Help sought for annual cancer Lollipop Day

Help sought for annual cancer Lollipop Day

THE Oesophageal Cancer Fund is looking for your help make its annual Lollipop Day in March a success. The charity is calling for volunteers in Cork to give their time on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, to help raise vital funds for oesophageal cancer.

This will be the 18th annual Lollipop Day, which involves involves thousands of people selling lollipops (€2) nationwide, in an effort to raise vital funds.

“We are very fortunate to have an ever-increasing number of dedicated volunteers, all of whom make Lollipop Day possible and a success every year,” said Noelle Ryan, OCF chairperson. “But we still need more volunteers so if anyone or any group is interested in helping out, please contact us on www.lollipopday.ie.”

To date OCF has contributed almost €1.4 million in funding for oesophageal cancer research by the country’s leading experts into this disease and helped establish the National Barrett’s Oesophagus Register and Bio Bank, a vital step in developing an understanding of this cancer.

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