The Marie Keating Foundation visited the town of Milford last Friday. Prior to opening their services to the Milford community, they stopped in Mulroy College to talk to all senior students on health issues. The visit arose after all first year students participated in Electric Ireland’s Powering Kindness campaign. This initiative empowered all 1st years to be kind to one another.
The Marie Keating foundation was set up by the Keating family following the death of their mother Marie in 1998, the Keating family committed to provide people with the necessary information to prevent cancer or detect it at its earliest stages. Their collective aim was “to make cancer less frightening by enlightening.”
Through national awareness campaigns and their Community Outreach Service, the Foundation nurses educate over 15,000 people each year in schools, workplaces and communities nationwide on all of the key cancers affecting men and women; their causes, risk factors and treatments.
The Foundation also provides a range of cancer support services for survivors and their families. Through their Comfort Fund, they provide small grants to families in financial difficulty as a direct result of their cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Mulroy College are participating in this year’s Relay for life at the end of May.