Breast cancer patient Edel Curran from Letterkenny is calling on her local community to ‘go all in against cancer’ for the Irish Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day, which takes place on Friday, 22 March.

In 2021, 41-year-old nurse Edel from Letterkenny felt a lump in her breast. After numerous tests, scans and appointments, she was diagnosed with Oestrogen Receptive and HER2+ breast cancer.

Reflecting on her cancer experience, Edel said: “I am so glad that I trusted my own instincts and pushed to get answers for myself. If something doesn’t feel right in your body, or you have any doubts at all, get examined by a GP or Consultant. It’s so important.”

Edel says her chemotherapy treatment hasn’t been an easy road.

“Once I am through that I will be booked in for surgery and radiation.”

“I would encourage everyone to please get out there on Daffodil Day, March 22nd, and show your support for those affected by cancer in your local community.”

The Irish Cancer Society is there to ensure that every person affected by cancer has a place to turn to, the support they need and the hope that there will come a day when no one in Ireland dies from cancer.

Thanks to the amazing generosity of the Irish public the Irish Cancer Society invests in ground-breaking cancer research and delivers crucial free support services for people affected by cancer, throughout Donegal.

In 2023, your generous support provided:

  • Over 650 free lifts to bring Donegal based cancer patients to their treatment;
  • Over 140 free counselling sessions to people living in Donegal; and
  • Almost 220 nights of free Night Nursing care to allow cancer patients in Donegal to die at home surrounded by loved ones.

Irish Cancer Society CEO Averil Power said: “Unfortunately, 1 in 2 of us will get cancer at some point in our lives. There isn’t a family in Ireland that hasn’t been touched by the disease. When Daffodil Day first began in 1986, just 3/10 Irish people survived a cancer diagnosis. Today, thanks to investment in innovative cancer research, that has doubled to 6/10 people in Ireland surviving cancer. And we at the Irish Cancer Society won’t stop until 10/10 people survive a cancer diagnosis. But we cannot do that without your support on Daffodil Day.

“The more we raise on Daffodil Day, the more we can do, and the more lifesaving research we can fund. We only receive 5% of our income from the government, so we’re urging everyone in Donegal to Go All In this Daffodil Day 22nd March to help us achieve a future where nobody dies from cancer in Ireland, and everyone affected by the disease has the support they need when they need it most.”

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