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Sunday 2nd November 2014 Action Cancer, in conjunction with Sports Travel International Ltd, are thrilled to announce places in the New York City Marathon 2014, one of the world's greatest participatory events and a wonderful spectacle for supporters. Walkers as well as runners are welcome to participate - the Finish Line is open for at least 8 hours, so there's no excuse! The Marathon starts from Staten Island, and runs through all 5 city boroughs (Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Manhattan), finishing in Central Park

We also welcome non-running partners, family and friends on the tour to cheer you along on the big day! In order to register to run the New York City Marathon on behalf of Action Cancer, a booking deposit of £575 per person (runner and non-runner) is required to guarantee your place. This can be paid in 2 instalments of £287.50. Minimum sponsorship is also required, contact us for more details. Guaranteed race entry and travel arrangements are by Sports Travel International Ltd.

The Tour includes:
• Return flights from Belfast to JFK incl Irish government tax, US arrivals and departure taxes, airline security charges.

• 5 nights Accommodation at the 4* New York Westin Hotel, including city tax, occupancy tax, US tourist tax and obligatory baggage charges.

• Return Airport transfers in New York on tour dates.

• Transport to the race start on Staten Island (runners only).

• Sports Travel International guaranteed Marathon race entry, which includes International Friendship Run Entry, an excellent Pasta Party, Post-Race Party & Disco, Sports Expo, 2 New York City Marathon T-Shirts, Certificate and Medal.

• A Celebration Dinner at a bar/restaurant in Central NYC.

• Travel Insurance

• Services of Sports Travel International guides.

• The security of a fully Licensed and Bonded travel agency.

• Action Cancer running vest. In order to guarantee your place on this once in a lifetime challenge, please contact Lucy or Emma on 028 90803344 or email [email protected] or [email protected] Action-Cancer-Shop-Challenge-Flyer-with-active-fb-and-twitter-links-H-Herron-(2).jpg

Ladies who brunch for Action Cancer

Action Cancer, in association with Douglas Huston Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents, are hosting a ladies brunch event in support of the charity’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month to include a welcome reception with brunch style refreshments on Friday 4th 2013 October, at picturesque Cutters Wharf.

The event, which starts at 10am, is a fully covered and heated al fresco experience and each lady will be entered into VIP Skin Medi Spa package prize draw. Ladies are asked to come along showcasing a ‘splash of pink’ and on arrival you will receive a bespoke pink ribbon, designed by Lollypop Crafts and a gift for each women.  Tickets are limited to 100 guests at just £12 and can be purchased by calling Action Cancer House on 028 9080 3343.

From Left; Kerry Anderson, Action Cancer; Gareth Gibson, Douglas Huston Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents and Judith Mulgrew, Skin Medi Spa.

Action Cancer Ladies Business Event sells out in just 24 hours
The forthcoming Action Cancer lunch, to be held in the Merchant Hotel on 17th October, sold out yesterday, just one day after it was formally launched. Organisers say that the event received unprecedented support from Northern Ireland's Business community and the 150 places were taken up within a few hours.

Action Cancer, in association with Bank of Ireland UK and BDO, has organised this unique business event for business women, with the theme of ‘growth and innovation’. The lunch will bring together three key high profile speakers at the luxurious Merchant Hotel to mark the charity’s 40th year. Bestselling author Rachel Abbott, Personal stylist Beth Goodrham, and Northern Irish business woman Christine Boyle will speak to 150 attendees about their personal development, career reinvigoration and business innovation.

Discussing the huge level of interest, Laura Jackson of the event co-sponsors BDO said; “The level support has been overwhelming. Even before we formally launched the event on Tuesday we had huge interest from our clients and contacts who heard about BDO’s involvement. With the press coverage yesterday we were inundated. By the end of the day we had to start a reserve list. It just shows how supportive the Northern Irish Female business community is of this very worthwhile charity.”

Maria McAllister of co-sponsors Bank of Ireland UK said, “As a local Bank, supporting the spirit of Northern Irelands Business Women is important to us – they play such an important role in business and local communities. We are incredibly proud to co-sponsor this event. Such high demand truly demonstrates a real desire and a sense of responsibility to work in partnership to deliver key business and health messages for the benefit of the wider community. It promises to be a great event”

Although attendance is now full, there are many other ways in which businesses can support the event and the charity through sponsorship, prize donation and more. For more information on the lunch event please email [email protected] and for information on Action Cancer’s screening service please call 028 9080 3344

Action Cancer 40th Anniversary Ladies Business Events Launched

Action Cancer, in association with Bank of Ireland UK and BDO, is organising a unique celebratory business events for women, with the theme of growth and innovation. The luncheon event will bring together three key high profile speakers at the luxurious Merchant Hotel on 17th October 2013, to mark the charity's 40th Year.

