10/10/2011

Pink Lady Backs NI Cancer Research

A Saintfield woman, Noleen Adair, who knows about cancer, having discovered she had breast cancer at 22 to be faced with radical surgery and chemotherapy has been fundraising.

Noleen refuses to put her life on hold and now, the charity she founded to help others facing breast cancer has presented a dazzling £50,000 to Friends of The Cancer Centre.

Noleen, (pictured) founded Pretty n Pink, Northern Ireland's only 'home grown' and locally managed Breast Cancer charity, raises funds to support breast cancer patients and their families across Northern Ireland.

The unique partnership forged with Friends of the Cancer Centre channels those funds into supporting breast cancer patients in a practical way.
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Welcoming the mega-donation of £50,000, Colleen Shaw, Director of Friends of the Cancer Centre, said: "Noleen is quite simply an amazing person with an extraordinary capacity to put others first," adding that Pretty n Pink, has already gifted over £120,000 in recent years.

"This latest donation of £50,000 will be put to the same good use, supporting breast cancer patients and their families.

"Noleen's first hand experiences have given her a unique insight into how breast cancer patients really feel about the treatment and services they receive and her empathy, backed by donations on an impressive scale, is already making important differences to the lives of many breast cancer patients.

"Her work, enthusiasm, commitment and dedication are an inspiration to us all. Behind Pretty n Pink is a strong woman with a natural modesty.... and true grit in her soul," added Colleen.

(BMcC)

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