Leitrim in the pink (and blue)

If the glove fits.
Spectators at the Leitrim Allianz League against Limerick last Sunday might have been surprised to notice that players from both teams doing battle on the pitch were sporting pink and blue football gloves.  The unusual sight of players wearing pink or blue gloves during matches was not a fashion statement but rather they were raising awareness and helping to raise €100,000 for Action Breast and Action Prostate Cancer.  Over 960 pairs of gloves were distributed to every county football panel this week in a fundraising initiative between the Irish Cancer Society and the Gaelic Games brand, GaelicPerformance.  Action Breast Cancer and Action Prostate Cancer are programmes of the Irish Cancer Society.  Action Breast Cancer and Action Prostate Cancer services are free, confidential and accessible by calling their Freefone Helpline on 1800 200 700 or by visiting www.cancer.ie. 



07-Feb-12 by Colette Fox – PRO