Family helping to fight Neuroendocrine Tumours
A London Kerry woman is organising an event at the Claddagh Ring this month to raise money for a cancer charity that specialises in helping those with hard to detect tumours.
Noreen O’Sullivan and her children Fiona and Shane, are donating funds from the 23 April event to the Quiet Cancer Appeal after receiving treatment recently.
The Quiet Cancer Appeal deals exclusively with raising funds to develop research into Neuroendocrine Tumours (otherwise known as NETs).
These are an unusual form of cancer, which can be very hard to detect or diagnose – hence the term ‘quiet cancer.’ Despite this , NET are now one of the top five more common cancers in the UK and twice as common as pancreatic cancer, affecting men and women of all ages.
“Cancer, in all of its forms, is something that affects all families. We can all empathise with the struggle that it presents; equally, many of us can empathise with the amazing support that continues to be on hand from hospitals and health professionals,” say the family.
“In addition to the care and support that those diagnosed with cancer and their families receive, there is also a great deal of work that happens behind the scenes in terms of driving research, with the aim of beating cancer on a global scale.
“As a family who have experienced the benefits of the outstanding research and treatment provided by the Quiet Cancer Appeal first hand, this fundraising event is our opportunity to contribute back.”
The Royal Free Hospital’s research into NETs encapsulates studies into: genetics; detection of relapse; scanning agents. In order to guarantee that they secure research to benefit future generations of rare cancer sufferers they need to raise £3million over 10 years. On the night there will be a disco, buffet, raffle and auction and tickets are available for £10 each.
If you have any questions, or would like to donate a raffle prize or item for the auction, please contact Shane and Fiona at firstname.lastname@example.org If you are unable to attend the event, but wish to make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/tqcfundraiser