Breast Friends

11 September 2019 - 31 December 2020

Action Cancer, along with local online insurance provider,are asking ladies across Northern Ireland to gather their ‘Breast Friends’ and save lives by raising funds for Action Cancer’s unique breast screening service. have pledged to match every pound that is raised by the Northern Ireland public, doubling the number of breast screenings provided to local women through your support.

So, if a group of friends got together and raised £240, then our good friends at will give us another £240! Or, put another way, that £240 is three breast screenings and provide the funds for another three breast screenings.

At Action Cancer we see and hear first-hand how friends play a vital role in supporting each other through difficult times. Breast Friends is inspired by the many stories we have heard over the years about ladies coming together to support each other and achieve great things.

There are many ways you can get involved and Action Cancer will provide you with lots of materials to make your fundraising enjoyable and easy. You can gather the girls at home, work, the gym, the beauty salon, wherever you normally get together with your friends.

Let us know what you are planning – it could be a ladies movie night, coffee morning, sponsored walk. Whatever you choose, we can help you to plan a great event!

For more ideas and tips on creating a great event and raising lots of cash download our Breast Friends Fundraising Pack or get in touch with Leigh Osborne on 028 9080 3344 or [email protected]

For more information on our breast screening service including how to book an appointment visit our Breast Screening page has been operating in the insurance market in Ireland for the last decade and is one of MCL InsureTech’s flagship brands. Earning the trust of over 130,000 women, was officially launched in Northern Ireland earlier this year. is kindly offering Action Cancer supporters an exclusive £50 discount on insurance policies. To claim this, go to, enter your details and add code AC50 before completing your purchase. It’s online insurance for those on the go.  


Donna and Frances have been childhood friends since they were three years old. When they turned 40 they came to Action Cancer every two years for their breast screening appointment. Following their fourth visit, when they were aged 49, Donna was diagnosed with breast cancer.


"Every time Frances and I went for breast screening we made a day of it. We would take

the opportunity to spend some time together and go for lunch. When I received my diagnosis

I was shocked but I nearly think Frances took it worse than me. I went on to have a double

mastectomy. The nurse told me if I had waited another year it would have been too late. Action Cancer saved my life and I am thankfully now cancer free. Frances was there for me

throughout everything. I wouldn’t have coped without her support, strength and friendship."

Donna McGavigan from Strabane



"I have lost friends and family members to cancer before. When Donna was diagnosed I

was determined I wasn’t going to lose her as well. It is vital for women in their 40s and 70+ to avail of this free service. Donna and I are proof of how important it is for friends to look after each other."

Frances Jack from Strabane