Fancy a Dip in the Nip in aid of ARC Cancer Support Centres?
Dare to bare? Then why not join in the ARC Dip in the Nip which is taking place in a secret Dublin location on Sunday 12th June! In aid of ARC Cancer Support Centres, based on the Northside and Southside of Dublin, this is the third year of the event which is open to women and men over the age of 18 years.
Speaking at the launch of the event, Mairead Mangan, Head of Fundraising, ARC Cancer Support Centres, said:
"Initially developed as a novel way to raise funds, the ARC Dip in the Nip has become so much more. In an age of perfectionism and photo-shopping, the ARC Dip in the Nip helps us see that there is so much more to life than how we look. It’s about recognising that every single body is beautiful—regardless of size, shape or form. The lumps and the bumps are all revealed, yet each participant has a new level of self-confidence and an experience that is never forgotten.
"The ARC Dip in the Nip reconnects Dippers with their bodies—it’s as though they fall in love with their bodies all over again. It gives people something joyous, life-affirming, personal and unique. It is a real equaliser and truly puts everything into perspective.
"Most Dippers have never skinny-dipped before, or so they tell us! They do it for a variety of reasons—helping ARC, a charity close to their heart, doing something that offers a challenge and pushes their own boundaries, or simply ticking something off their bucket list."
ARC Cancer Support Centres provide a range of professional support, counselling and complementary therapy services to men and women affected by cancer in a non-hospital environment. Whether someone has recently been diagnosed with cancer, is in recovery, or is a family member or friend of someone with cancer, ARC offers a warm and caring environment to nurture the individual, relieve their stress and anxiety, and encourage healing.
ARC has two Drop-in Centres—one in Dublin 7 opposite the Mater Hospital and close to Beaumont Hospital, and the other in Dublin 8, close to St James Hospital, and within easy reach of Tallaght Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital. Last year over 13,500 people availed of ARC's services from all over Ireland. All ARC services are provided free of charge.
Please help spread the word by encouraging family, friends and work colleagues to sign up to the ARC Dip in the Nip. Further details about the event can be obtained from the fundraising team on 01 830 7333.