Irish Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) raises $33,700 for Cancer Care

Singapore – At the recent Stamford American Singapore Ireland Golf Invitational, the Irish Chamber of Commerce raised a total of $33,700 for an integrated cancer facility that is being developed by Trinity College Dublin and St. James Hospital. Together with their partners they plan to consolidate cancer activities and establish a comprehensive cancer center – Trinity Cancer Institute.

Presenting the cheque today in Dublin, Mr. Conor McCoole, President of the Irish Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) said, “We are delighted to raise this money for such a great cause and help support the treatment and research of cancer treatment to benefit the many patients throughout Ireland, and internationally.”

Accepting the cheque on behalf of Trinity College Dublin was the Dean of Research, Professor John Boland. “The aim of the Trinity Cancer Institute is to improve outcomes for cancer patients by providing research-led diagnosis and treatment, by developing a better understanding of cancer through interdisciplinary research, and by educating the next generation of cancer clinicians, scientists and other healthcare professionals who will contribute to cancer care in the longer term. This contribution from the Irish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, is a wonderful show of support from the international Irish business community, and we are extremely grateful,” he said.

The Stamford American Singapore Ireland Golf Invitational is an annual golfing event organized by the Irish Chamber that brings together members and their business associates for a day on the fairways. The event was kindly supported by the Stamford American International School, the Singapore Ireland Fund, Golf Vacations Ireland, Diageo, and Molley Roffey’s Irish Bar.

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Pictured (L-R): Prof. John Boland, Dean of Research Trinity College Dublin and Conor McCoole, President, Irish Chamber of Commerce (Dublin)

About the Irish Chamber of Commerce (Singapore)

The Irish Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) is network of business professionals based in Singapore whose aim is to strengthen business connections in Singapore, and between Ireland and Singapore.

The Chamber has an extensive calendar of events and partners with many local and international organisations throughout the year. Activites are supported by 300+ members including 26 corproate members representing both Irish and international companies based in Singapore.

For more information on the Chamber please see www.irishchamber.com.sg

About Trinity Cancer Institute

Trinity Cancer Institute aims to bring together clinicians, cancer carers, researchers and educators on the St James’s Hospital campus where patients will benefit from an integrated approach to cancer care which is new to Ireland while being a model used internationally. This approach will allow cancer patients access doctors, dieticians, physiotherapists, counsellors and social workers in a patient-centred environment. Patients will benefit from the input of multidisciplinary teams in assessing their cancer and will follow personalised treatment plans developed following molecular diagnosis. An enlarged clinical trial unit will ensure that patients have the opportunity to participate in studies evaluating new therapies and treatment modalities.

To find out more, please visit www.tcd.ie/development/priority/cancer.php