International Womens Day Luncheon 2018 to assist Breast Cancer Unit UHL

International Womens Day Luncheon 2018

Picture, Catriona Mulcahy, Senator Maria Byrne, Loretta Hanley, Cllr Eleanor Hogan and Nikki Byrne, attending the Launch of the International Womens Day Luncheon 2018 which takes place on April 15 in the Greenhills Hotel with Guest Speaker, Rose Hynes, in aid of the Symptomatic Breast Cancer Services Unit at the Greenhills Hotel. Picture Brendan Gleeson

International Women’s Day Luncheon 2018 to assist Breast Cancer Unit UHL

by ilovelimerick correspondent Chloe O’Keeffe

Chairperson of Shannon Group, Rose Hynes will be the guest speaker at the International Womens Day Luncheon 2018 this April. The luncheon will take place Sunday, April 15 in Greenhills Hotel, Ennis Road Limerick, from 12.45pm, to 3pm, and is taking place in aid of the Symptomatic Breast Cancer Services Unit UHL.

Previous guest speakers include Dr. Niamh Hourigan; Department of Sociology, UCC, sociologist, author, and broadcaster, Ms. Shona Tormey; oncology surgeon, Symptomatic Breast Cancer Services Unit, UHL in 2017, Professor Colette Cowan; CEO UL Hospitals Group, Ms Anne Merigan; oncology surgeon, UHL in 2016, Ms. Josephine Fehilly; Chair Revenue Commissioners and Ms Catherine Duffy; Northern Trust and Limerick Chamber of Commerce in 2015.

International Womens Day Luncheon 2018

Brid O’Connell, Shannon Dragons, Mary McNeice-O’Regan, Ger Kerins, Con O’Regan and Ursula Byrne, at the Launch of the International Womens Day Luncheon 2018 in aid of the Symptomatic Breast Cancer Services Unit at the Greenhills Hotel. Picture Brendan Gleeson

Rose Hynes was appointed as Chair of Shannon Group Board in August of 2014. A lawyer, Rose was a member of the senior management team in GPA for many years. GPA was one of the world’s largest lessors and financiers of aircraft. She is also a former Chair of Bord Gais/Ervia and former non-executive director of Bank of Ireland, Fyffes plc, and Aer Lingus.

To celebrate International Womens Day, the Rotary Clubs of Limerick Shannon along with the Soroptimist Club of Limerick collaborated in hosting a charity luncheon in aid of the Symptomatic Breast Cancer Services Unit of the University Hospital of Limerick.

The annual fundraising event is organised around International Women’s Day to highlight the role of women in society, raise awareness for marginalised women globally, and to be a voice for voiceless women worldwide.

Speaking at the 2016 event, Professor Colette Cowan spoke of her passion for her job, “What grounds me is that I am here for patients and that is why I love what I do. I have no doubt I am in the right job.”

Tickets are available at €30 from the Limerick and Shannon Rotary Club, the Soroptimist Club of Limerick and the Symptomatic Breast Cancer Unit. Included is a bubbles reception, followed by a three-course meal for all attendees. Proceeds from the ticket sales go towards the Symptomatic Breast Service Unit, at the UHL.

This is a wonderful annual occasion to celebrate and support a very worthy cause, and both men and women are most welcome at the International Womens Day Luncheon 2018 at the Greenhills Hotel. Tickets €30 available from: Mary at the Rotary Club Limerick Shannnon on 0876707627, Stella of the Soroptimist Club at 087 2837807 and Catheriona from the Symptomatic Breast Cancer Unit, at 086871 2835.

 

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