Sports stars bin bras for charity

Four of Cork’s female sports stars are encouraging women to bin their old bras to raise funds for a breast cancer charity.

Sports stars bin bras for charity

Camogie stars Gemma O’Connor and Lynda O’Connell, Cork footballer Doireann O’Sullivan, and soccer player Barbara O’Connell have given their support to the Bin Your Bra campaign, which will see €1 donated to the Marie Keating Foundation for every bra binned at Ryan’s SuperValu stores in Togher, Grange, and Glanmire.

Linda Keating of the Marie Keating Foundation said that the charity was thrilled that Ryan’s SuperValu was backing its campaign during October — Breast Cancer Awareness month.

“We at the Marie Keating Foundation are delighted that Ryan’s SuperValu Group Cork are supporting us this October, it is so important that we get the message across of the importance of being breast aware and that early detection is your best chance of survival,” she said.

“With our ‘Give your Bra’ campaign for each bra donated we will receive €1 in funding.”

Liam Ryan of Ryan’s SuperValu said the store has teamed up with a local cancer support group to raise awareness for breast cancer.

“One of our local shoppers, Ann Dowley Spillane set up The Girls Club in Cork a number of years ago and has been doing amazing work supporting people with various types of cancer in Cork,” he said.

“We have teamed with Ann and her team to promote greater education about breast cancer in both men and women and by brining the Marie Keating Foundation to our stores we are giving our customers and staff an opportunity to be more aware of what you need to do to stay well.”

The collection bins will be at Ryan’s SuperValu stores in Togher on October 24, Grange on October 28 and Glanmire on October 29.

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