Farmers urged to paint gates pink

Farmers across Ireland are being urged by MSD Animal Health to paint their gates pink in support of the Irish Cancer Society.

As the ‘Pink Ribbon’ month of October draws to a close, MSD Animal Health hopes that a splash of pink paint will also encourage people to make a financial contribution to help ICS in its fundraising efforts.

MSD’s general manager, Seamus Maguire, said: “We’re calling on farmers around the country to join us in marking ‘Paint it Pink’ month by adding a splash of colour to their farm gates or land.

Cancer touches the lives, and affects the extended families of so many Irish people today. We are delighted to support ICS in raising awareness of an extremely deserving cause.”

Global healthcare group MSD contributed more than €1.6m to 474 Irish community groups in 2014, through corporate responsibility initiatives, including local Neighbour of Choice partners, fundraising days, local community investments and a wide range of patient partnership programmes.

MSD employees also volunteered nearly 1,400 hours of their time this year.

MSD Animal Health focuses on research, development, manufacturing and sale of veterinary medicines.

It is a subsidiary of MSD Human Health, which provides solutions in areas such as diabetes, heart disease, immunology, oncology, infectious diseases, women’s health and anaesthesiology.

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