St. Vincent’s Foundation is the fundraising body for St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group (St. Vincent’s University Hospital, St. Michael’s Hospital & St. Vincent’s Private Hospital) and is run on a voluntary basis. We can therefore guarantee that all donated funds go to patient care, research & education.
Fundraiser in memory of John Grant (Sconny) R.I.P.
This fundraising sprung from the tragic circumstances where a beloved husband, father, brother and extended family member died from pancreatic cancer, just over a week from diagnosis.
Despite their grief, John’s family organised a series of events within their community in north County Donegal and raised an extraordinary total of €41,500. Donations of €2,000 each were made to two local palliative and bereavement charities and a massive total of €37,500 was contributed to a specific project in St. Vincent’s, focussing on the early detection of pancreatic cancer within families, with a recognised propensity to encounter the disease. This project will have profound positive effects for the outcomes for future patients.
We feel it is very appropriate to reproduce the message of the family as they sought donations to the fund:
“John Grant was a great family man, who passed away at only 50 years old from Pancreatic Cancer, after only being diagnosed 8 days prior.
He is painfully missed by his wife Katherine, his young children – Dean, Valerie, Callum & Kaylah, his siblings Caroline, Micky & Paul and all his extended family.
John was one of life’s good guys – he was kind, considerate, respectful, selfless, loving to Katherine and his kids, hardworking and great craic.
Pancreatic Cancer is often called the silent killer, and with good reason, most people don’t experience symptoms until the cancer is big enough to impact the surrounding organs, and the symptoms are often vague.
Every cent raised is going to St. Vincent’s Foundation for Research into the Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer.”
This terrific outcome spells a wonderful response for which we are deeply grateful.
Pictured below are John’s close and extended family presenting the proceeds.
Jillian McNulty’s Valentines Ball 2023
Over the years we have featured the fundraising activities of Jillian McNulty on this website and in our magazine. This year, in a hugely successful Valentines Day Ball Jillian raised a total of €9,000. €5,000 was contributed to St. Vincent’s being shared between Cystic Fibrosis and Renal care. In addition €4,000 was donated to C.F. Ireland.
We were delighted that Jillian and her mother visited the hospital recently to make the cheque presentations.
Tralee 80’s Disco Fundraiser for Pancreas Transplant
On Friday 10th March last in the Rose Hotel, Tralee an 80’s Disco Fundraiser was held in support of the Pancreas Transplant Unit in St. Vincent’s University Hospital. This event was organised by the Quirke family in collaboration with Anthony O’Connor. Joseph Quirke was the beneficially of a pancreas transplant in recent times, and thankfully, has made fantastic progress.
The “80’s” raised the wonderful total of €6,700 which will be a fantastic enhancement to the transplant programme. Joseph Quirke recently presented the proceeds to Mr. Tom Gallagher, Pancreas Transplant Surgeon
Pictured is Joseph Quirke (centre) presenting a cheque for €6,700.00 to Ms. Máire Ní Chinneíde (Transplant Co-Ordinator) and Mr. Tom Gallagher (Surgeon) on behalf of Anthony O’Connor who organised the 80’s Disco Night.
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