Count­down to the big ‘Dip’

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS -

PLANS are now well un­der­way for the 2017 Dip in the Nip which takes place on Sun­day, Septem­ber 17th.

This will be the sixth an­nual event to take place in the north east and places are still avail­able and late en­tries are be­ing taken.

Women in the lo­cal area are in­vited to take part in this ex­hil­a­rat­ing event in aid of in aid of NECRET, North-East Can­cer Re­search & Ed­u­ca­tion Trust.

Funds raised will be used to im­prove the treat­ment and out­comes of peo­ple with can­cer so it re­ally does make a mas­sive and real dif­fer­ence to those fight­ing can­cer.

Funds raised will be used to im­prove the treat­ment and out­comes of peo­ple with can­cer so it truly does make a mas­sive and real dif­fer­ence to those fight­ing can­cer. Lead­ing con­sul­tant on­col­o­gist Pro­fes­sor Bryan Hen­nessy is cur­rently spear­head­ing an ap­peal to pur­chase a lat­est gen­er­a­tion can­cer gene se­quenc­ing ma­chine. This ma­chine will fa­cil­i­tate Ir­ish on­col­o­gists to bet­ter tailor can­cer treat­ments and thus im­prove can­cer care and sur­vival out­comes. We hope to be able to ac­quire the ma­chine this year. The all fe­male dip will take place on Sun­day the 17th at an undis­closed lo­ca­tion in the north east.

Par­tic­i­pants meet at the West­court Ho­tel in Drogheda on the morn­ing of the dip and from here they are bused to the se­cret lo­ca­tion where the event takes place.

The day prom­ises to be a fan­tas­tic event and even if the wa­ter is cold the at­mos­phere will be warm with plenty of in­spir­ing sto­ries, cam­raderie and fun for ev­ery­one brave enough to take part. Last year, 127 women from all over Ire­land and the UK gath­ered in the north east to take part in the sixth year of this event.

The weather last year was beau­ti­ful and the or­gan­is­ers are hop­ing they will be blessed with the same luck again in 2017.

If you are dip­ping as part of a ladies group of five or more, please email necret. info@gmail.com or text 086 7773294 the names of each per­son. The or­gan­is­ers have a dif­fer­ent coloured regis­tra­tion form for groups.

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