Men’s Cancer Alliance (MCA) is the new umbrella alliance, formed by The Mater Foundation, The Mercy Hospital 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. The Mater Foundation, The Mercy Hospital Foundation and Cancer Care West are the three organisations behind the successful Blue September men’s cancers awareness campaign.
Growing out of the Blue September Campaign when three Irish Charities based across the country came together to encourage more men to ‘face up to cancer’, the Men’s Cancer Alliance was formed to provide a more effective body working to reduce the high levels of deaths to cancer amongst Irish men and create greater awareness leading to the potential for earlier diagnoses and higher long term survival rates.
On realising our common goals in relation to men’s health, working as one national organisation, rather than three, we could ensure better efficiencies and a stronger voice. This works both for the services we offer and for our campaigns. Working as an ‘Alliance’ ensures a lack of duplication and lowers fundraising costs.”
We plan to raise awareness and to educate men about the signs and symptoms of cancer and to encourage more men to take better care of their health to reduce their risks of developing cancer. Through fund raising initiatives we will provide patients with high quality services and equipment with access to expert doctors and nurses who can diagnose and treat cancer patients quickly and accurately in our affiliated cancer treatment centres, providing compassionate care to men diagnosed with cancer at every stage of their cancer journey.
Our MEDICAL ADVISORY PANEL is made up of experts from areas such as Urology, Medical Oncology, General Practice and