Help us to be there for breast cancer patients when they need us most.

Now more than ever breast cancer patients need your support. Your help really does mean the world to the thousands of people living with breast cancer throughout the country. Each year, your generosity helps to provide vital care and support to families affected by breast cancer.

Ways to get involved this October

There are many ways you can support breast cancer patients and their families this October. Whether you are getting involved by yourself, with family, friends or with your colleagues. See below some suggestions on how you can show your support.

Virtual Collection – We can’t sell our Pink Ribbons on the streets this year, but you can set up a fundraising page to share with family, friends and colleagues, encouraging them to make a donation to support free services for breast cancer patients.

Shave or Dye – Why not brave the shave, or dye your hair pink to raise funds and show your support for breast cancer patients across the country? You can ask family, friends or colleagues to join in and shave or dye their hair too, or simply show their support by making a donation.

Go Sober In October – We’re encouraging people to go booze-free in October to raise money for breast cancer services and supports. You can give up alcohol for 31, 21 or 14 days – choose a time that works for you.

Do it your own way – Do you have a different fundraiser in mind? Please sign up today, we would love to hear more about your event and how you or your workplace plan to support breast cancer patients this year.

Please sign up today to make a real and lasting impact. By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms and conditions.

Please sign up today to make a real and lasting impact. 

Set up a virtual collection page in four easy steps

Step 1

Create your online fundraising page

Step 2

Set your fundraising target. See below for examples of how money raised can help to support vital services.

Step 3

Tell your story! Don’t forget to tell people why you’re fundraising when you set up your virtual collection page.

Step 4

Share your story and fundraising page with your friends, family and colleagues on social media or WhatsApp. Check out our handy social media tools below to encourage donations.

How your fundraising helps

Volunteer driver


could cover the cost of driving a breast cancer patient to and from their chemotherapy appointment with our Volunteer Driver Service

Image of a Night Nurse


can help provide vital clinical equipment for a Night Nurse.

Woman on a phone


will cover the cost of a counselling session to help a person cope with a breast cancer diagnosis in their life.

Image of a Night Nurse outside


will cover the cost of one night of Night Nursing, providing end-of-life care to a patient in their own home

Social media tools

Every single post through Facebook, Twitter, Linked In or Instagram and every text or email could lead to more donations, so we have provided some useful tools below to help you promote your event.

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Please support me Facebook post
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Please support me Twitter post

Make the most of your page!

Share your motivation

Supporters love to hear the story and reasons behind why someone is raising money. Maybe you would ordinarily be collecting on the streets, perhaps you usually host a coffee morning or maybe this is your first time to get involved. You might be collecting for someone you’re remembering, or for a family member who received support from the Irish Cancer Society. Whatever the reason, behind every fundraiser, there’s an important story – and every one of your posts is a chance to share yours and inspire others to get involved!

Add a fundraising target

Setting yourself a target not only focuses your mind more on your goal but it will also encourage your family, friends, colleagues and community to support you to help you get there! 

Add a picture

Pages with pictures bring in 15% more in donations, so get that camera clicking.

Give updates

Keep your family, friends, colleagues and community engaged and give them regular updates on social media, email, text and on your page. It’s a great way to thank those that have donated already and who knows, it could encourage them to donate again!

Spread the word

Post your page on your social media profiles. It comes with social media sharing buttons that make it super quick and easy to post your page on Facebook and Twitter. And don't forget about Whatsapp! Send your link by text to your friends and family to make sure they know how they can support cancer patients and their families!

Share your story

You might like to share your favourite memories of someone you’ve lost. Or perhaps you could make a video showing why you’re raising funds. Whether you post an Instagram story or say a few words in your Facebook newsfeed, it can all help encourage more people to visit your page.

Don’t forget your URL

You’ll need to include your virtual collection page URL with each post, so your friends, family, colleagues and community know where to donate.

Frequently Asked Questions