To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Irish Cancer Society, President Michael D. Higgins welcomed Irish Cancer Society volunteers to the Aras an Uachtarain recently.
Siobhan O’Dwyer from Tipperary Town was invited to the occasion for her long-standing dedication to the Irish Cancer Society. In her letter of invitation from the President’s office it states, ‘Once again, may I take this opportunity on behalf of the Irish Cancer Society to thank you for your unwavering support which has made such a difference to the lives of those diagnosed with cancer in Ireland and their families.’
Longstanding Society volunteers, as well as three of the Society’s founding members, were recognised at the event for their contribution to the Society and to those who have been diagnosed with cancer in Ireland. Many of those who attended the Aras have given decades of service to the Society and several had been inspired to volunteer after a personal experience with cancer in their family. Congratulations to Siobhan O’Dwyer on this recognition.