This year the new three-day Galway Races October Festival that takes place Saturday 27th through to Bank Holiday Monday 29th will have an exciting new look and feel, continuing racing and glamour into the winter months and even more importantly all in aid of a great cause. As part of this new October Festival and with it being Breast Cancer Awareness month, Galway Racecourse are partnering with the National Breast Cancer Research Institute to host a dedicated fundraiser for the organization on Sunday 28th October called ‘Race in Pink’. The National Breast Cancer Research Institute is an Irish charity that raises funds in support of the breast cancer research team lead by Professor Michael Kerin based at the Lambe Institute, NUI Galway.


Speaking about the announcement of the event Professor Michael Kerin said: “The National Breast Cancer Research Institute is very grateful to the Galway Race Committee for helping us in our efforts to improve diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.  Based at the purpose built Lambe Institute for Translational Research on the grounds of Galway University Hospital, we are in an ideal position to make important discoveries and make changes that have real implications for breast cancer patients.  Our research is relevant to everyone and focuses on such diverse areas as genetics, tumour markers, novel therapies, better diagnostics and reconstruction.  We are very excited to partner with such a historic and forward thinking West of Ireland brand as the Galway Races and hope to make the ‘Race in Pink’ Day a huge success.” Commenting on the ‘Race in Pink’ day Michael Moloney, Manager of Galway Racecourse said “The team at Galway Racecourse vary are proud to be working with Professor Kerin and his dedicated team to organise this event.  By partnering with the National Breast Cancer Research Institute, we are supporting a research team who are successfully working on improving breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. We have lots of plans for what will be a superb day where we along with our race goers and corporate supports can raise money for such a worthy organization.”


Be part of the movement and lend your support

As part of the Race in Pink event, the team at Galway Racecourse have put together a fantastic hospitality package to create a fun-filled day for those attending in support of such a worthy cause. Guests will experience the ultimate day at the races with panoramic views of the racetrack from the iconic Killannin Stand while enjoying a drinks reception followed by a delicious three course lunch with wine. A live band will keep everyone entertained and there will be prizes galore. Tom Lee RTE Racing presenter and celebrity tipster will help you be a “Winner Alright”, but the real winner will be the charity as it’s hoped the event will raise significant funds for the National Breast Cancer Research Institute.


To enjoy a great days racing while supporting a great cause just call the National Breast Cancer Research Institute 091 863 917 or email info@breastcancerresearch.ie. Tickets are €90 per person and corporate packages are available. For more information log onto www.galwayraces.com



The National Breast Cancer Research Institute is a national charity that raises funds in support of research at the Lambe Institute for Translational Research at Galway University Hospital. By funding this research, the charity aim to positively impact future outcomes for breast cancer patients.

Working in collaboration with universities and hospitals across the globe, the research team are focused on areas including personalised medicine, breast regeneration, and innovative diagnostics and therapeutics.

The National Breast Cancer Research Institute raises funds for research from charity events, community-based fundraising, campaigns, and support from individuals and companies. To learn more about the charity visit: www.breastcancerresearch.ie