As golf returns to some form of normality, it’s great to see people donning that familiar pink in aid of Breast Cancer Research once again.
Blainroe Golf Club hosted their first Play in Pink Day of the year after so much disruption due to Covid-19.
Captains Geraldine Cassidy and DJ Kenna welcomed the pink warriors to the club and all members participated, with even those unable to make the golf course due to travel restrictions proudly donning pink and donating from their gardens in support of such a great cause.
And it is a great cause. One in eight women will develop breast cancer in the course of their lifetime, while one in 1000 men will also be affected. In-all, there are 3100 new cases diagnosed each year in Ireland.
Therefore, we can’t recommend Playing in Pink enough in terms of showing your support to our national charity which funds a comprehensive research programme at the Lambe Institute at NUI Galway.
Not only are the days vital fundraisers for Breast Cancer Research but they’re filled with lots of fun and boast eye-catching fashion and action packed golf.
Last year there were 130 ‘Play in Pink’ days around the country which have raised over €160,000 in 2019 alone, no mean feat in a time where there are so many worthy causes to support.
It’s a testament to the work of Miriam Hand and the partnerships she has developed with the Irish Ladies Golf Union and Lady Captains all over the country, but the men are never shy to get in on the action too so this really is a team effort.
The golfing year may have suffered so far but we’d encourage you to get your club on the roster for 2020 – there’s still plenty to play for.
Visit www.PlayInPink.com for details.
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