Bestselling author Rachel Abbott, Personal stylist Beth Goodrham, and Northern Irish business woman Christine Boyle will speak about their personal development, career reinvigoration and business innovation.

Showcasing the impact of Action Cancer’s unique breast screening service, all attendees will be encouraged to become champions of female cancer prevention for their own health and well being and for colleagues, families and friends.   This key event is a unique networking opportunity for business women to come together and reinforce the importance finding a suitable work/life balance to assist in disease prevention.

Laura Jackson of BDO said, “Involvement in our local community is exceptionally important to BDO Northern Ireland. We aim to make a real difference to our business community and look forward to this unique event to support Action Cancer in its 40th year.”

The event will be attended by local celebrities and high profile Northern Irish contacts who will host each table.

Maria McAllister of Bank of Ireland UK said, “Working closely with local business women we experience firsthand the important role they play not only in business, but as key influencers in our local communities. We are delighted to play our part in supporting Actions Cancer’s 40th year celebratory event, which is a platform to voice and profile an important message through business women in Northern Ireland.”

Sue Wilton, Roe Park Resort, Limavady has also taken an active role in the co-ordination of this anniversary milestone for Action Cancer.   ‘On behalf of the Roe Park, I am delighted to be involved in such a unique celebration for Action Cancer and delighted with the support and enthusiasm we have received from fellow businesswoman to participate’ said Sue Wilton.

For more information on the lunch event please email [email protected] and for information on Action Cancer’s screening service please call 028 9080 3344.

Notes to Editor:
Action Cancer is the only charity that provides breast screening for women aged 40-49 and 70 and over, and last year’s screened over 8,000 women.  For every 1000 women screened, an average of 6 breast cancers are detected which could be life-saving through early detection.  The service is entirely free and the charity must raise £80 per screening provided.
Beth Goodrham, has worked with hundreds of women and formed partnerships with brands including Marks & Spencer, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Boden, Hobbs, Benetton, Jigsaw, Mint Velvet, Ella by Viyella and LK Bennett.  As well as styling the nation, Beth also runs a daily blog, Style Guile, which was recently short-listed by Marie Claire Magazine for its fashion blog of the year award.
Rachel Abbott will speak about her experience of self publishing a number one novel, ‘Only the Innocent’ which remained number one for four weeks in the UK Kindle chart, and was second highest selling ebook on Waterstones, beaten only by 50 Shades of Grey.  Having been translated into no less than 8 different languages, to date the book has sold over 180,000 copies in the UK plus a further 50,000 in the US.  Hot on the heels of this success, Rachel’s second novel, ‘The Back Road’, sold 80,000 copies in the first ten weeks.

Christine Boyle is Managing Director of Lawell Roofing Company. As a founding member of NI Women in Business Christine has extensive experience and was awarded an MBE for her services to Business in  2009, and she is currently a board member of Construction Skills NI. Christine had her comfort zone shaken when in 1997 she left the world of corporate banking and took over the family construction business. Christine believes her journey in business as a female, facing fears and dealing with major crises, has developed her character and confidence. She insists “The secret of success is the ability to fail; sometimes you have to go back a little to leap further". 

Women Mean Business!
Kerry Anderson of Action Cancer (front centre) launches the charity's 40th Anniversary Ladies Business Lunch wearing a ruby ring on loan for the occasion by Fred J Malcolm Ltd. Joined by Laura Jackson of BDO Nothern Ireland (second right), Maria McAllister (far right) and Niamh Griffin (back centre) of Bank of Ireland UK and committee member Sue Wilton of Roe Park Resort (far left), the event will be held on 17th October at the Merchant Hotel involving 150 business women. Sponsored by BDO and Bank of Ireland UK, the event will involved three key speakers, including Christine Boyle of Lawell Roofing Company (second from left) focusing on career reinvigoration and business innovation. Each table at the event will have a high profile local host including Alexandra Ford and Stephen Watson. For more information, please email [email protected]

Action Cancer's 40th Anniversary Lunch sponsored by Bank of Ireland UK and BDO



Action Cancer ‘Get A Grip’ Golf, Wednesday 14 May 2014 at Clandeboye Golf Club. 

The cost of a fourball is £250; if you have any queries please call 028 9080 3343 or email [email protected]
All funds raised will support Action Cancer’s services for men as June is men’s health awareness month.  Our aim is to encourage men to ‘Get A Grip’, to take their health seriously. 

Institute of Fundraising Award Winners

Action Cancer staff representatives receiving the Institute of Fundraising NI 2010 Award for 'Event of the Year' with the charities Ballygowan Pink MoonLight Walk.  The 10-mile city centre evening walk, now in its 2nd year, is the biggest event the charity has, and has raised over £300k for Action Cancer's unique breast screening service.


Country Friends Forever Music Night, Wednesday 24th April, Lisburn Civic Centre.
Tickets £12 call 9250 9254 or visit