Letterkenny native Ciara Doherty wowed the crowds to take home a top prize at the Battle of the Stars fundraiser last weekend.
The TV3 Ireland AM presenter was one of the proud Irish celebrities to perform in the glamorous and inspiring Breast Cancer Ireland contest on Saturday night.
Ciara and presenter Kamal Ibrahim were leaders of the winning lip-sync group, with the Donegal woman starring as Sandy in a fun-filled and energetic Grease routine.
Spin’s Georgie Crawford took the top prize in the dance competition with her partner Darragh Stokes for their technically brilliant and emotionally charged Cha Cha.
Hosted by 2FM star, Eoghan McDermott, the competition saw celebrities, breast cancer survivors and supporters battling it out to raise funds to support Breast Cancer Ireland’s ongoing research and awareness efforts. Battle of the Stars is proudly supported by Joe Duffy Group.
RTE’s Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh and Dancing with the Stars backstage reporter James Patrice opened proceedings with a sultry salsa in front of a packed house of almost 500 guests.
Holly Carpenter, BBC host and author Diana Bunici, FM104 Strawberry Alarm Clock’s Crossy, model Kerri Nicole Blanc and fashion presenter and blogger Rob Kenny danced and lip-synced their socks off along with survivors of breast cancer.
The event also included employees from event sponsors, Joe Duffy Group and associate sponsors Cornmarket Financial and supporters of the charity.
Head judge on the night was Dancing with the Stars Julian Benson who expertly commentated on the participants and their performances was supported by an on-form Gerald Kean who entertained the audience alongside BCI Ambassador and TV3 presenter Elaine Crowley and presenter Lisa Cannon.
Aisling Hurley, CEO of Breast Cancer Ireland commented “It was an amazing evening and I am so appreciative of the huge support of everyone who helped us, from our sponsors to our loyal supporters but most importantly I would like to thank our brave breast cancer survivors who inspire us to continue our work in funding pioneering research and in increasing awareness of good breast health.”
If you missed last night's Battle of the Stars event, but still want to support Breast Cancer Ireland?
— BreastCancerIreland (@BreastCancerIre) April 15, 2018