Appeals and Events
Inaugural Gala Dinner in aid of Lung Cancer
Our (Sold Out) inaugural Gala Dinner was held in Christ Church Cathedral Dublin on 10th November and what a night it was. Almost 300 people attended the event hosted by Marty Whelan and guests were treated to a spine tingling performance by ANÚNA. All proceeds going to our Target Lung Cancer Appeal in St James’s Hospital and we were blown away by the generosity and enthusiasm shown by our guests on the night.
Heart Appeal in association with Skechers
We are raising €80,000 for the Cardiology Department at St. James’s Hospital to support their minimally invasive heart surgery programme. With your generous help, we aim to fund specialist equipment that will help to make heart procedures simpler, safer and swifter for patients.
Launch of Med Day
We were delighted to be at the recent launch of this year’s Trinity Med Day. Med Day is a fundraising organisation run by medical students at Trinity College Dublin. 600 medical students will take to the streets of Dublin on Friday 2nd November 2018, to raise much-needed funds for essential hospital services.
Liberties Fun Run raises €43,955
We were delighted to present Dr Noreen Gleeson with a cheque for €43,955 from the proceeds of the 2018 Liberties Fun Run. We are so grateful to all our participants for supporting us and raising vital funds for GynaeCancerCare here at St James’s Hospital. We had 1,500 people sign up for the event and this is the 1st year that we have sold out.
Target Lung Cancer Appeal
Lung cancer is the greatest cause of cancer deaths in Ireland. The rate of increase in lung cancer is now greater in women than men, in Ireland. Target Lung Cancer (TLC) appeal is seeking donations for lung cancer patient support, diagnostics and research at St. James’s Hospital. Neven Maguire is our fantastic Ambassador for TLC.
Patient Story -Vivian Golding
“I had been told there was no hope, and now here was a woman telling me, that she was prepared to surgically remove the cancer. I couldn’t believe it”. Vivian kindly shares her story with us and tells us why she is fundraising for GynaeCancerCare at St James’s Hospital.
€7830 raised for the National Burns Unit
Many thanks to the McDonald Family from Rathcor, Riverstown Cooley, who hosted a fundraiser for the National Burns Unit in St. James Hospital, raising a total of €7,830 for the unit. Many thanks to all those who took part and supported the McDonald Family.
Brave -Challenging Family Breast Cancer
The BRAVE Appeal is working to support the BRAVE individuals and families who are at high risk of developing breast cancer, and to fund further research in partnership with Trinity College, Dublin. 1 in 20 women are likely to have a faulty gene, putting them at higher risk of cancer.
2018 Golf Classic
Thanks to everyone who joined us for our Golf Classic on Thursday 13th September in Luttrellstown Castle, Castleknock. Our annual golf classic has become one of our most important fundraising events. The winning team was captained by Lorcan Birthistle, CEO of St James’s Hospital, followed closely by the team of Cruinn Diagnostics in second place and Jones Engineering in third.