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DkIT Turned Pink to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

26 October 2023

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) recently turned the campus pink as two groups of students held two extremely successful events and raised a phenomenal €2,538 in total during Breast Cancer Awareness month for their chosen charities. The students were from General Nursing with the other student cohort from Hospitality and Event Management. 

The events’ main goal was to raise awareness about breast cancer and the critical importance of early detection. These events highlighted the facts about breast cancer in Ireland and sought to promote good breast health amongst women of all ages. Early detection can be a game-changer in the fight against breast cancer, significantly improving treatment outcomes. But that's not all the students achieved, they raised critical funding which is crucial in providing essential support services to breast cancer patients and their families during their most challenging times.

The first occasion was hosted by Year 3 General Nursing Students who held their Annual Cake Sale fundraising event with all proceeds going to two local charities, North East Cancer Research & Education Trust (NECRET) and the Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre. These General Nursing students raised over €1288.

The second event was held by 3rd-year Event and Hospitality Management students who hosted an extremely successful "The Big Pink Coffee Morning" on campus. Maria Roddy Freyne, Course Director BA (Hons) Hospitality Management said

“We were thrilled this year to raise a total of €1250 for the Irish Cancer Society Annual Breast Cancer Campaign. We are deeply grateful to all the DkIT community for their continued support and commitment to our chosen charity”.

Together these two groups of students supported a positive impact in the fight against breast cancer and were delighted to spread the word and turn the DkIT campus pink for a great cause!

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