Project #8318

Help Irish Cancer Soc. Services for 25,000 people

by Irish Cancer Society

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.

Thanks to all of those who chose to support the Irish Cancer Society in the last few months, becasue of your donation we have been able to provide vital services to everyone in Ireland that is living with cancer, or is concerned about cancer.

Ireland’s cancer rate is very high. It is estimated that one in three people will develop cancer during the course of our lifetime and 30,000 people alone will be diagnosed with cancer this year alone. These stark figures mean that the funds raised are essential if the Society is to continue the meet the demand for its range of free nationwide patient care services. 

The Irish Cancer Society’s core mission is to play an important role in achieving world-class cancer services in Ireland, to ensure fewer people get cancer and those that do, have better outcomes.

  • In 2011 our specialist cancer nurse supported over 22,000 callers to our National Cancer Helpline which was an increase up from 21,000 calls in 2010.
  • In 2011 our night nurses looked after 2,000 people with advanced cancer and their families in their own homes.
  • In 2011 we provided just over €1m worth of financial aid to people that have been diagnosed with cancer who are personally unable to meet a financial burden that arises out of a diagnosis or treatment of cancer across the country.
  • Finally the Irish Cancer Society is incredibly proud of it’s funding of cancer research across the country and has invested approximately €3.1 million last year in cancer research.

The funds we recieve from Global Giving go directly towrads providing these services for cancer patients and their families in ireland- so thank you for your support!



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Organization Information

Irish Cancer Society

Location: Dublin 4, Dublin - Ireland
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sarah Dalton
Dublin 4, Ireland

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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