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03rd Apr 2018

Breast Cancer Ireland announce new research award in memory of Emma Hannigan

Olivia Hayes

Emma Hannigan passed away last month.

Breast Cancer Ireland has announced that a new research fellowship will be introduced in the memory of Irish author Emma Hannigan.

The much-loved author passed away after an intense battle with breast cancer last month. She was an ambassador for the charity and helped raise vital funds for research.

In the months leading up to her death, her TEXT CURE campaign raised over €126,000.

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The Emma Hannigan Breast Cancer Research Fellowship will award researchers for work in the field which takes place at the Breast Cancer Research Centre in the Royal College of Surgeons.

It has been announced that the inaugural award will be given to Dr Damier Varislija.

CEO Aisling Hurley said of the fellowship: “The naming of this fellowship in Emma’s honour recognises her valuable contribution to our research efforts and it ensures her memory lives on in transforming the landscape of breast cancer in Ireland into the future.”

The Wicklow mum-of-two had cancer 10 times throughout her life and we’re delighted her memory will carry on through this fellowship.