Celebrity Masterchef finalist and all-round media star Christine Hamilton served up a treat as special guest speaker at the Ulster Cancer Foundationâ€™s Think Pink! luncheon, sponsored by MediCare Pharmacy Group.
The luncheon is the charityâ€™s flagship event, held at the Europa Hotel Belfast, and helps raise awareness and funds to support local women with breast cancer. The Think Pink! campaign runs during October, breast cancer awareness month.
Christine, who reached the final three in the recent BBC2 show Celebrity Masterchef, said she was â€˜absolutely delightedâ€™ to speak at the popular luncheon.
â€œThe fear of breast cancer worries most women, but so much can be done nowadays both to prevent and treat this terrible disease. That message is so important for women everywhere.
â€œThe Ulster Cancer Foundation provides an excellent and vital service giving advice and support to those who need help. I was delighted to be invited to speak at this fantastic event and it was wonderful to meet women of all ages from across Northern Ireland for a fabulous few hours of fun and laughter.â€
Breast Cancer is now the most common form of cancer in women in Northern Ireland with over 1,000 women diagnosed with the disease each year but survival rates are steadily improving. Today, there are around 10,000 women with a diagnosis of breast cancer living in Northern Ireland.
Joyce Savage, Head of Appeals and Marketing, UCF said, â€œThis is a very special year for us as we celebrate our 40th anniversary and we are delighted that Christine has supported our Think Pink! campaign, which highlights the help available to women who have been diagnosed with the disease and their families or carers, throughout the month of October.
Our free and confidential breast cancer helpline number – 0800 783 3339 is available to anyone who is concerned or worried about the disease.
Click on www.ulstercancer.org for further details.