Comedians, influencers, Olympians, cancer survivors and fun entertainers are hosting online events over the Halloween weekend to raise funds for Breakthrough Cancer Research to help ‘Buy Back Time’ for cancer patients.
There are a plethora of much-anticipated events for all the family to choose from this weekend.
Events include The Fright Time Run #Run4Donate4Tag4 with The Nightmare Realm running throughout the week, the Witching Hour with comedian Colm O’Regan and Aoife Barry,assistant news editor of TheJournal.ie, to a tweens Halloween book reading with author Nicola Pierce.
A comedy quiz and singalong with comedian Edwin Salmon and friends is sure to entertain, while an interview about Resilience in Women in Sport with Olympian Sanita Puspure should prove fascinating.
For fashion enthusiasts, a style event with Laura Jordan from StyleSavvy.ie will be held.
Breakthrough Cancer Research has launched this fundraising appeal to encourage everyone to use the extra hour we gained with the clocks going back to help ‘Buy Back Time’ for cancer patients.
The charity is asking people to donate an hour of their time to raise funds to help restart cancer research programmes into more effective cancer treatments that were put on hold at the onset of the pandemic.
Orla Dolan, CEO at Breakthrough Cancer Research is hoping for a very successful fundraising campaign this weekend.
“Cancer care and research has lost months to Covid-19. Cancer still kills one person every hour everyday. Only research and the new treatments it finds, can make up for the time lost. We’re asking the public to donate the extra hour or join one of our events. This appeal will fund more lab time for research scientists, get new treatments back into trial, and give cancer patients hope again.”
To get involved in the Buy Back Time appeal, people can donate the value of an hour of their time on breakthroughcancerresearch.ie/buybacktime, or by hosting a virtual fundraising event. People can also join one of Breakthrough’s events or by texting BCR to 50300 - texts cost €4*.