We are currently raising more funding to support our current research doctor – Dr Dalyia Benjamin, who has returned from Weill Cornell University in New York. She started there in July 2016. and will complete her research this autumn. Dr Benjamin will then return to patient care in a Haematology post in Ireland.
This research holds out the promise of providing treatment that may be less toxic and suitable for use in older people where normal chemotherapy is has too many side effects. Actually, leukaemia affects far more older adults than children and we certainly have room for improving our treatments and the outlook for older patients. This is why we hope that ours and other groups research continue to provide hope in this area.
Jan -April 2017-
You raised €13,310.25 for HERO-Trust!
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to you all for helping to raise these funds which will help Cork Researchers to continue their work into leukaemia.
The €13,310.25 you raised for HERO-Trust came from three sources:
Raffle at HERO diner €3,798.20
HERO diner tickets €13,030, less costs €7,497.95 so net profit €5,532.05
Overall funds raised €13,310.25
We would like to thank you all again for your contribution and look forward to your ongoing support.
At our fundraising ball we are grateful for the following raffle prizes;
Local artist Edmond Cahill donated a framed original landscape painting worth in the region of 1000 Euro for our top prize. His mentor, Kinsale painter Bill Griffin, will share his exhibition with him later in the year. This will take place in Ahakista in September 2017.
Vienna Woods Hotel have generously donated a diner bed and breakfast in the Vienna Woods or in the Woodlands Hotel in Adare, Co. Limerick. Thank you for your generosity.
Prizes and Vouchers have also been donated by Brown Thomas, Johnson and Perrot and a hamper from Ryan’s Supervalu, Grange.
We have also received generous support, donations and expertise from Dairy Gold, PM Cork and the Alternative Bread Company (ABC) in the English Market.
UCC have generously supported us with technical know how in a variety of areas, especially communications.
Special thanks to PMI software company whose staff have unstintingly assisted HERO in a variety of ways.