Over the past number of years Astellas Oncology has been an ongoing corporate sponsor of the Marie Keating Foundation’s Get Men Talking campaign. Astellas proudly supported the Foundation’s Get Men Talking microsite as well as the Heroes of Hope campaign which tells the stories of 15 men who are survivors of prostate cancer. T
he Heroes of Hope campaign is available to view online and also appears as on outdoor exhibition. It has visited Connolly and Heuston Station, the Aviva and hospital locations nationwide. Astellas also kindly helped the Foundation to hold men’s health seminars around the country. Each seminar included expert speakers from oncology and urology backgrounds, cancer survivors and mindfulness experts.
The Marie Keating Foundation is delighted to have been chosen as Cara Pharmacy’s charity partner for 2020 and look forward to working with the team at Cara Pharmacy and their customers throughout the year.
As part of this Cara Pharmacy has included the Foundation in the Cara Bundoran Challenge. This two-day event is designed to challenge all runners and fitness enthusiasts and each year draws huge crowds.
The Clean Beauty Edit is an Irish online beauty boutique that specialises in organic and natural beauty and personal care products, and is a proud partner to The Marie Keating Foundation, pledging 1% of turnover to the Foundation for 2020, along with other initiatives and fundraisers throughout the year and offering prize hampers and support for MK events. Dawn Mayne, founder of The Clean Beauty Edit said “We’re really happy to be able to support The Marie Keating Foundation, as a stand-out Irish Charity that does incredible work in terms of cancer support and prevention. There are so many individuals and families here in our country who are giving it their all in the fight against cancer, and it’s a privilege to be able to stand with them and help in some small way”.
We are delighted to have been chosen as Coca Cola’s Charity partner again for 2020. In 2019 the team at Coca Cola helped to raise €13,500 through a number of fundraising initiatives. The funds they raised will help us to continue our vital cancer awareness, support and prevention services that we provide countrywide. We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with Coca Cola this year.
The Marie Keating Foundation was delighted to receive a €40,000 grant from Deloitte ahead of Christmas 2020, to help increase the impact of our work in 2021 in two key areas; our Schools Cancer Awareness Programme and our work with underserved communities, specifically with Syrian refugees and Traveller groups. The Foundation’s mission is to ‘make cancer less frightening by enlightening’ and our core focus is to provide free education to those most in need on how to reduce cancer risk and improve early detection. This mission aligns strongly with Deloitte’s WorldClass ambition to “improve educational outcomes and create opportunities for those who otherwise may be left behind.” This grant will have a huge impact on the Foundation’s ability to reach those most in need while also improving young people’s awareness and understanding of how they can reduce their future cancer risk and of the early signs and symptoms of Ireland’s most common cancers.
Flogas have supported the Marie Keating Foundation for the past five years and our relationship has grown over the past five years. Flogas supported our Garden at Bloom in 2019 and they are on board with our “Your Health Your Choice” garden again in 2020/2021.
As one of our valued Pink Patrons for the month of October, The Grafton Barbers sold “Proud to wear Pink” golf umbrellas raising vital funds to help us continue our breast cancer awareness and support services.
We are also delighted that the Grafton Barbers have installed a pilot ‘Tap & Go’ terminal in their Arnott’s outlet, allowing their customers to tap & donate €2 to support our work.
We look forward to continuing our relationship with The Grafton Barber in the future.
Since 2018, Hallmark have supported the Marie Keating Foundation by producing and selling boxed charity Christmas cards in a number of locations around the country.
This partnership expanded to include Mother’s Day in 2019 and 2020.
We are very grateful for all of Hallmark’s support and look forward to our continued partnership in the future.
Since 2011 Harvey Norman have been supporting the work of the Marie Keating Foundation. They raise vital funds each year, during the month of October both online and at till points. Their staff get involved with pink days and instore fundraising. Harvey Norman also support our Golf day and our Christmas Lunch with raffle and auction items. We look forward to continuing this relationship which we are so grateful to have.
The Irish Daily Mail is a longstanding media partner of the Marie Keating Foundation. The newspaper kindly supports our events and campaigns throughout the year with complementary advertorials and advertisements, such as the annual special pink YOU Magazine edition to highlight breast cancer awareness and the work of the Marie Keating Foundation.
Journey Skincare and Beauty was developed by award winning makeup artist Rhona Cullinan and her chemical free skincare products are suitable for those on active cancer treatment. Teaming up with the Marie Keating Foundation, €1 from each product sold goes towards supporting the Foundation’s work with cancer survivors and people at every stage of their cancer journey. Rhona previously worked with us in 2008 to create the “Look Good Feel Good” book with all proceeds being donated to the Foundation.
Lulu and Levi is a family owned jewellery business founded by mother of two, ElaineSarah. Specialising in handmade personalised Jewellery that celebrates the family bond and Motherhood. The “button” theme represents, Love, Strength & Connection with those we hold dear. 10% of All sales of her handmade fine jewellery collections are split between three worthy charities, Barretstown, The Solas Cancer Support Centre and the Marie Keating Foundation.
