‘AM Fights Cancer Week’ was held two weeks ago to raise funds for The Marie Keating Foundation.
The TV3 Ireland AM team, which includes Donegal woman Ciara Doherty, have gone above and beyond their target for the ‘AM Fights Cancer Week’ fundraiser.
Their target of €20,000 was well achieved and surpassed with Ireland AM viewers generously donating €39,000 to the cause across the week. The vital funds will support over 25 families directly affected by cancer who are struggling financially because of a cancer diagnosis.
The Marie Keating Foundation has become one of the leading Irish cancer charities reaching thousands of men and women throughout the country each year.
The Comfort Fund has seen a massive 338% increase in requests and last year alone, The Marie Keating Foundation gave out grants to more than 530 families around the country.
Speaking about the success of AM Fights Cancer Week, Ireland AM’s Alan Hughes said;
“Our aim throughout our “AM FIGHTS CANCER” week was to raise €20,000 as well as creating awareness to our viewers. The response we received was incredible and this is shown in the final amount raised which was just over €39,000.
“Having lost a brother and sister to cancer, I only know too well how a death affects a family and with the resources the Marie Keating Foundation provide, it’s great to see how many families have availed of their services. Thanks again to everyone who donated to such a great cause.”