Irish Cancer Society & Boots partnership
Don't let cancer change who you are. With the right support you can look & feel like you
By partnering with Irish Cancer Society, we've made help for people living with cancer readily available in selected pharmacies and stores.
Irish Cancer Society & Boots
Boots has worked in partnership with Irish Cancer Support Society since 2012, with the aim of increasing awareness, helping support people affected by cancer and promoting cancer prevention.
Both Boots pharmacists and Boots Cancer Beauty Advisors have been given special training to be more comfortable, confident and helpful when providing both medical and emotional support to people living with cancer.
Our trained pharmacists are here to answer any questions you may have about your treatment, or whether you're worried and simply need to chat to someone. Our beauty advisors are trained to give you make-up and skincare advice to help you manage the visible side effects of cancer treatment, so you can start to feel like you again.
We also want carers and loved ones to feel like they're able to get the support they might need through our pharmacies.
Fundraising & donating
If you're keen to get involved in fundraising there are a number of ways you can be a fundraiser, like getting behind Daffodil Day, the charity's biggest fundraising initiative. Each year Daffodil Day takes place in March and sees thousands of volunteers selling flowers and daffodil pins, and organising fundraising events in their homes, local communities and workplaces. The funds go towards supporting cancer patients and their loved ones by providing free information, care and support. Local Boots stores also hold fundraising events throughout the year and you'll find collection boxes for Irish Cancer Society at the checkout in many of our stores.
You can also help by:
Volunteering & raising awareness
Together, Boots and Irish Cancer Society want to increase awareness, promote prevention and raise vital funds to support the Irish Cancer Society's services, including the Night Nursing service.
We also support a number of key awareness campaigns throughout the year, including Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lung Cancer Awareness Month and SunSmart.
Volunteers make it possible for Irish Cancer Society to reach people affected by cancer, but there's always more to be done. If you want to be a volunteer, you can help in a number of ways, including:
• Providing practical support and information at one of the charity's Daffodil Centres in hospitals across the country
• Helping out at an Irish Cancer Society charity shop
• Become a volunteer driver and bring patients to their chemotherapy appointments
• Signing up for Survivor Support, a programme connecting people with a recent diagnosis to people who've already experienced cancer
Thanks to the efforts of Boots colleagues and customers, so far we've raised almost €1.3 million for Irish Cancer Society* but there's always more to be done. If you want more information on Irish Cancer Society and how to help, please visit their website.
*Irish Cancer Society, registered charity in Ireland (CHY5863). Registered office: 43/45 Northumberland Road, Dublin, Ireland D04 VX65.