Currently, 1 in 7 Irish women will be diagnosed with breast cancer before 75 years of age and there are 3,507 cases diagnosed annually which is set to continue to increase.

The National Breast Cancer Research Institute is a national charity that funds a comprehensive research programme at the University of Galway.

Breast cancer research has improved the diagnosis, treatment options, and outcomes for those who develop the disease. This organisation wants to fund these research programmes to continue to impact the outcomes for those who develop the disease in the future.

The launch of ‘Race in Pink’ took place at Galway Races October Festival on Sunday, October 30th in aid of the National Breast Cancer Research Institute.

Images Seán Lydon Photographer