Holding out for a hero … Friday 19th October 2018
On Friday, October 19th, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to join companies, schools, and individuals from all over Cork and become Mercy Heroes by raising funds for The Mercy University Hospital.
This year, by becoming a Mercy Hero, you are helping patients like Alex, Kumi and Olan receive cancer treatment in the comfort of their own home through our unique POONS service;
The Mercy Hospital Foundation is inviting people of all ages and from all walks of life to join in the fun; so whether you’re planning a Dress Up/ Dress Down Day at work or school, a coffee morning at home or at your local club or can help out with Mercy street collections around the county, there’s a way to get involved. To host your own Mercy Heroes event or fundraiser, simply register below and you will receive a free Mercy Heroes Pack full of information and ideas.
Speaking about the Mercy Heroes campaign, Micheál Sheridan, CEO, Mercy Hospital Foundation said “Our patients are heroes, the staff at the Mercy Hospital are heroes, and donors like you are heroes; wonderful real-life heroes that help us deliver the best research, diagnosis, treatment and care to patients every day at The Mercy University Hospital, the People’s Hospital. Anybody can be a Hero, and we want to celebrate our Mercy Heroes and so we are encouraging you to join us on Friday, October 19th. Let’s all be heroes and together, save lives.”
This is how your support will help this year:
Funds raised through the 2018 Heroes campaign will go towards our unique POONS service.
This crucial service allows children who are suffering from cancer to be treated in their own homes. The service covers a large geographical area from Youghal to Bantry and Mitchelstown to Kinsale, as well as surrounding counties so that all children have access to this service regardless of their location.
“Being able to deliver a home-based option to these children enhances their quality of life and allows for some normalisation of family life during cancer treatment. It also means there is a reduction in hospital admissions and promotes early discharge from the Hospital. We are also able to provide ongoing training and development for the team of Clinical Nurse Specialists so that they can provide expert care to the children through informed research and up to date knowledge.” Olga Buckley, Paediatric Oncology / Haematology CNS.
Stay up to date with our Heroes campaign
Cork’s 96FM and the Evening Echo are the official media partners for Mercy Heroes 2018, and people are encouraged to follow them for regular updates on events and activities. You can also follow the Foundation Facebook and Twitter accounts for all the latest on the campaign.
Easons Patricks St – Live 96FM Broadcast with Ken Tobin 12 pm -4 pm
Charleville Park Hotel – Coffee Morning 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Cork City – Street Collections taking place throughout the day all over Cork City.
Ballincollig – Street Collections
Mahon Point Shopping Centre – Spinathon and collections 9 am – 9 pm.
Bark Park Doggie Day Care, Old Mallow Road – 8 am – 6 pm.
Carrigaline – Street Collections
Keep an eye on this page to see where our 2018 Street Collections will be taking place!
If you want to know more about bringing Mercy Hospital Heroes to your work, school or home, please contact Deirdre on 021 4223135 or contact us here!