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Munster Players Help Launch Daffodil Day

13th February 2019 By The Editor

Munster's James Cronin, Tadhg Beirne and JJ Hanrahan with Sheila Hyde, long-term volunteer on Daffodil Day, at the Cork Daffodil Day Launch. Photo: Gerard McCarthy

Munster's James Cronin, Tadhg Beirne and JJ Hanrahan with Sheila Hyde, long-term volunteer on Daffodil Day, at the Cork Daffodil Day Launch. Photo: Gerard McCarthy

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan, Tadhg Beirne and James Cronin helped the Cork City Daffodil Day Committee launch this year’s campaign at an event in City Hall last week.

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan, Tadhg Beirne and James Cronin helped the Cork City Daffodil Day Committee launch this year’s campaign at an event in City Hall last week.

Local volunteers are preparing to do their bit to help the charity raise €4million this Daffodil Day to meet ever-increasing demands for support.

Daffodil Day 2019 takes place on March 22 with the people of Cork urged to get involved by volunteering to help fundraise on www.cancer.ie and donating what they can on the day.

Munster Rugby players attended the launch as part of the province’s Nominated Charity partnership with the Irish Cancer Society for the 2018/19 season.

Averil Power, Chief Executive of the Irish Cancer Society, said: “Every three minutes someone receives a cancer diagnosis in Ireland. We are determined to be there for everyone who needs us. But with the number of people getting cancer at a record high, we can’t do that without public support.

“Last year our nurses, staff and volunteers reached thousands of patients in Cork affected by cancer, but we didn’t reach everyone in need. We don’t just want to provide an excellent service to some cancer patients. We want to provide it to ALL cancer patients. As 98% of our funding comes from the public, we simply can’t do that without more donations.

“This is why we are asking our great volunteers in Cork to join us again this year, and the public to support Daffodil Day. Together, we can care for more cancer patients. We can fund more research in Ireland. And we can help find better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.”

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