MAD Flowers have supported the Marie Keating Foundation’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month as a Pink Patron each October by designing a very special bouquet to help support the vital services provided by the Foundation. For each signature bouquet sold during the month of October, MAD Flowers donate a contribution to the Marie Keating Foundation. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Mad Flowers.
Marks & Spencer are a valued and long stranding supporter of the work of the Marie Keating Foundation and have over the past 17 years raised more than 2.4 million euros for our cancer awareness, support and survivorship services. Through the amazing efforts of their staff and the generosity of their customers, the funds raised have directly impacted the Foundation’s ability to provide free services to cancer patients and their families at every step of the cancer journey. Just some of the ways M&S continues to support our work includes; coffee mornings, donations during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and donating a percentage of sales from their post-surgery bra line.
Inspired by the courage and strength of women, legendary butchers McDonnell’s developed the Pink Spirit knives collection to show their support for women on a cancer journey across the world. McDonnell’s will be donating between €3 to €30 from the sale of each knife set sold in Ireland to support the Foundation’s cancer prevention and awareness services.
The Marie Keating Foundation was a recipient of a grant from Medtronic’s Healthy Communities Fund which has enabled us to develop a new cancer prevention campaign to raise awareness of the simple steps that we can all take to reduce the risk of cancer. Our ‘Your Health: Your Choice’ cancer prevention campaign encourages people to quit smoking, improve their diet and keep a healthy weight, keep physically active, reduce their alcohol intake and be SunSmart.
Newstalk has been a longstanding supporter of the Marie Keating Foundation. The leading radio station came on board as the media partner of the Foundation’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month October campaign, carrying radio adverts around breast awareness during the month.
Since 2017, La Roche Posay have been an ongoing source of support for the Foundation’s work in the prevention of skin cancer.
Since 2016, La Roche Posay have supported our SunSmart campaign online and donated thousands of sun screen samples, which our nurses gave out throughout the summer at various public and Marie Keating Foundation events. With the support of La Roche Posay we continue to increase awareness and early detection of skin cancer in Ireland.
The Marie Keating Foundation is delighted to be chosen again as The Perfume’s Shop official charity partner for 2019 with lots of initiatives and in-store activities planned throughout the year in their 14 stores throughout Ireland.
Pigsback.com has long been a proud partner of the Marie Keating Foundation and has supported the charity in a variety of ways, including financial donations, donations of services, event support, and an employee skills and advice scheme. Pigsback.com customers have also generously been opting to ‘Add a €1’ to their purchases over the last number of years which has generated over €100,000
RuZo, a unique jewellery and accessories brand, was set up in February 2019 by founder Sabrina Ford on her pink sofa and is named after her two daughters Ruby & Zoe. RuZo supported the Foundation in our mission to make cancer less frightening by enlightening by generously donating 10% from the sale of their gold, silver and rose gold ribbon necklace to support our services. Ruzo Ireland have also run several online fundraising appeals and give away on behalf of the Foundation in 2020.
Shaws Department Stores have kindly supported the Marie Keating Foundation since 2017. As one of our Pink Patrons Shaws chose October and across their stores gave €5 from the sale of a range of GoWalk Skechers shoes to the Foundation, as well as hosting pink days in stores and running fundraising initiatives with their staff and customers. All funds raised go to supporting the Foundation’s work in breast cancer awareness and support services.
Skechers Performance Ireland have kindly supported the Marie Keating Foundation since 2014, for our breast cancer programmes and services. This year, for each pair of Skechers Performance GOwalk Revolution Ultra™ Hope, GOwalk Evolution Ultra™ Hope and On the Go-Joy shoes sold, €5 is donated to the Marie Keating Foundation.The lightweight, responsive walking shoes are available for sale at Shaws Departments Stores nationwide and each shoe includes the iconic breast cancer awareness pink ribbon on the heel.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles have been a proud supporter of the Marie Keating Foundation since 2013. To mark this partnership, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles have kindly donated two Caddy Maxi Vans to the Foundation to support the vital work that the Foundation staff and volunteers do in their daily schedule.
Whitney Moore is a longstanding partner of the Marie Keating Foundation providing vital legal advice, expertise and support on a pro bono basis on a range of organisational matters such as employment law, data protection and governance. Every year without fail, Whitney Moore also generously support a number of our fundraisers taking teams in events such as our annual Golf Classic and Christmas lunch.
2019 saw the beginning of what we hope will be many years of support from Wilson Auctions. They ran their golf day in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation. Wilson Auction’s, Jason Delaney completed a personal goal by running from the Spire in Dublin’s O’Connell St. to the first tee at Palmerstown House golf club on the N7 near Naas, also in aid of the Foundation.