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World Ovarian Cancer Day 2015

World Ovarian Cancer Day is on May 8th each year and The Emer Casey Foundation is proud to support this opportunity each year to raise the profile of this disease which takes the lives of 140,000 women per year internationally.

The Emer Casey Foundation Fundraising lunch

blog-img-6The Emer Casey Foundation Fundraising lunch was held in Marco-Pierre White’s restaurant in Donnybrook, Dublin on World Ovarian Cancer Day, 8th May 2015. The lunch was addressed by Anne Murphy, a rare ovarian cancer survivor who thanked the Foundation for its work in funding ovarian cancer research, promoting awareness and prioritising improved care. A cheque for €77,300 was presented to Dr. Noreen Gleason representing the Department of Gynaecological Oncology at St. James’s Hosptial to buy much needed ultra sound scanners. Dr. Gleason also spoke movingly at the lunch and expressed her gratitude to the Foundation.

Human Logo by Colaiste Choilm, Ballincollig

blog-img-7First Year Students in Colaiste Choilm, Ballincollig Co. Cork lent their support to the Emer Casey Foundation and World Ovarian Cancer Day by making a ‘human logo’, recreating the World Ovarian Cancer Day design. Teal is the official colour of World Ovarian Cancer Day and the students used their own teal uniforms to recreate the logo. A volunteer from the Foundation addressed the students on the day and praised their spirit of volunteerism and the school’s commitment to charitable works. This series of photos tells the story of the fun and excitement on the day! Thank you to all involved!

Conference Centre Lights up in Teal

blog-img-8Conference Centre lights up in Teal for WOCD 2015! Many thanks to the Convention Centre Dublin which marked World Ovarian Cancer Day by lighting up in teal, the official colour of World Ovarian Cancer Day!