To speak to a specialist cancer nurse,
freefone the National Cancer Helpline
1800 200 700
Mon—Thurs 9am—7pm Fri 9am—5pm
The more people we have running marathons in our name, the more services and support we can provide to people affected by cancer. Here’s what we do with the funds you've raised.
We provide financial aid for people who are fighting cancer, so that paying bills is the least of their worries as they go through their treatment. We are receiving an increased number of calls from families experiencing financial difficulties as a result of having cancer. In 2010, we were provided €896,376 in financial aid to patients and families.
Our health promotion programmes help to prevent cancer, promote early detection and save lives by making the public aware of the lifestyle changes that reduce the risk of cancer. We've developed a number of public awareness campaigns, lung cancer and bowl cancer awareness, that help people lead a healthy lifestyle.
We fund cancer research - so that the best and brightest minds in the country have their ground-breaking projects funded. Our research scholars and fellows are based at hospitals and universities in Galway, Cork and Dublin. Their research projects range from identifying ways of detecting colon cancer earlier and developing treatments that improve cancer patients' response to chemotherapy.
We provide night nursing for people with cancer who are seriously ill at home. This service allows family members to rest, safe in the knowledge their loved one is in the best possible hands at such a difficult time. It is the only free out of hours nursing service available to cancer patients in Ireland. In 2010, our night nurses supported more than 2,000 patients and their families who were coping with advanced stages of cancer. Unfortunately the main challenge ahead for night nursing relates to meeting the ever growing demand for this service.
Our marathon fundraisers have gone to Herculean lengths to support us, and their efforts make a real difference. Register to run a marathon for us.