LOCAL businessman, Bobby Kerr and entrepreneur, Norah Casey are urging our local business community to show their support for cancer patients by getting involved in Daffodil Day on March 23.
Both have experienced cancer in their lives and Norah’s husband also died from cancer.
On Daffodil Day, supported by Boots Ireland, businesses in Kilkenny can help raise funds by hosting a fund-raising event at work or by volunteering to sell daffodils.
Broadcaster and successful businessman Bobby was diagnosed with mouth, head and neck cancer in 2015.
The cancer was caught early and after chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment he got the all clear.
He said: “Every year 40,000 people hear the dreaded words ‘you have cancer’. In 2015, one of those people was me.
“Thankfully years of cancer research had developed smart ways of treating the disease and this ultimately saved my life. I’m one of the lucky ones. On March 23 companies in Kilkenny can get involved and help save more lives.”
Norah had a tumour removed from her breast several years ago and her husband Richard died from aggressive kidney cancer.
The broadcaster and leading Irish businesswoman said: “Richard dying months only after his diagnosis was devastating, and sadly many people in Ireland go through the grief of losing a loved one to cancer.
“But progress is being made in the fight against cancer and Daffodil Day is the day where you and your colleagues can make a real difference to the lives of people affected by cancer. Get involved now at www.cancer.ie. Your support saves lives.”