Comfort For Chemo Kerry Launches Online Fundraising Platform

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The Comfort for Chemo voluntary board. Back row; Paul Mc Carthy, Therese Carroll, Mairead Kelliher, Mikey Sheehy, Brid O’Connor. Front row; Cora Walsh, Mary Fitzgerald, Amanda Coulson.

COMFORT for Chemo Kerry has launched new online fundraising platform to continue fundraising in the time of Covid-19.

Comfort for Chemo is fundraising to build a centre of excellence for the patients of Kerry, who need chemotherapy and oncological treatments.

This stand-alone building will ensure the best care available is delivered in an environment that is welcoming, reassuring, comfortable and dignified. The fundraising goal is €5 million to build and equip a start of the art, purpose-built chemotherapy unit for the people of Kerry.

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Board member Mary Fitzgerald explained; “with the arrival of Covid-19 there is a greater understanding amongst people of how vulnerable cancer patients are during their treatment and how important it is to provide their treatment in an environment with the least exposure to the general public.”

Ms Fitzgerald continued; “in addition, we fully recognise that patients going through treatment need the support of family and friends around them and even before the onset of Covid-19, the limited space in University Hospital Kerry chemotherapy day-ward means that it was not always possible for others to be in the treatment area when their loved ones were receiving chemotherapy”.

This week, on the 10th of February, the Comfort for Chemo board members, members of the Oncology Medical and Consultancy team in UHK, patients and guests will join a virtual launch for the new online fundraising platform and website

Comfort for Chemo is asking everyone to get involved in their Valentines campaign this week, whereby you can send a virtual greeting to a loved one, a lift we all need in this time of lockdown.

The new site covers fundraising ideas, corporate giving and in-memory funds, and all donations will go towards ensuring the care for Kerry’s cancer patients. To join the launch on the 10th of February, visit the Comfort for Chemo Facebook page for full details.

One Comment

  1. Sarah Jane Heffernan says:

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    I have no use for these wigs but they gave her great comfort when she needed them,
    I live in Tralee and can deliver them to wherever they are needed