The business community in Kildare are being urged to show their support for cancer patients by getting involved in Daffodil Day on March 23.
On Daffodil Day, businesses in Kildare can help raise funds by hosting a fundraising event at work or by volunteering to sell daffodils.
Broadcaster and successful business people Bobby Kerr and Norah Casey are urging businesses to get involved.
Bobby was diagnosed with mouth, head and neck cancer in 2015. The cancer was caught early and after chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment he got the all clear. He said, “Every year 40,000 people hear the dreaded words ‘you have cancer’. In 2015, one of those people was me. Thankfully years of cancer research had developed smart ways of treating the disease and this ultimately saved my life. I’m one of the lucky ones. On March 23rd companies in Kildare can get involved and help save more lives from cancer.”
Norah had a tumor removed from her breast several years ago and her husband Richard tragically died from aggressive kidney cancer.
The broadcaster and businesswoman said, “Richard dying just months after his diagnosis was devastating, and sadly many people in Ireland go through the grief of losing a loved one to cancer. This year approximately 9,000 people will die of cancer in Ireland. But progress is being made in the fight against cancer and Daffodil Day is the day where you and your colleagues can make a real difference to the lives of people affected by cancer. Get involved now at www.cancer.ie. Your support saves lives.”
To get involved register at www.cancer.ie/daffodildayatwork, or contact the Corporate Partnerships team on 01 231 6625 or firstname.lastname@example.org