Rachel BCI - Our Ladys Bower SS, Athlone, Co. Westmeath - 5th Years (2)

Thank you to Ms. Rachel Fitzgerald Feeley from Breast Cancer Ireland for speaking with our TYs and 5th Years. The charity’s Breast Health Education and Awareness programme aims to teach teenage girls how to recognise the signs and symptoms of breast cancer from a young age, so if an abnormality arises, they’ll detect it a lot quicker in the hopes that lives will be saved.

Rachel shared her story of becoming a breast cancer survivor and used a medically induced mannequin to show the girls the eight symptoms of breast cancer and how to perform a self-breast examination.

She encouraged the girls to download Breast Aware, a simple, free app from Breast Cancer Ireland that sends them a discreet monthly reminder to ensure breast health.