A host of well-known faces will gather in Dublin’s Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road this Saturday for Breast Cancer Ireland’s Battle of the Stars.

The dance and lip-sync based “Battle of the Stars” fundraiser for Breast Cancer Ireland is supported this year by Joe Duffy Group with Cornmarket Financial Services also on board as commercial backers.

The annual gala fundraiser is in its sixth year and the contestants include Miss Ireland Aoife O’Sullivan, editor and presenter Sybil Mulcahy, Fair City actor Ryan Andrews, broadcaster Jenny Buckley, model Kerri Nicole Blanc, social influencer and Dancing with the Stars backstage reporter James Patrice, Limerick TD Tom Neville, GAA All-Star and former Mayo footballer Dermot Flanagan, former Welsh rugby player Richard Keatley and Mr Ireland Wayne Walsh, along with a number of breast cancer survivors including 98fm news reporter Georgie Crawford.

David Brookes, Frank Lennon and Mark Weir from the Joe Duffy Group will dust off their dancing shoes and return by popular demand to represent the leading motor company, who are sponsoring the event for the third time.

“Battle of the Stars” has become an annual event where performers dance and lip sync in front of an audience of over 450 people. TV and radio personality Baz Ashmawy will MC and a celebrity judging panel will assess the entertainment value. Head judge on the night will be Dancing with the Stars judge Julian Benson and he will be joined by Breast Cancer Ireland Ambassador and broadcaster Elaine Crowley and fellow broadcaster, Lisa Cannon along with First Dates Ireland maître d’ Mateo Saina

On arrival, guests from the world of business, finance, arts, sports, media and fashion will be welcomed on the pink carpet for a champagne reception followed by a four-course gala dinner and entertainment.

“We are very proud to continue to support Breast Cancer Ireland and the vital work that they do,” said Gavin Hynes, CEO of the Joe Duffy Group.

“Their pioneering research and education and awareness programmes on the importance of breast health has and will continue to be a vital part of the nation’s battle to prevent and treat breast cancer.”

“All the Joe Duffy Group Team are fully behind our partnership, in this, our third as title sponsors, and we have three of our own team dancing and fundraising, so we are looking forward to another fantastic evening.”

All funds raised support Breast Cancer Ireland’s pioneering research and awareness programmes around Ireland.


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