Val's Irish Cancer Society Fundraise

In May 2017, my life was turned upside down when I was diagnosed with Invasive Metastatic Breast Cancer, Stage 2b. I have had 3 surgeries, including Mastectomy, in May, June & July, and am just about to begin a 4-month programme of Chemotherapy, followed by Radiotherapy, followed by further surgery. I will be on Oestrogen blockers for at least 5 years. 5 months in to my treatment, my journey is even now still just beginning. The Irish Cancer Society has already been of such huge help to me & my family in this. The support & kindness I have received from the staff & volunteers in The Daffodil Centre in the foyer of University Hospital Waterford, and the many booklets, leaflets & videos on various aspects of coping with the investigations, diagnosis, & treatments, published by The Irish Cancer Society, have been invaluable. So, I just wanted to set this page up to fundraise some money to pay it forward so that this amazing & vital organisation can continue to support all those affected by a Cancer diagnosis of any kind. Inspired by the 'Shave or Dye'campaign, I will be doing both! As I will be losing my hair soon anyway, I decided to have a bit of fun with it! So tomorrow 10/10/17, in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness, I will be having my hair dyed Pink!! I don't know if I can share the photo on here, but those of you who know me, will see me & my new hairstyle in the next couple of weeks! The 'shave'bit is inevitable anyway, so I can't take much credit for that, but I will be doing it after my first Chemotherapy treatment which is 18th October, & would love to use it as a vehicle to raise some vital funds for the great work the Irish Cancer Society do on an ongoing basis. Thanks to you all in advance for supporting this campaign &very worthwhile cause. Thanks to Anne Meyler, photographer extraordinaire in donating this photo that she took of me after my 1st operation. With gratitude & love, Val xxx

  • Sharon Tennant 
    • €20 
    • 42 mos
  • Darren Bergin 
    • €50 
    • 43 mos
  • Patrick Meehan  
    • €90 
    • 44 mos
  • Tom Redmond 
    • €150 
    • 44 mos
  • Trish Mennis  
    • €15 
    • 44 mos
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Valerie Redmond 
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