Join us on the 30th December at 8:30 pm for a one-night-only stream of the Concert4Cancer spectacular, from wherever you are in the world, and help us to continue to support cancer patients.
Presented by Ronan Keating and Anna Daly, the two-hour concert was originally aired on Virgin Media One on Friday August 27th and featured a host of Irish and UK musicians, such as Ed Sheeran, Gary Barlow Riptide Movement, Aslan, Anne-Marie, Saint Sister, Soda Blonde, Mick Flannery and Susan O'Neil and Tolu Makay and Felispeaks.
Now, as a special Christmas treat, you can once again stream the night's wonderful festivities, and help the Marie Keating Foundation raise much-needed funds for our 2022 cancer awareness and survivorship services.
CEO Liz Yeates explains "As always the Irish public was so generous in response to our Concert4Cancer and we are very grateful for that support. The funds raised went directly back into supporting men and women with cancer at every step of a cancer journey and with your help, we have made a huge difference in live across Ireland in the last 6 months.
However, we had hoped to reach what we raised last year, €500,000, and falling short of this does mean our plans for service provision next year are in jeopardy. We haven’t received one cent of Government funding this year and our ability to fundraise has been greatly impacted due to COVID restrictions. This all comes in a two-year period where demand for all our services has increased. Our online stream is a new way for us to bring those across the globe, a fantastic night of music and entertainment, while also helping to decrease that shortfall in fundraising and allow us to provide our life-saving services well in to 2022.
But to do this, we need your help. We are asking you to purchase a €10 ticket to our online stream and consider donating what y0u can on the night to help us to continue to be there for people at every step of their cancer journey. We truly are so grateful for your support.”
Concert4Cancer 2021 Line-Up
How Your Ticket Purchase Can Make a Difference
The Marie Keating Foundation has been providing free information on cancer prevention and early diagnosis, support to men and women on a cancer journey and help for survivors adjusting to life with or after cancer, for more than 23 years. With your support, together we can create a world free from the fear of cancer and ensure that cancer patients and survivors have somewhere they can turn at every step.
Our Mobile Information Units staffed by our community and oncology nurses provide free advice and support to more than 29,000 people every year in communities across Ireland. Our School’s Cancer Awareness Programme is a six-week programme for senior cycle students focussing on cancer prevention, early symptoms of cancer and the importance of the HPV vaccine, delivered in an age appropriate and engaging way.
The Comfort Fund, provides once off grants to anyone going through treatment and who is struggling financially as a result. We were delighted to be able to bring back the Comfort Fund as a direct result of the generosity of the public in response to last year's Concert4Cancer. Since it resumed at the end of 2020, the Comfort Fund has helped 170 famlies in need.
We provide free Survive & Thrive programmes for men and women adjusting to life after cancer once treatment ends, as well as a Positive Living Support Group for those living with a metastatic cancer diagnosis.
Cancer patients like Aine, rely on support groups like our Positive Living group to help them navigate their cancer journey with friendship, support and a shared sense of community. Your donations directly supports groups like this that make such a difference.
“Being able to see women living well with metastatic cancer opened my eyes – I wasn’t alone anymore. I felt I could breathe again, that I had the support network I was craving. The strength you get from other people, and what you learn from them, prepares you for what may come in the future.”