William joined by Irish Cancer Society CEO at Movember Coffee Morning

November 30, 2013  

Movember Coffee MorningWilliam was joined by John McCormack, Chief Executive of the Irish Cancer Society, at a coffee morning in La Banca Restaurant for the Lucan Movember Campaign

Over the past four weeks, you probably wouldn’t have got served a pint in Kenny’s of Lucan, or dined in La Banca restaurant, or got your hair cut in Paddy’s Barbers, without being served by one of the Lucan Mo’s.

Some of those who joined William in growing mo’s include:

  • Staff of Kenny’s of Lucan
  • Staff of Paddy’s Barbers, Lucan Village
  • Keith Kenny of La Banca Restaurant. Keith also recently published a cook book ‘Cookability’ with proceeds going to the Irish Cancer Society. Keith is regular chef on TV3’s ‘Late Lunch’ programme
  • Ed Griffin of Esker Amateur Boxing Club
  • Ciaran Duffy of Lucan Community College
  • Olag Sivanantham of Adamstown Cricket Club
  • And many more…

Speaking at the Coffee Morning, William stated: “During the campaign one thing became very clear to me. There is a phenomenal level of admiration and respect among the people of Lucan and Ireland for the work of Irish Cancer Society. I suppose we should not be surprised. The Society provides fantastic services for those suffering from cancer and regrettably there are very few families not touched by cancer.”

“According to the National Cancer Registry, one in three people in Ireland will develop cancer during their lifetime, while an average of 30,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed each year. The number is expected to rise to over 40,000 per year by 2020.”

“More worryingly, prostate cancer rates in Ireland are the highest in Europe and amongst the highest in the world. This year in Ireland, around 9,700 men will be diagnosed with cancer, and 4,200 men will lose their lives to the disease. However prostate cancer is 90% curable if it is treated in its earliest stages. “

“I wish to thank everybody who has donated to the Lucan Movember Campaign including those who will be attending our final fundraising events this week. Hopefully our community effort here in Lucan will have helped in a small way in the fight against cancer. If it has, then all the funny looks we have got this month will have been worth it!”