Hundreds attend North West Breast Cancer Charity Ball in Letterkenny

One of the big social nights on the calendar

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Hundreds attend North West Breast Cancer Charity Ball

Staff from Mac's in Letterkenny

Hundreds of people turned up at one of the highlights of the social calendar in the north west on Friday night.

The 2016 North West Breast Cancer Charity Ball raised funds for the breast cancer unit at Letterkenny University Hospital.

Noel Cunningham hosted the event at the Silver Tassie Hotel in Letterkenny.

Special guest at the glamorous event was Dr Risal Djohan, a plastic surgeon at Cleveland Clinic in the US.

Dr Djohan was one of the surgical team that carried out an almost complete face transplant of at the Cleveland Clinic in 2013.

Addressed seminar

Dr Djohan addressed a seminar at Letterkenny University Hospital on Friday. Also attending the event was the hospital's breast surgeon, Dr Michael Sugrue and staff from the unit at the hospital.

All monies raised from the event are used to fund exciting research at Breast Centre North West and to support important aspects of community care including an outreach programme for those recovering from breast cancer.

See Monday's Donegal People's Press/Donegal Democrat for pictorial coverage.