The Irish Cancer Society is calling on the Athlone and County Westmeath public to support cancer patients by getting involved with the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day on Friday March 24.
On top of funding life-changing cancer research, the Irish Cancer Society provides vital services and supports to patients and their families across Westmeath each year, including 395 free counselling sessions, 178 nights of in-home Night Nursing for cancer patients in their final days, and 390 free lifts to get patients safely to and from their hospital chemotherapy appointments in 2022.
The Irish Cancer Society is calling on the public to take part in any way they can to show solidarity and support for anyone affected by cancer, and says that this year’s Daffodil Day is their most important yet.
“Every three minutes, someone in Ireland, hears the words ‘you have cancer’. Cancer takes from us every day. It takes big days, little days, and everything in-between. It replaces them with treatment days and recovery days. But together, we have the power to take these days back from cancer. The Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day is a day to give hope and raise vital funds so that one day, cancer can take no more.
“Daffodil Day is our most important fundraising event of the year with donations funding crucial supports including our Support Line, free counselling, our Night Nurses service, and financial support for families of children affected by cancer. The public’s generosity on Daffodil Day allows us to support life-changing cancer research
“At the Irish Cancer Society we want to support every single person in Ireland affected by cancer. But we cannot do this without your help. We typically receive 3% of our funding from the State. It’s only because of the generous support of the Irish public we are able to provide our free services and fund life-changing cancer research projects. We ask everyone to please get out there and help us turn Ireland daffodil yellow once again on March 24,” Irish Cancer Society CEO Averil Power, stated.
Daffodil Day Athlone Coffee Morning
A Daffodil Day coffee morning to be hosted by Liz Gilhooley and Deputy Robert Troy will take place in the local Fianna Fáil Deputy’s constituency office on Gleeson Street on Friday, March 24, from 10.30am. All proceeds raised during this fundraising occasion will be afforded to the Irish Cancer Society.