12 November 2013

Coffee Mornings to raise breast cancer awareness a great success

Local T.D. and Minister for Children & Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald, in cooperation with the Marie Keating Foundation, recently hosted two Feel Good Coffee Mornings, encouraging women to “take as many steps as possible to be fully breast aware”.

The Coffee Mornings, hosted in Áras Chronáin Clondalkin on 1st November and Kenny's of Lucan on 11th November, featured a range of speakers and activities, all aimed at informing women about the options available to them in maintaining good breast health.

Minister Fitzgerald hailed the “vital impact of organisations like the Marie Keating Foundation in empowering women to make the right choices regarding breast cancer awareness.

“Through good physical and mental health practices, regular screening, good nutrition and of course a positive attitude, women can give themselves the best possible chance of maintaining good breast health,” she added.

“My thanks to nutritionists Aveen Bannon and Kevina Cardiff who discussed options for healthier eating, while Mind Coach Dave Russell explored the mental and physical benefits of living life positively. Local beauticians Bubbles AH and Pamper and Powder offered free nail-painting while a number of local businesses kindly donated spot-prizes for the raffle. The attendees generously donated over 300 Euro towards the Marie Keating Foundation and their invaluable work,” Minister Fitzgerald concluded.