The Irish Cancer Society helps more than 25,000 people each year who are affected by cancer. Our services range from counselling & support, cancer information & awareness, nursing services, research and health promotion. Daffodil Day funds the Irish Cancer Society's Night Nursing & Cancer Information Services programmes. The Irish Cancer Society looked after more than 2,000 patients last year with over 7,000 nights of care. Our Cancer Information Services had more than 20,000 calls in 2010.
The challenge we face -Cancer will affect one in three people in Ireland during their lifetime.
- The latest data from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland indicates that there were 29,775 cases of cancer diagnosed in 2007, with the Central Statistics Office recording 8,317 deaths from the disease.
- Cancer is the second most common cause of death in Ireland, responsible for 25 percent of all deaths each year.
- Furthermore, new cancer cases are expected to reach over 40,000 by 2020
The Irish Cancer Society runs nationwide cancer awareness, prevention and early detection campaigns to help people learn how to reduce their risk of developing cancer; provides information and support to people with cancer and their families and friends; provides nursing care for people with cancer at the end stage of their cancer journey in their own homes; funds pre-clinical & clinical research in hospitals and universities across Ireland; and advocates for the National Cancer Control Strategy
The long term impact of the project is to better educate the public on cancer and on the ways to prevent it. We want to teach the community about the early signs and symptoms of cancer, and to help them in preventing cancer by taking protection and leading a healthy lifestyle. The project will also have a positive effect on community members and their families who are affected by cancer through our patient care, nursing services and counselling/support programmes.
We really need you, our wonderful volunteers, to make a great push this year. Effective cancer care for patients and families has to continue during these difficult economic times. - John McCormack, CEO, Irish Cancer Society
Total Funding Received to Date: $58,889
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $41,109
Total Funding Goal: $99,999
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).