“I look back and (the nurses at Crumlin) made such a positive difference in my life. They showed me that you can make a massive difference by doing simple things for someone and that no act of kindness is ever a waste.”
Megan is an inspiration
“My daughter, Megan O’Leary, is a seven-year-old from Wicklow town. She came up with the idea of fundraising from her own experience of being sick. She’s most excited about handing the money over because she knows how important it is and where it’s going."
Rachel's road to recovery
"How do you thank someone who helps you through your toughest time, when you’re completely lost and devastated? We are overwhelmed with the care we got, when our world was turned upside down. The staff in the hospital treated her like she was their own. They made us feel so important. They spoke to us like we were the centre of attention and Rachel was always their priority."
Andy Cox shares his son's story
"When your child is sick, it is a pivotal moment to reassess and all the unimportant or silly things fall away. We didn’t argue about anything trivial or petty during the treatment. It was not a positive thing that happened by any means, but it’s probably made him a little bit harder long-term. Now, he is mouthy, opinionated and cheeky – a normal sixteen year old!"
Rob Kearney Launches ‘Show Your Heart’ CMRF Campaign Ahead of Valentine’s Day
Irish rugby player Rob Kearney launched the CMRF Crumlin ‘Show Your Heart’ fundraiser campaign today ahead of Valentine’s Day, encouraging people across Ireland to donate money to CMRF Crumlin instead of buying flowers or chocolates for their loved ones. CMRF Crumlin is the fundraising body for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and the National Children’s Research Centre.
Ryan Tubridy supports CMRF Crumlin at Christmas
1 in 100 children in Ireland are born with a structural heart defect, and 1 in 19 people in Ireland carry the Cystic Fibrosis gene. With so many children battling with childhood illness and disease day in day out, hundreds of Irish children will spend Christmas in hospital. Ryan Tubridy, The Late Late show host, and one of CMRF’s ambassadors, made a trip to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin to raise awareness of the CMRF Crumlin ‘Toughest Journey’ campaign which aims to provide vital supports for sick children and their families.
Crumlin central to New National Cancer Strategy
The unique and distinct needs of older adolescents and young adult (AYAs) cancer patients will be comprehensively addressed for the first time in the new National Cancer Strategy 2017 – 2026 which was launched today by the Minister for Health Simon Harris TD. Also within the Strategy, the National Paediatric Haematology/Oncology Centre at OLCH was recognised as a designated cancer centre.
Run the Dublin Marathon for CMRF Crumlin
CMRF Crumlin are now recruiting for this years SSE Airtricity Dublin City Marathon. Renowned for its great support and feel good factor the Dublin City Marathon provides the ultimate test of fitness and endurance. So why not test yourself and at the same time raise vital funds for sick children all across Ireland.
Robbie KEANE on Small Victories
Irish soccer legend Robbie Keane teamed up CMRF Crumlin to support its 'Small Victories Everyday' campaign which enables children living with chronic illnesses get the most out of their everyday life.
Clongowes Push for CMRF
Clongowes Wood College students began their annual Duck Push in aid of Crumlin Children's Hospital on 8th of June. Embarking on a whistle stop tour which will lead them from Dublin all the way to Limerick. 50 strong students were in fine spirits on a damp morning.
CMRF Crumlin go Door-to-Door
CMRF Crumlin is currently undertaking door to door fundraising in locations around Ireland. Our fundraisers will be in the following areas throughout the coming weeks; Dublin South City Centre, Drimnagh, Crumlin, Cavan Town, Virginia, Dundalk, Carrickmacross and Monaghan Town.