New Charity Launches Campaign For ‘Cancer Centre Of Excellence’ At UHK

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Cllr Mikey Sheehy.

A KERRY-BASED cancer charity is launching a major campaign to develop a ‘Cancer Centre of Excellence’ at University Hospital Kerry.

‘Comfort for Chemo Kerry’ is planning a gala launch in September. Councillor Mikey Sheehy, a member of the ‘Comfort for Chemo Kerry’ charity committee, said; “After initial discussions with UHK management, ‘Comfort for Chemo Kerry’ are delighted that cancer and chemotherapy services in Kerry could potentially be expanded. The main target of the charity is to develop a Centre of Excellence that would provide care for the cancer patients of Kerry and their families. It is hoped this will take the form of a separate purpose-built unit on the grounds of UHK”.

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Mary Fitzgerald, Chairperson of newly formed charity, added that “the primary goal of our charity is to provide comfort to those in need of chemotherapy services in Kerry and we are delighted, that after early stage discussions with local management at UHK, this target is now firmly in place with both our committee and management at UHK on board.”

The charity has a number of patrons lending their help along with a hard working committee. Patrons so far include Radio Kerry presenter Elaine Kinsella, gaelic football legend Maurice Fitzgerald, Munster and Irish Rugby legend Mick Galwey and Listowel writer Billy Keane.

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