Rest in Peace Laura Brennan

The Marie Keating Foundation extends its sympathies to the Brennan family and all her friends at this difficult time

Dublin, March 21st,2019:

CEO of the Marie Keating Foundation, Liz Yeates, says “we were deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Laura Brennan yesterday and on behalf of everyone at the Marie Keating Foundation, I would like to extend our sincerest condolences to her family and friends.

Laura was an amazing woman who in her short life achieved so much, campaigning tirelessly to increase the uptake rate of the HPV vaccine and cervical screening. Her courage and dignity in sharing her own cancer journey was remarkable but to use the last 18 months of her life to affect real change, was truly selfless.

There is no doubt that Laura’s work has saved lives and it is a small comfort to know that she was able to see how much of a difference it made, with the news announced recently that the uptake rate in the HPV vaccine had reached 70%.

In Laura’s own message when hearing this news, she said she would not rest until as many young girls as possible were vaccinated against HPV. As part of our own advocacy work at the Foundation as well as our involvement in the HPV Alliance and the 221+ Cervical Check Group, we promise to build on Laura’s efforts to ensure that uptake rates continue to rise.

It doesn’t feel nearly enough but #ThankYouLaura for all you have done. May you rest in peace.”