One MASSIVE thank you to each and every one of you, for getting involved in the 2019 Cork’s 96FM Giving for Living Radiothon. Thank you so much for being a part of those very special three days, and for having the courage to share your stories with us -you are amazing! Across the city and county you held Coffee Breaks in your homes, offices, and creches, No Uniform Days in schools, collected loose change, organised special fundraising events, donated online, and became a Friend of Radiothon!
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the Cork public, a phenomenal €406, 863 has been raised for vital cancer services across Cork. All proceeds will be donated to the Mercy University Hospital, Cork University Hospital, Marymount University Hospice, Breakthrough Cancer Research and Cork ARC Cancer Support House.
The Mercy Coffee Break
The Mercy Coffee Break for Radiothon was held on Thursday, 23rd of May, when hospital staff, patients and members of the public, dropped by for a coffee and a chat! A very special thanks to Herlihy’s Centra, Fermoy for their very generous donation of cakes, and to Ryan’s Supervalu, Glanmire, Cupcake Cottage, Red Balloon and all those who donated and supported the event. Thanks also to staff at the Mercy hospital for facilitating the event and to our volunteers, for giving their time to assist. Photos from the day are on our Facebook page.
Funds raised from the 2019 Giving for Living Radiothon will help with the following at the Mercy Hospital:
- Upper GI patient support group to provide emotional support to those living with or having survived some of the most common cancers in Ireland (€2,000)
- 3D MIS – The Mercy is the only hospital in Ireland to provide this life-saving surgical system which allows doctors to operate with greater precision and helps patients recover much quicker. (€25,000)
- Refurbishment of kids room in the Leukaemia Unit to make patients feel more at home. (€3,000)
- Psycho-Oncology service to provide vital emotional and psychological support to patients through their cancer journey. (€5,000)