‘Get The Girls Out’ commences self breast check awareness message




Over 200 ladies joined one of Ireland’s top bloggers along with eight models all of whom have had their lives impacted by breast cancer for a #GetTheGirlsOut Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show at Faithlegg House Hotel in Waterford on Sunday, May 14th. The event is part of a campaign to increase the awareness of the huge importance of self breast checks amongst women in Ireland.


Top fashion blogger Lisa McGowan took to the stage along with MC Teresanne O’Reilly. The models included Lizzy Lacey, Alice Phelan, Gillian Jacob, Ruth Harris, Jean Rowe, Tara Kelly Fitzpatrick, Jen Hartery and Maria Irish; a group of incredible and brave women some of who are still undergoing treatment for breast cancer. They showcased styles from Redlane, Tommy Hilfiger, Orchid, Muse and Janelle along with the launch of a new fashion collection BÉBHÍNN from Waterford designer Beibhinn McGrath.


The event sold out in record time but the organising team and all of the models involved are appealing to women across the country to become more aware of the common symptoms of breast cancer, to know how to correctly check their breasts and to do so regularly. Breast Check Nurse Orla Quinn demonstrated correct breast check procedure at the event and a video of this demonstration can be found on the Facebook page GetTheGirlsOutCampaign.


According to the organisers the fashion and afternoon tea event sponsored by Tom Murphy Mercedes Benz is the first in what they intend to be an annual occasion. Organising team member Catherine Keighery from Redlane Boutique said, “Get The Girls Out was conceptualised as a result of many of us women being confronted with the harsh reality of our friends and family members being diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer with early diagnosis is a largely curable disease and nearly 2,500 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Ireland each year.  


"It is so important for us women to educate ourselves on correct breast check procedure and for us all to do those checks frequently. We hope that this event helps to spread that message far and wide. We would like to thank our fantastic event sponsor Tom Murphy Mercedes Benz along with the brilliant event supporters for coming on board with #GetTheGirlsOut.”


Event supporters include Redlane Boutique, Thin Gin, Mulligan’s Pharmacy, Mean Bean Coffee Company, Focus Visual Communication, Moe’s Cafe, Party World, Martha’s Bar, Colm Morrissey Hair Studio, Vicki Walshe of Natural Beauty, Ancuta Musina Make-Up Mulligan’s Pharmacy, Kustom Workwear, The Bay Spa Tramore, Loved Again Tramore, Faithlegg House Hotel, Flahavan’s Kilmacthomas, Every Event, Powerhouse PR, Harvey Travel Waterford & Kneisel Jewellers and Breast Check Nurse Orla Quinn.


All proceeds from the Get The Girls Out event will be donated to the Waterford Hospice Movement and The Solas Cancer Support Centre.





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