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NECRET were delighted to be the charity beneficiary of the Network Ireland Louth Businesswoman of the Year Awards recently held in the Westcourt Hotel.

It was a privilege to be both associated with and a beneficiary of this event which recognises all the wonderful women operating in business throughout County Louth.

We would like to thank the President of Network Ireland – Louth Branch Aileen Phelan and her committee for choosing NECRET as their charity partner this year and the generous donation of €700.00. It is much appreciated.

The Branch has a very important and innovative cancer information and awareness night focused on women taking place later this year. We look forward to attending and supporting this excellent initiative.

NECRET recently received a great boost when Lorna Mohan from Painstown, Castletown Kilpatrick and her friend Clare Clinton from Carlanstown, Kells, Co. Meath recently presented a cheque for €15,472. 57. This was raised by doing the 2017 Dublin City Marathon in aid of NECRET.  The fundraiser was organised in memory of Janette, Lorna’s mother who passed away in January 2017, and who was treated so well in the Northeast Oncology unit.

Speaking at the presentation Medical Oncologist Professor Bryan Hennessy added that he would like to take the opportunity to sincerely thank Lorna and Clare for their incredible efforts and to also thank their families, friends and everybody who so kindly and generously supported this wonderful fundraiser. This contribution greatly helps in advancing our work to ensure that people with cancer in the North East receive the very best, most up to date treatment and care.

Clinical trials are now regarded worldwide by cancer experts as the cutting edge in terms of cancer treatment because they not only offer people with cancer the opportunity to get what is currently the best standard treatment, but also to get new drugs that are potentially better than current treatments.

To learn more about their importance visit HERE.

Our annual information and support day for patients and their family and friends organised by Professor Bryan Hennessy and the Northeast Oncology Unit, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital will take place on Saturday September 22nd in CityNorth Hotel.

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Really Big thank you to the Fox and Kerins families who organize annually one of big social nights on the summer calendar which is the Kilmoon Barn Dance. This year NECRET were very fortunate to be selected as one of the beneficiaries of the event and received an incredible donation of €35,000 which has been added to our Gene Sequencing Machine Appeal.

Speaking at the presentation held in the Snailbox Kilmoon Professor Bryan Hennessy who is one of the leading oncologists and clinical cancer researchers in Ireland, sincerely thanked both families and everyone who was involved for all their hard work and efforts in making this possible – which is a really significant boost to our goal of acquiring this machine. He added it was an absolute privilege for NECRET and the Northeast Oncology Unit to be both associated with and a beneficiary of this event. Well done to everyone involved or who supported.