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Minister hopes locals will join in pink walk

THE Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald has extended an invite to men, women and children to take part in the Lucan Pink Walk in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation in Griffeen Valley Park at 11am on Saturday, October 17.

Minister Fitzgerald said it was a perfect event for people of all ages and levels of fitness that offered a great fun day out for all the family.

“Most importantly, we will be raising funds for the Marie Keating Foundation and their breast cancer services and programmes,” the minister said. “I have been a consistent advocate and campaigner on matters relating to breast cancer.

“I have worked for improved awareness and education services which are critical in supporting early detection. I have been a vocal and passionate supporter of the extension of Breast Check to women between 65- 69 years of age since my days in the Seanad and when I was elected to represent Dublin Mid-West in 2011, I succeeded in getting a commitment in the Programme for Government for the extension of BreastCheck

“In Budget 2015, we have now followed through on that commitment, providing funding for the extension and I look forward to seeing this BreastCheck extension to 65- 69 years olds in coming months.”

Linda Keating, Director of Fundraising of the Marie Keating Foundation, said her mother had died from the most curable form of breast cancer at just 51 years of age because she was too scared to go to the doctor.

“The Marie Keating Foundation is all about making cancer less frightening by enlightening so I hope that as many of you as possible will join us on October 17 for the Lucan Pink Walk so that we can raise funds for our cancer awareness and programmes,” she said

To register visit www.mariekeating.ie or tel 01 6283728.

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