Averil Power, CEO of Irish Cancer Society

Statement from the Irish Cancer Society website:

“The Irish Cancer Society has taken the decision today to cancel all Daffodil Day street collections and events that were scheduled for March 27th,” Averil Power, CEO said.

“We have made this decision to protect the health and wellbeing of our patients, volunteers and supporters.

“We also want to focus all our energies on providing cancer patients and their families with the information, advice and support they need at this time” Ms. Power concluded.

Daffodil Day, supported by Boots Ireland, is the Irish Cancer Society’s biggest fundraiser, taking place each year in March. Funds raised go towards supporting cancer patients and their loved ones by providing free advice and support, as well as by funding life-saving cancer research.

Questions or concerns about cancer and the coronavirus?

Concerned patients and their families can contact the Irish Cancer Society Cancer Nurseline on Freephone 1800 200 700 and visit the information page regarding the coronavirus and cancer.