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Cancer Appeal

Cancer Appeal

There are over 40,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed in Ireland each year. St. James’s Hospital is the largest cancer centre in the country with over 4,000 new cases each year.

Behind each of these numbers is a patient living with cancer.


We are asking for your help as we fundraise to support these patients and the work of our staff at St James’s Hospital. Your donations are vital and help us to purchase equipment, create and furnish family rooms, support research and provide comfort & care to our patients.


Will you make a donation today?


Thank you to all our grateful patients, their families and friends who have supported our Cancer Appeal.


If you would like to fundraise to raise vital funds for this appeal, contact jamie@supportstjames.ie / call 083 477 7370

Thank you to these patients who have kindly shared their story with us…

On the 5th February 2020 I was told I had a Cancerous Tumour in my right lung, it was horrendous, very harrowing and a frightening shock as our two beautiful girls are only 3yrs & 6yrs old. Thankfully I was told I would have a positive outcome which I am now recovered from. On 19th March 2020 I had major surgery. Mr Ronan Ryan, surgeon at St James’s Hospital Dublin operated & removed 2 lobes of my right lung and I am now “Cancer Free”.
For my birthday this year, I didn’t need or want presents, I have all I need – full health, family & friends. I asked instead that people donate to my fundraising page as I took part in the Virtual Mini Marathon to raise funds for St James’s Hospital to give something back.
I’m now asking that people please consider donating to St James’s Hospital Cancer Appeal or perhaps, like me you can fundraise and ask your family and friends for their support.
Thank you
Therese O’Flynn
“As a breast cancer survivor of over 15 years, I wanted to express my sincere gratitude to Mr Terry Boyle, Consultant Breast Surgeon, Mr David O’Donovan, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Professor John Kennedy, Oncology Consultant, Jean Marc Monseux, Lymphodema physiotherapist for their wonderful expertise, skill, compassion and understanding during my time as a patient/out-patient (I know, if I have any concerns/ issues I can still call on any one of My Core Team💯👍😀).
I also wanted to express my thanks to the Radiologists, the Breast Care Team and of course the wonderful nurses and staff in St James’s Hospital Dublin for the wonderful care and attention I have received since my breast cancer diagnosis in March 2005 and the continued care and attention I receive to date.
This is a photo of myself (on the left) and my twin presenting a cheque to Professor John Kennedy after we decided to use the occasion of our 40th birthday party in 2011 to fundraise for St. James’s. Without the wonderful consultants, nurses and staff in St. James’s together with my loving and supportive family, relations and friends, I might not have made it to my 40th!!!!!!
And this is a photo of myself and my twin looking forward to celebrating our 50th birthday in 2021.
St James’s, its consultants, doctors, nurses and all its staff are so deserving of your donations…they do incredible work
So, if you have a few bob to spare👍💯… and remember October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.. BE BREAST AWARE”
Celene Myles
“Hi my name is Denis McDonnell and I am from Co. Limerick and this is my cancer story. I was first diagnosed with laryngeal cancer in May of 2017, at the age of 52. I had cancer of the vocal cords. I received 5 weeks of Radiation Therapy. In June of 2018 my E.N.T specialist noticed an abnormal area away from the treatment site and I was put under a general anaesthetic for another biopsy. I was then told that I would have to have a total Laryngectomy with lymph nodes removed as a precaution.
So, my journey started when I was sent up to St James’s Hospital Dublin for my major surgery on the 26th of July 2018. I had the best team behind me by having Dr Paul Lennon as my surgeon. I spent over 3 months in the St John’s ward not being able to eat, drink or speak due to complications due to my slow healing after Radiation. So eventually things started to improve and the best moment I remember was getting my voice prosthesis put in, it was only a tiny little contraption, and because of this amazing technology I regained my speech, that was a very proud moment for me and my family. I am truly blessed by all the care, help and dedication showed to me by the doctors and nurses in St James’s getting me through a very tough time in my life. A life I am so grateful for. Now 2 years on I am doing brilliantly, and am delighted to call myself a cancer survivor.
Please support the Cancer Appeal at St James’s Hospital and let us beat cancer together”
-Denis McDonnell