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.
May 24, 2013

May 2013 Project Update

Daffodil Day 2013
Daffodil Day 2013

Thank you for choosing to support the Irish Cancer Society.

At the Irish Cancer Society our vision and our ambition is nothing less than a future without cancer. The Irish Cancer Society was established in 1963 and this year our 26th Daffodil Day took place on March 22nd.

Unfortunately Daffodil Day 2013 was severely affected by the bad weather conditions we experienced across Ireland. Although Daffodil Day was badly affected we were heartened by the support we received from volunteers who braved the weather to sell our Daffodil pins to the public; it was a wet and windy Daffodil Day but our streets were still filled with smiling volunteers. Our Ordinary Heroes, took to the streets despite the elements and raised vital funds enabling us to continue to offer our free cancer services some of which are outlined below.

The Irish Cancer Society helps people affected by cancer to ensure no one has to face cancer alone. All our services are FREE to patients and their families. There are more than 90,000 people living with cancer in Ireland and 1 in 3 people will be affected by cancer in their lifetime so funding to provide our vital services is more needed than ever and will allow us to achieve our mission; to eliminate cancer.

We have had many notable achievements in 2012;

  • We now have 7 Daffodil Centres around Ireland which have received over 11,000 visitors in 2012.
  • In 2012, we received over 22,000 calls to the National Cancer Helpline ( Freefone 1800 200 700)
  • We have 220 nurses working for the Irish Cancer Society with 23 nurses working in home all around the country on any given night.
  • In 2012 1,756 financial aid grants have been provided to cancer patients who are struggling financially.

95% of the Irish Cancer Society's income comes from public donations and fundraising. The funds we receive through Global Giving are essential to ensuring that we can continue to provide our services free of charge to those who need most, and ensure that no one has to face cancer alone.

From all the staff at the Irish Cancer Society and everyone who uses our services – THANK YOU for your support! Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy 2013.

Mar 12, 2013

Spring Update.

Thank you for choosing to support the Irish Cancer Society. At the Irish Cancer Society our vision and our ambition is nothing less than a future without cancer. The Irish Cancer Society was established in 1963 and this year we celebrate our 50th birthday. During this time we have grown our work and our leadership. In the past 50 years Ireland has seen huge strides and made significant breakthroughs in the battle against cancer.

The Irish Cancer Society will concentrate on four strategic goals over the lifetime of our new strategy from 2013-2017;

  1. Reduce the Risk of Cancer
  2. Improve Lives
  3. Lead Excellent Collaborative Research
  4. Inform and Influence Public Policy

Our Vision: A Future Without Cancer. Our Mission: To Eliminate Cancer.

The Irish Cancer Society helps people affected by cancer to ensure no one has to face cancer alone. All our services are FREE to patients and their families.There are more than 90,000 people living with cancer in Ireland and 1 in 3 people will be affected by cancer in their lifetime so funding to provide our vital services is more needed than ever and will allow us to achieve our mission; to eliminate cancer.

We have had many notable achievements in 2012;

  • We now have 7 Daffodil Centres around Ireland which have received over 11,000 visitors in 2012.
  • In 2012, we received over 22,000 calls to the National Cancer Helpline ( Freefone 1800 200 700).
  • We have 220 nurses working for the Irish Cancer Society with 23 nurses working in home all around the country on any given night.
  • In 2012 1,756 financial aid grants have been provided to cancer patients who are struggling financially.

95% of the Irish Cancer Society's income comes from public donations and fundraising. The funds we receive through Global Giving are essential to ensuring that we can continue to provide our services free of charge to those who need most, and ensure that no one has to face cancer alone. From all the staff at the Irish Cancer Society and everyone who uses our services – THANK YOU for your support!

 Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy 2013.

Dec 19, 2012

Christmas Update

Thank you for choosing to support the Irish Cancer Society. The Irish Cancer Society helps people affteced by cancer to ensure noone has to face cancer alone. There are more than 90,000 people living with cancer in Ireland so funding to provide our vital services is more needed than ever.

The Irish Cancer Society has a goal of achieving world class cancer care in Ireland; ensuring that fewer people get cancer and ensuring that those that do get cancer have better outcomes. We provide a range of services to people affected by cancer while also preventing incidence of the disease through health promotion and raising awareness.

  • All our services are FREE to patients and their families.
  • In 2012, we received over 22,000 calls to the National Cancer Helpline ( Freefone 1800 200 700)
  • We have 220 nurses working for the Irish Cancer Society with 23 burses working in home all around the country on any given night.
  • in 2012 1,756 financial aid grants have been provided to cancer patients who are struggling financially.

95% of the Irish Cancer Society's income comes from public donations and fundraising. The funds we receive through Global Giving are essential to ensuring that we can continue to provide our services free of charge to those who need them. With statistics indictaing that 1 in 3 people will be affected by cancer in their lifetime the Irish Cancer Society's programmes and supports are vital.

Thank you again for all your support. Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas and continued good health throughout 2013.

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