Pink Ribbon sales for the Irish Cancer Society in Donegal have been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The charity is taking the online route this year, and inviting people to buy digital ribbons and donate to help people affected by breast cancer.
Each year, the dedicated fundraisers look forward to doing their bit in the local community, bringing some colour to the streets in support of services and research for breast cancer services.
Money raised from the sale of Pink Ribbons helps to fund lifesaving cancer research and free support services locally for people affected by breast cancer.
Pink Ribbon volunteer Brendan Duffy from Buncrana said, “Every year, we come together to sell Pink Ribbons to support breast cancer patients. The support in is always amazing, everyone is so generous. We are so disappointed to not be out on the streets this year, but we want to encourage everyone to please show their support breast cancer patients by donating online at cancer.ie to get their digital pink ribbon this year.”
Rosemary Simmons, National Fundraising Lead at the Irish Cancer Society said, ‘unfortunately due to Covid-19 restrictions, we have had to cancel our street sales across Donegal this year. We are asking members of the public to show their support by donating to the Irish Cancer Society online at www.cancer.ie/donate or call 1850 60 60 60 to ensure we can continue to meet increased demand for support from people affected by breast cancer. With your help we can be there to ensure no one has to face breast cancer alone. Your donation will directly help provide free care and support for breast cancer patients and their loved ones across Ireland.’