‘100 Men Who Give A Damn’, is a bit like Dragon’s Den for charities except someone always goes home with the money. Once a quarter, 100 men get together three pre-selected local charities deliver 5-minute pitches detailing why their organisations need funds for specific projects. Members then cast a secret ballot to decide the winning pitch. The winning charity receives a cheque for €100 from every person in the audience. To date the group has raised over €45,000 for local Galway charities.
The most recent recipients are Breast Cancer Research, formally the National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) a national charity based in Galway who fundraise to support teams of researchers based at the Lambe Institute NUI Galway lead by Professor Michael Kerin. 100 Men Who Give A Damn gave the generous donation of seven thousand euro to the charity as they found that there are many organisations nationwide fundraising for breast cancer awareness, but Breast Cancer Research role is important, as their funded research can help find the causes and factors that influence breast cancer and therefore help to develop effective screening, treatments and medication to combat it.
The next meeting of ‘100 Men Who Give A Damn’ is to take place on Thursday, November 23rd from 6pm at the Mick Lally Theatre. New members welcome. Sign up here, www.100men.ie/join-us or just turn up on the night.