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Breakthrough Cancer Research - Winter Ball - Black Tie Event
Press Release
October 18, 2022

Tickets now on sale for Breakthrough Cancer Research Winter Ball at Fota Island

Tickets have gone on sale for the Breakthrough Cancer Research Winter Ball, which takes place on Friday, 11th November 2022 in Fota Island Resort, Cork, as part of the charity’s 10 year anniversary celebrations.

Sponsored by Johnson & Perrott Peugeot, the annual Black Tie Gala Ball, which usually takes place at Valentines, aims to raise over €50,000 to advance new cancer treatments through research and is a key fundraiser for the Cork based charity. The event has not been possible since 2020 so the charity hope it will be their biggest fundraising event of the year.

Breakthrough Cancer Research - Grand Raffle Prize - Car sponsored Johnson & Perrott Peugeot

Broadcaster Jonathan Healy will be MC with special guest, the hilarious Reggie, Blackrock Road, better known as the richest man in Cork and lifetime president of the Captains of Cork Industry.

It’s always a fantastic social night so treat yourself, your loved ones, friends, clients or colleagues to a wonderful evening starting with an arrival drinks reception, amazing goodie bags and prizes, a sumptuous 4 course meal, excellent entertainment, and dance the night away with the Ian Hendrick band. The charity is also encouraging corporate groups to make it their Christmas staff night out.

Breakthrough Cancer Research - Winter Ball - at Fota Island

With the support of events like this Winter Ball, Breakthrough Cancer Research continue to focus on developing new treatments for poor prognosis and currently incurable cancers. With tremendous public support, they have already brought 8 discoveries from the laboratory to patient studies or clinical trials. This includes a new clinical trial of a new combination treatment for patients with oesophageal and colorectal cancers which opened in hospitals in Cork and Dublin earlier this year. Several other projects are currently at pre-clinical stage in areas such as lung, brain, pancreatic and ovarian, to name a few.

Tickets to this special fundraiser for cancer research are €175 per person and can be booked through breakthroughcancerresearch.ie or contact 021 422 6655. There is also a special B&B rate at the 5* Fota Island Resort.

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