Buttercrane turns pink for October

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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
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Buttercrane Shopping Centre will be supporting Cancer Focus Northern Ireland’s ‘Think Pink’ campaign with a series of events and activities in the shopping centre across throughout the month of October. The centre will be urging shoppers to ‘Think Pink’ when they buy underwear as the centre is to make a donation for every bra sold from M&S, Dunnes Stores, Primark and Ann Summers directly to Cancer Focus NI throughout the month of October. Cancer Focus NI will also have a pop-up shop in the centre throughout the month to deliver advice and offer free skin screening to examine UV skin damage. Their Keeping Well Van will also be at the centre throughout October to provide free blood pressure and glucose checks and cancer prevention advice and support. Speaking to Newry Times, Centre Manager Peter Murray said, “With the national focus on Breast Cancer in October we wanted to do something locally to support Cancer Focus NI’s Think Pink campaign. “It’s such an important issue and has touched so many of our friends, customers and staff’s lives so making a donation to a local charity and turning the mall pink for the month will go some way to raising funds and awareness.” Caroline McIlwain, Fundraising Officer, Cancer Focus NI, said, “We’re delighted to have the opportunity to work with Buttercrane and the Newry community. “We are a local charity that works to reduce the impact of cancer in Northern Ireland. We provide care and support services to anyone affected by cancer, deliver cancer prevention programmes, campaign for effective health policies and funding pioneering breast cancer research at Queen’s University Belfast. “The money raised by Buttercrane customers this month will stay in Northern Ireland helping people affected by cancer in your local community,” Caroline added. The Keeping Well Van is a nurse-led advice service offering free body composition, blood pressure and blood glucose checks to staff and public and will be onsite (adjacent to car park entrance) every Friday in October: 3rd, , 17th, 24th and 31st from 9.30am-4.30pm. On Friday 10th October there is a special breast awareness advice clinic in their pop up unit. Skin testing for UV will be available every Thursday in October from 10am-4pm. No appointment needed: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th October. Advice and information will also be available from the pop-up shop throughout October (beside Specsavers).
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