact the following:
Cork Pink Week in association with the CUH charity number CHY17293.