Irish Cancer Society

The Mission of the Irish Cancer Society is to play a vital role in achieving world-class cancer services in Ireland, to ensure fewer people get cancer and those that do have better outcomes. Our goals are cancer prevention, early detection, and fighting cancer with three programme areas to achieve them; advocacy, cancer services and research.
Dec 9, 2014

Irish Cancer Society's vital services to families

Dear Supporter,

We at the Irish Cancer Society would like to say a hugeTHANK YOU for your generous support and donation to help us in our fight against Cancer.

The money you have donated, an AMAZING $18,684.79 to date, is helping us to provide much needed support to the thousands of families across Ireland who are living with and battling this terrible disease.

This year alone, over 30,000 people in Ireland will develop cancer. With the help of generous donations like yours we at the Irish Cancer Society aim to improve the lives of those living with cancer through our varied services;

Cancer Information Services

The Cancer Information Service includes the National Cancer Helpline (Freefone 1800 200 700), our Daffodil Centres all around Ireland, our Survivorship programme and our counselling services. Our National Cancer Helpline is staffed by specialist cancer nurses, provides comprehensive cancer support, advice and information to patients, carers, the general public as well as healthcare professionals.  During 2013 our nurses supported 17,469 cancer information enquiries.

Night Nursing Service

Night nurses care for cancer patients across the country in their own home during the last days of their life. During 2013 the Society’s Night Nurses provided a total of 7,770 nights of care operating every night of the year, including Christmas.

Patient Support service

Care to Drive is a free transport service, whereby trained volunteer drivers bring cancer patients to and from their hospital treatment so that travelling to and from the hospital is one less thing the patient needs to think about. In 2013, 6080 cancer patients accessed our Care to Drive Service.

Care to Drive operates from 14 hospitals across the country.

Thank you for joining us in our fight against cancer, with your support we won’t give up until cancer does!

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Sep 11, 2014

Update on our Vital services

Where your money goes
Where your money goes

Dear Supporter,

We at the Irish Cancer Society would like to say THANK YOU for your generous support and donation to help us in our fight against Cancer.

The money you have donated, an AMAZING $11843.29 to date, is helping us to provide much needed support to the thousands of families across Ireland who are living with and battling this terrible disease. This year alone, over 30,000 people in Ireland will develop cancer and approximately 8,400 people in Ireland will die from the disease.

With the help of generous donations like yours we at the Irish Cancer Society aim to improve the lives of those living with cancer through our varied services;

Cancer Information Services

The Cancer Information Service includes the National Cancer Helpline (Freefone 1800 200 700), cancer chat and social media. The service is free and confidential, staffed by specialist cancer nurses, providing advice and support to people concerned about cancer. During 2013 our nurses supported 17,469 enquiries. 30,057 people also interacted with our cancer information service through social media during 2013.

Night Nursing Service

Night nurses care for cancer patients across the country in their own home during the last days of their life. During 2013 the Society’s night nurses cared for 1,868 patients, providing 7,770 nights of care.

Patient Support service

Care to Drive is a free transport service, whereby trained volunteer drivers bring cancer patients to and from their hospital treatment so that travelling to and from the hospital is one less thing the patient needs to think about. Care to Drive operates from 14 hospitals across the country (St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Sligo General Hospital, St. James’s Hospital, Letterkenny Shopping Centre, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Mid-Western Regional Hospital Limerick, Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe, Tallaght Hospital, Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, Midlands Regional Hospital Tullamore, Waterford Regional Hospital, Cork University Hospital, The Mercy University Hospital Cork, Kerry General Hospital) with plans to expand the service to Galway University Hospital in 2014. In 2013 Care to Drive brought 687 patients on 12,160 journeys.

Currently, thanks to donations like yours, we have the ability to help on average 6,000 families, per week. Thank you for joining us in our fight against cancer, with your support We won’t give up until cancer does!

To see more of the services we provide and for further information on the work that we do please click on the link below. 

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Jun 12, 2014

Putting Your Donation To Work...

Dear Supporter,

We at the Irish Cancer Society would like to say THANK YOU for your generous support and donation to help us in our fight against Cancer.

The money you have donated, an AMAZING €3915 to date, is helping us to provide much needed support to the thousands of families across Ireland who are living with and battling this terrible disease. This year alone, over 30,000 people in Ireland will develop cancer and approximately 8,400 people in Ireland will die from the disease.

With the help of generous donations like yours we at the Irish Cancer Society aim to improve the lives of those living with cancer through our varied services;

Cancer Information Services

The Cancer Information Service includes the National Cancer Helpline (Freefone 1800 200 700), cancer chat and social media. The service is free and confidential, staffed by specialist cancer nurses, providing advice and support to people concerned about cancer. During 2013 our nurses supported 17,469 enquiries. 30,057 people also interacted with our cancer information service through social media during 2013.

Night Nursing Service

Night nurses care for cancer patients across the country in their own home during the last days of their life. During 2013 the Society’s night nurses cared for 1,868 patients, providing 7,770 nights of care.

Patient Support service

Care to Drive is a free transport service, whereby trained volunteer drivers bring cancer patients to and from their hospital treatment so that travelling to and from the hospital is one less thing the patient needs to think about. Care to Drive operates from 14 hospitals across the country (St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Sligo General Hospital, St. James’s Hospital, Letterkenny Shopping Centre, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Mid-Western Regional Hospital Limerick, Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe, Tallaght Hospital, Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, Midlands Regional Hospital Tullamore, Waterford Regional Hospital, Cork University Hospital, The Mercy University Hospital Cork, Kerry General Hospital) with plans to expand the service to Galway University Hospital in 2014. In 2013 Care to Drive brought 687 patients on 12,160 journeys.

Currently, thanks to donations like yours, we have the ability to help on average 6,000 families, per week. Thank you for joining us in our fight against cancer, with your support We won’t give up until cancer does!

To see more of the services we provide and for further information on the work that we do please click on the link below

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