A gaggle of medical doctors from Cork College Hospital are set to climb the peak of Mount Everest on St Patrick’s Hill in Cork.
The CUH Charity, of whom Peter O’Mahony is an envoy, is presently fundraising for a most cancers sequencing machine, the know-how that identifies the mutations that trigger the most cancers.
The data offered by the machine will allow extra personalised medicines, and can permit a greater understanding of every particular person most cancers.
Dr Dearbhaile Collins, a Marketing consultant Medical Oncologist on the Division of Medical Oncology in CUH, is a type of behind the fundraiser, and can be participating within the climb.
She instructed The Echo that this fundraiser has been within the pipeline for a while.
“CUH Charity and their ambassador Peter O’Mahony have initiated the #pulltogetherCUHC marketing campaign and this fundraiser is a part of that,” Dr Collins mentioned.
“We’d love everybody concerned however with Covid-19 restrictions and the necessity for social distancing, we won’t be able to deliver a crowd. So, we’re ascending Patrick’s Hill in groups of 4 to deliver down 221 most cancers ribbons, symbolic of our ongoing efforts to enhance most cancers care and most significantly to positively affect affected person survival and high quality of life. 221 journeys on Patrick’s Hill is equal to 8840metres, the peak of Mount Everest!” she mentioned.
The marketing campaign is being supported by the Fenton household in reminiscence of their daughter and sister Karen who died of ovarian most cancers.
“I met with them two years in the past and we mentioned the necessity for this machine, so it has been a very long time coming and the Fentons have remarkably raised over €75,000 themselves,” Dr Collins mentioned.
Nevertheless, one other €275,000 is required to buy the life-changing know-how.
The climb itself will happen on Saturday, and alongside Dr Collins, Professor Seamus O’Reilly, Dr Derek Energy, Dr Richard Bambury, Professor Roisin Connolly and the specialist medical doctors in coaching will climb.
Requested in the event that they’re coaching for the expertise, Dr Collins mentioned they have been “Utilizing baseline health, and our medical experience for these whose baseline health fails them!” The climb begins on Saturday morning at 9am with the primary group of 4. A brand new group will ascend each 60-90 minutes till all 221 climbs are executed.
To donate, go to the iDonate web page https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11385276_fundraising-for-groundbreaking-cancer-technology.html