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.
Aug 20, 2013

August Update - Cancer Research

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. In 2013 we have launched our strategy; Towards a Future without Cancer and are working hard concentrating on the four strategic goals outlined in this strategy;

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

We are getting ready for our next major awareness month here at the Irish Cancer Society; October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We will be launching our Get the Girls fundraising campaign and rolling out awareness across Ireland. Funds raised this October will raise much needed funds for our many free services and cancer research.

Focusing on one of our strategic goals; Lead Excellent Collaborative Research; here is some additional information about the role the Irish Cancer Society plays in cancer research in Ireland;

Since 1963, the Irish Cancer Society has invested more than €30 million in cancer research. We have funded over 200 research projects throughout Ireland, leading to significant improvements in our understanding of how the disease develops and to better treatments and outcomes.

We have many exciting plans in the area of cancer research some of which are outlined in our new strategy. We have ambitious targets which include; the instigation of research to define and evaluate the factors that affect survivorship in cancer, the identification of research to define and evaluate the factors that affect survivorship in cancer; and the establishment of up to five collaborative research centres by 2017, leading to a greater understanding of cancer patterns in Ireland and the development of strategies which can be tested clinically.

Research is important in informing the work of the Society. We want to find out more about the quality of life and lived experience of cancer survivors in Ireland, so that their lives can be made easier, healthier and more secure.

95% of the Irish Cancer Society's income comes from public donations and fundraising. With 90,000 people living with cancer in Ireland and with statistics indicating that 1 in 3 people will be affected by cancer in their lifetime our services are vital.

The funds we receive from Global Giving go directly towards providing these services for cancer patients and their families in Ireland- so THANK YOU for your support; you are making a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.

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.

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