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Vhi Healthcare is delighted to support Blue September - a male cancer awareness charity, which was brought to Irish shores in 2011 in order to raise much needed funds for men’s cutting edge health programmes. Three charities are the recipients of the funds raised under the umbrella charity, Men’s Cancer Alliance - these charities are Mercy Cancer Appeal, The Mater Foundation and Cancer Care West.
The World Health Organization predict that cancer cases will increase by 70% in the next two decades, so now more than ever there needs to be a commitment towards prevention and early detection of cancer to complement improvements in treatments for cancer patients. As 1 in 4 women and 1 in 3 men in Ireland will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime we want men to start facing up to their increased cancer risk and take more responsibility for their own health. Blue September is a fun way of delivering this message and we know that if more men took better care of their health, we could significantly reduce the numbers of men dying from cancer every year in Ireland.
In 2013, Vhi Healthcare commenced its sponsorship of Blue September, raising much needed funds for the recipient charities in the fight against cancer. Dermot Whelan and Bernard O’Shea have been our brand ambassadors for the campaigns to date, driving awareness of men’s cancer and encouraging men to be cancer aware.
To find out more key facts about men’s health and to donate, go to www.BlueSeptember.ie
Vhi Healthcare is delighted to sponsor the Women’s Mini Marathon for the next five years. It’s the world’s biggest all-female event, attracting 40,000 in 2014 and raises €12 million for charity annually. Participants are expected to walk, jog or run the 10km route through Dublin City on Monday, 1st June 2015.
A Vhi Support Team including international athlete David Gillick, fitness enthusiast and DJ Louise Heraghty, Vhi’s Dr Ui May Tan, and one of Ireland’s most popular comedians, Maeve Higgins, will support participants every step of the way to the 2015 event with a combination of expert advice combined with fun tips.
Women can enter the 2015 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon online by visiting www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie or alternatively postal application forms will be available in the Herald every Wednesday.
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