Appeals and Events
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.
Inaugural Gala Dinner in aid of Lung Cancer
On Saturday, November 10th the Foundation will host its inaugural Gala dinner in Christchurch Cathedral in aid of Lung Cancer. Over 300 guests are expected to attend on the night which will be a Black Tie evening together with a very special live performance by Anuna, Ireland`s leading acappella vocal ensemble.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Donation for Cardiac Care Unit
We were delighted to be joined by Orla, Megan and Anne Gormley who presented us with a cheque for €6,637 to refurbish a family room in the Cardiac Care Unit here at St James’s Hospital. The Gormley’s raised the money when the took part in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon in June.