Many thanks to all at Cork ARC Cancer Support House for the very moving evening recently when Emer’s name was put on one of their fabulous new Therapy Rooms. It has been a pleasure to work with the dedicated team at Cork ARC House as they planned and opened their stunning new premises in Cork.
Pictured in the much needed new Therapy Room are Juliette Casey, along with daughters Susan and Annelee and Cork ARC Co-chair Professor Seamus O’Reilly. It is inspiring to be part of such a quality cancer support community helping women through their cancer diagnosis and beyond. The Emer Casey Foundation therapy room has already facilitated 165 appointments and is used to provide touch therapies to cancer patients and their families – helping reduce tension, anxiety and pain, improve sleep and circulation and restore an overall feeling of peace to the body.
Speaking at the dedication ceremony, Juliette Casey said
“The Foundation is very pleased to be making this connection with Cork ARC and so to significantly increase our assistance to women who have been diagnosed with ovarian and other gynae cancers. We are committed to raising standards of care for these women and their families and this has to include non-clinical cancer support – something in which we know Cork ARC have a proven track record. We wish them every success with their wonderful new premises.”
Commenting on the collaboration, Professor Seamus O’Reilly said
“We are very grateful for the support of the Emer Casey Foundation which will facilitate the care of women with gynaecologic cancers and their families in Cork ARC. Their donation highlights the impact of collaboration between charities to improve patient supports.”