Ard Scoil na nDéise, Dungarvan raise funds for Cancer Research

Mrs. Norma O’Driscoll and Mrs. Ina O’Sullivan with the help of the 5th years in Ard Scoil na nDéise, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford ran a very successful Pink Picnic day as part of the Breast cancer awareness month.

It was a fun day and the girls raised €620. Mr. Gordon Watson, the Waterford surgeon who set up the Breast Health clinic in the Regional hospital, came to talk to T.Y. 5th and 6th students and to accept the cheque on behalf of Waterford Surgical Research Association.

T.Y. student Lauren Mulvihill wrote the following account of his talk.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and every year in the Árd Scoil we organise a “Pink Day” to raise money for breast cancer research where we all wear pink and take part in various happenings around the school.

This October, we managed to raise almost €700 and were visited by Dr. Gordon Watson on Friday 30th of November so we could present him with the cheque.

Dr. Watson gave us a very informative talk on detecting breast cancer and other potential problems. The money is going towards a new programme in Waterford that helps men and women diagnosed with cancer with any effects of their illness such as depression and low self-esteem.

We’re all very proud to have been able to help with this as it’s a very important programme.

Mr. Gordon Watson, Waterford surgeon and founder of the hospital's Breast Health Clinic,
accepts a donation raised by the girls of Ard Scoil na nDéise from their Pink Day Picnic.