Statement from the Irish Cancer Society on the death of Laura Brennan
Chief Executive of the Irish Cancer Society, Averil Power said, “On behalf of everyone at the Irish Cancer Society, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Brennan family on the sad passing of their daughter and sister, Laura.
“In the past year Laura showed tremendous strength and bravery in talking about her cervical cancer. Her selfless honesty inspired us all. Through her steadfast determination she influenced parents to make an informed decision to give their daughters the HPV vaccine and protect them against an illness which was to take her life.
“Laura’s legacy is already clear. In many homes across the country, parents will have her to thank for saving their daughters’ lives.
“Through vaccination and the best possible screening programme for women, Ireland can potentially eliminate cervical cancer within a generation. In memory of Laura and her tireless work, we must work towards this goal with more determination than ever.”