Boots - Proud sponsor of Daffodil Day 2019
We are delighted that Boots Ireland is this year's Daffodil Day sponsor for a second year!
The sponsorship of the Society’s flagship fundraising day comes following a seven year partnership between Boots Ireland and the Irish Cancer Society which has been instrumental in increasing awareness of cancer, promoting prevention and supporting people living with cancer all around Ireland.
Boots Ireland (Boots.ie) is a leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer and a part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. With 87 stores in the Republic of Ireland, Boots Ireland’s purpose is to help customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible.
Since the partnership began in 2012, Boots Ireland have trained 158 Boots Irish Cancer Society Information pharmacists and over 100 Boots Cancer Beauty Advisors to support and advise people dealing with cancer. The pharmacist is accessible to patients, families and carers, who are able to call into a Boots store and speak privately about a range of issues relating to cancer. Boots Ireland has also trained 130 Boots Cancer Beauty Advisors who help people living with cancer to both feel and look better. In addition, Boots Ireland stores regularly host Cancer Nurse information stands.
It is wonderful that Boots Ireland are building on their support for the Irish Cancer society’s services by becoming the official main sponsor of Daffodil Day 2018. Averil Power, CEO of the Irish Cancer Society said “The Irish Cancer Society and Boots Ireland have built a solid partnership over the last five years. By supporting our Night Nursing Service and providing cancer information in store, Boots Ireland is helping us improve the lives of people affected by cancer all over Ireland. We are delighted they have decided to extend their support for the Society this year by becoming official main sponsor of Daffodil Day on 23rd March.
“The Irish Cancer Society relies on donations and sponsorship to raise 98% of our income. Without Daffodil Day, we simply could not provide vital services such as our Night Nursing, freephone Cancer Nurseline or Volunteer Driver Service, or fund life-saving research. Boots Ireland’s sponsorship of our national fundraising day will help us make Daffodil Day a success and ensure we can help more people affected by cancer and their families. We won’t give up until cancer does.”
Bernadette Lavery, Managing Director, Boots Ireland said, ‘Daffodil Day is celebrated in local towns and communities across the country and we are delighted to evolve our partnership with the Irish Cancer Society by becoming the official lead sponsor of this year’s Daffodil Day. With 86 stores spread across the country, we are well placed in local communities to join forces in helping in the fight against cancer and ensuring that Daffodil Day 2018 is a successful one.”