Offaly men urged to join the Fight for the ‘Girls’

Breakthrough Cancer Research is encouraging men all over Ireland to join the fight against breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by taking part in their Fight for the ‘Girls’ campaign.

Breakthrough Cancer Research is encouraging men all over Ireland to join the fight against breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by taking part in their Fight for the ‘Girls’ campaign.

Fight for the ‘Girls’ is calling on men to pledge their support for the girls in their lives and hopes to raise much needed funds for research into new treatments for the disease which affects thousands in Ireland each year, and to increase awareness of breast cancer in men. Women are also being encouraged to get on board to fight for their own ‘girls’. There are numerous ways the public can show their support...

Honey Do List - sponsor your man to do those chores he never gets around to:

Breakthrough Cancer Research has set up a mycharity.ie page www.mycharity.ie/fightforthegirls where women throughout the country can make a donation to get the men in their lives to give them more support where they need it.

Whether you sponsor your man to do the hovering or ironing for a month, pick the kids up from school, pay your brother to stay away from the TV for a week, shame your colleague into taking his turn with the coffee run, or get your son to finally clean his room, this is the perfect opportunity to get men throughout Ireland to do those little chores women are always nagging about...without complaint as it’s all for a good cause!

Brave men can also nominate themselves for a task (that they would normally not do) and sponsorship cards are available on fightforthegirls.ie or by calling 1890 998 998.

Don’t Fight with the Girls: Women can a bit fiery at times so why not sponsor your sister, mother or best friend to leave you off the hook for a month, or donate something to Fight for the Girls every time one of you starts an argument on www.mycharity.ie/fightforthegirls!

Purchase Fight for the Girls Merchandise: Fight for the ‘Girls’ pink teeshirts for males and females are available to purchase from €16 on www.dot-cotton.com or www.fightforthegirls.ie, with proceeds going to cancer research. Or you could buy a stylish Fight for the Girls black or pink silicon wristband for just €3.

Commenting at the launch of the quirky campaign Orla Dolan, Fundraising Director at Breakthrough Cancer Research, said, “Whether it’s a girlfriend, partner, wife, mother, sister or cousin or friend every guy knows someone who has been affected by this terrible disease and it also affects so many men themselves so we are encouraging them to join the fight and do something to help!”

For further information on the campaign, see www www.fightforthegirls.ie