Tuesday 30thApril, 2019: Today FM alongside thousands of listeners around the country are dancing today to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. This month Today FM has been asking people to ‘Be A Dancer for Cancer’ to raise much needed funds for research and care given to cancer patients in Ireland.
Along with the hundreds of events that are taking part around the country Today FM hosted their own National Day of Dancing event in The National Stadium with listeners and special guests including Mairead Ronan, Brian Kennedy, Síle Seoige and more. The event, which was hosted by Today FM’s Dermot & Dave saw performances from Ireland’s Got Talent Finalist, Fly Youth along with dancing from Michael Flatley (AKA Mario Rosenstock of Gift Grub fame) followed by live music from Irish band of the moment, Wild Youth who just finished touring with The Script.
Today FM presenters, Ian Dempsey, Muireann O’Connell, Matt Cooper and Fergal D’Arcy were all there to dance together as well as speak to guests and listeners who have been directly affected by cancer.
With the aim of raising €60,000 today the station is urging people around the country to log onto cancer.ie/dance to make a donation and continue to donate towards dance events happening around the country.
Speaking of Today’s event Róisín Reilly, Head of Marketing for Today FM said: “We know from The Irish Cancer Society that every 3 minutes in Ireland, someone receives a cancer diagnosis. That’s a shocking statistic. The stories we’ve heard on Today FM during this campaign have been the driving force behind its success. The number of fundraising dance events happening across the country today is 210 and that continues to climb as the day goes on. The message is simple: Dance & Donate. The National Day of Dancing should become a weekly event; it’s such a feel good thing to do”
Over 200 dance events, organised by Today FM listeners, took place across the country todayincluding in schools, offices, factories, hotels and football clubs. Many of those organising events have shared their own personal experience of cancer, over the past month on Today FM.
Heuston Station will be asking those passing through the station to Dance their way to and from their commute at 3.30PM today.
To see the full event in the National Stadium this morning you can watch Today FM’s Facebook Live HERE