Mullan family turn pink for breast cancer

18 October 2017

The Mullan family held a pinked-themed BBQ in August to raise much needed funds for Action Cancer’s breast screening services. The family have over come their own personal battles with cancer and wanted to take this negative experiences to give hope and support to local woman who are currently facing their own breast cancer battle. Event organiser Lisa Mullan’s sister was detected with breast cancer 3 years ago and underwent evasive treatment and surgery. In 2003 the family went through the pain of loosing their Mum to breast cancer.

Lisa says, “Both my Mum and my sister were a true inspiration throughout their difficult journeys, so as a family we just simply wanted to give something back and hope that the money raised from this event can help in the early diagnosis or prevention of this terrible disease.  Perhaps it will help others avoid the devastation that cancer can bring to a family.”

Event organisers husband and wife Lisa and Damian Mullan said, “This was our first time organising a charity event, so it certainly was a bit nerve-racking and a lot of hard work but hugely rewarding.  We were amazed by the generosity and support from our family and friends and commend them for all their help.  We would also like to say a very big thank you to the many local businesses in the community for their sponsorship and generosity.”

“We were delighted and so very grateful with the support we received from everyone, it’s great to see so many people coming out in support of Northern Ireland’s leading local cancer charity.  All money raised will support people affected by cancer throughout Northern Ireland from Action Cancer’s free breast screening service to their range of therapeutic services.”                                                                                                                        

Events Fundraiser, Steph Ellis said: “A huge thank you to the Mullan family for organising such an amazing event and raising a fantastic amount of money for Action Cancer.  It is great to see the local community supporting the family in their fundraising efforts to support Action Cancer and help provide a range of cancer awareness, prevention, detection and support services available to anyone affected by cancer in Northern Ireland.” 

Action Cancer offers free breast screening to women aged 40-49 and over 70; health checks to men and women aged 16+; counselling and complementary therapies to children (aged 5+) and adults; and health promotion in schools, communities and workplaces. These services are delivered regionally throughout Northern Ireland and from the charity’s Big Bus, sponsored by SuperValu, which visits 235 locations every year. 

The hard work and support Action Cancer receives from individuals like Lisa and Damian allows the charity to continue the work we do throughout Northern Ireland.  If you have a personal reason as to why you would like to organise your own event for Action Cancer, please get in contact Stephanie on 028 90 80 33 49 and we can give you the support and assistance you need to get your event off the ground.