Upcoming MatchGalway United – Cork City/23/08/2019/Eamonn Deacy Park
Upcoming MatchGalway United – Cork City/23/08/2019/Eamonn Deacy Park

CCFC Raises €7,800 For Men’s Cancer Initiatives

Cork City FC is delighted to confirm that the club has raised €7,800 for men’s cancer from the auctions of our recent special edition blue Adidas shirts.

The shirts were worn by our City in the 4-0 victory over Maynooth University Town in the FAI Cup second round. Shirts were auctioned primarily on eBay, with a silent auction also taking place at our Golf Classic. Graham Cummins shirt was raffled at the Dundalk home game on September 21st and raised €973!

Last night during half-time of our match against Bray Wanderers, CCFC presented a cheque to the Mercy Hospital Foundation to aid with their men’s cancer awareness and prevention projects. Winners of the blue shirt auctions were also present.

Speaking after the presentation, Mícheál Sheridan, CEO of the Mercy Hospital Foundation said:

“This has been a fantastic inititiave and we are very grateful for all the support and generosity of Cork City FC supporters in Cork, Ireland & beyond who got their hands on these special shirts! We will use the funds to support our Psycho-Oncology service that supports men who are dealing with feelings of anxiety and depression as a result of their cancer diagnosis. We will also use the funds to support our ongoing outreach programme on Testicular Cancer Awareness in schools across Cork City and County to young men aged 15-18.”

Declan Carey, Cork City / FORAS board member said:

“We’re blown away by the level of support, funds and awareness raised through this campaign. I’m very proud of the community ties we have within the club and the money raised will go towards an extremely worthy cause. So many around the club, from the board, football manager, players, merchandise & marketing teams pulled together to make this happen and it really shows the community spirit within Cork City FC.”

The Mercy Hospital Foundation is part of the Men’s Cancer Alliance (MCA) along with The Mater Foundation and Cancer Care West charities. The aim of the Men’s Cancer Alliance is to create awareness about men’s cancers, treatments and supports available and to raise funds to create and maintain a number of men’s cancer support initiatives across Ireland. For more details, visit MensCancer.ie or MercyFundraising.ie.

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