The Access Foundation donates £50,000 to the Irish Cancer Society
The Access Foundation has approved a grant to donate £50,000 to the Irish Cancer Charity, to help supports its vital work to save lives and improve the lives of people affected by cancer in Ireland.
They work to ensure that cancer patients in Ireland have access to world-class treatment, care and support
The Irish Cancer Society is Ireland’s national cancer charity and includes a support network of patients, survivors, volunteers, supporters, health and social care professionals and researchers. Together, they work to ensure that cancer patients in Ireland have access to world-class treatment, care and support.
As part of the role to support those with, and affected by cancer, the charity holds a major annual conference for cancer patients and survivors: ‘Living Well With and Beyond Cancer'.
Historically an in-person conference, it was reimagined as an online event for 2020 & 2021 and reached a live audience of over 1200 participants. In 2022 the conference will evolve into a hybrid event and will host a range of speakers who share their experiences, stories and expert knowledge on living well after a cancer diagnosis through a mix of virtual presentations, interactive workshops and Q&A sessions. The topics covered are areas such as self-care, healthy eating, exercise as well as advances in cancer treatment.
The grant from The Access Foundation will provide a significant proportion of the funding required to hold this event and planned follow-on activities.
Rosemary Simmons, Head of Fundraising, Irish Cancer Society commented:
“We, at the Irish Cancer Society would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to the Access Foundation for this donation and for supporting cancer patients and their loved ones across Ireland. This generous gift helps us to further our mission to improve the lives of people affected by cancer in Ireland.
The Irish Cancer Society typically receives only 3% of its funding from the Government, therefore we rely on the generosity of our supporters to fund vital cancer services and supports, such as our Living Well With and Beyond Cancer Conference’. For many people that have experienced cancer, connecting with others that have faced similar challenges is an immeasurable source of inspiration and support and the conference provides that opportunity.
On behalf of everyone who will benefit from your support, thank you.”