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KaRe for Cancer Coffee Morning 2017 for Symptomatic Breast Care Unit

Following the success of last year’s event, Kelly Keane and Rosemary Carey are holding their KaRe for Cancer Coffee Morning 2017 for the Symptomatic Breast Care Unit in Ballyneety Golf Club on Sunday, May 21. 

The idea came around for last year’s coffee morning after both Kelly and Rosemary battled cancer with dignity following their simultaneous diagnosis in 2012.  The pair decided that they wanted to give back to the Breast Cancer Unit of the University Hospital Limerick by hosting a coffee morning for the unit following their treatment. Speaking about their experience, Rosemary said: “we received excellent care during our time in the breast cancer unit.” 

Last year’s coffee morning was a great success for the women. They raised €12,000 on the day for the Symptomatic Breast Unit. 300 people attended the coffee morning to help raise these much-needed funds for the Breast unit, to furnish the Quiet Room, the Fitting Room and towards improving the Reception area. 

There were also guest speakers on the day, such as Ms Shona Tormey, a breast surgeon in UHL who gave an informative talk to those who attended the coffee morning about the incredible work they do at the hospital, and fellow breast cancer survivor, Ger Creamer, who introduced Kelly, Rosemary and Shona to the group.  


All those who went to the coffee morning were treated to teas, coffees and delicious cakes provided by the Ballyneety Golf Club, as well as winning numerous spot prizes on the day. 

After the incredible success of last year, Kelly Keane and Rosemary Carey are hoping for another brilliant turnout for KaRe for Cancer Coffee Morning 2017, taking place from 10 until 1 Sunday, May 21, to raise even more money for the Breast Care unit. With still lots of delicious treats and spot prizes to offer on the day, please support an extremely worthwhile cause that is so close to so many people’s hearts.

To read about last year’s coffee morning, please click here.

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.