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Because of you, the Mater Foundation is making sure the sickest patients in the Mater Hospital are receiving the best care possible

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7th June 2017

Women Walk, Jog and Run the Mini-Marathon for the Mater!

On June 5th, the VHI Women's Mini-Marathon took place in Dublin, and our Mater Foundation team of amazing women were amongst 40,000 others who walked, jogged and ran the 10 km…
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5th May 2017

Friends Come Together to Fight SADS

Rory Hegarty was just a month short of his 17th birthday when he passed away suddenly in his sleep in 2009. The cause was Sudden Adult Death Syndrome, more commonly…
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4th May 2017

Summer Raffle 2017

It is because of the amazing support of people just like you that so much has been achieved to improve cancer patient care at the Mater Hospital. When you give…
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3rd March 2017

Heart Screening Saved the Lives of both my Mother and Brother

When factory operative Michael Bowe consulted his GP about the flu-like symptoms he just couldn’t seem to shake, he was a bit surprised to be sent to hospital. And utterly…
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13th February 2017

Saving Families Just Like Mine

Finding out I had a hidden heart condition wasn’t easy. But finding out that this potential killer might also affect my four children was much more difficult. I also know…
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7th February 2017

From a Big Idea to a Lifesaving Difference

10 years fighting inherited cardiac conditions was only possible because of supporters like you.  The Family Heart Screening Clinic was set up to reduce the number of tragic deaths due…
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1st February 2017

2017 Mater Heart Appeal

February 1st 2017 marks 10 years of life-saving work at the Family Heart Screening Clinic which screens families of those who have been affected by or who have lost loved ones…
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6th January 2017

The Long Road to Recovery

"It was like watching Grey’s Anatomy where the doors swing open and the doctor comes out. I saw Dr Carton coming towards me with his head down and a nurse…
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5th December 2016

Dublin GAA Team Visit

On Friday 2 December, patients and staff at the Mater Hospital were treated to a visit by the All-Ireland GAA Football Champions Dublin, who came to the hospital with the…
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10th November 2016

Mater Foundation Christmas Cards On Sale!

The Mater Foundation has launched its 2016 selection of Christmas Cards, offering two sets of wonderful, festive designs - both modern and traditional - for you to send to friends…
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6th January 2017

Autumn Newsletter

Thanks to the Mater Foundation's amazing supporters, some very important projects focused on making patient care the best it can be were funded this year in the Mater Hospital -…
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12th October 2016

Improving Care for Breast Cancer Patients in the Mater

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and events and initiatives are taking place worldwide to draw attention to the disease and raise awareness of the importance of fundraising in the…
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26th October 2016

Autumn Newsletter

Thanks to the Mater Foundation's amazing supporters, some very important projects focused on making patient care the best it can be were funded this year in the Mater Hospital -…
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30th September 2016

Running With Heart: Taking on the Dublin Marathon for the Mater

“I turned 30 last year and on my birthday my friends and I started talking about bucket lists. I always wanted to train for a marathon and let it slip.…
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22nd September 2016

Mater hospital staff dance to €58,000 for neurological patient care

Last November, the amazing staff of the Mater Hospital came out to take part in and support Mater Does Strictly in the Helix, Dublin. Following the format of the ever-popular Strictly Come…
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26th July 2016

The Difference You’re Making This Year

It’s just over half way through the year and for us at the Mater Foundation it is an important time to reflect upon everything our incredible supporters have made possible…
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11th July 2016

Generous ESB Grant Supports Mater Homeless Patients

On average, two homeless people pass through the Mater Hospital’s Emergency Department every day. That adds up to 730 people per year. Homeless patients are some of the most vulnerable…
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27th May 2016

**Spring Raffle Prize Winners**

Congratulations to our Spring Raffle winners  We are delighted to announce our Spring raffle winners. The draw took place today at the Heart House in the presence of Sean Kenny from Giles Solicitors.…
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19th May 2016

International Clinical Trials Day

International Clinical Trials Day Friday May 20th Would you like to know more about Clinical Trials on-going at the Mater Campus? On Friday the 20th May the Mater Campus Oncology/Haematology…
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28th April 2016

My Mini Marathon Journey

Hi, my name is Amanda Carr and I live in Tallaght with my husband to be Patrick and two beautiful children Lucy (6) and Emily (2). I’m running the mini…
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6th April 2016

My Lung Transplant Story

Shane Halligan is 31 and lives in Claremorris, Co. Mayo. He suffers from Cystic Fibrosis and needed a double lung transplant. Shane has a high level of anti-bodies and is…
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5th April 2016

The Rotary Club of Dublin Viking present Mater Hospital Foundation with a cheque for €1,235

President of The Rotary Club of Dublin Viking, Mr Philip Osborne has presented the Mater Hospital Foundation with a cheque for €1,235 following their annual Presidents Dinner held on March…
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14th March 2016

The Mater Foundation has become Aramark’s Nominated Charity for Leinster

Aramark, global provider of award winning services in food, facilities management and property, has announced its four nominated charities in Ireland for 2016. The Mater Foundation is the charity chosen…
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23rd February 2016

Heart Appeal discussed on The Last Word

The Mater Hospital Foundation's Heart Appeal was highlighted on Today FM's show The Last Word this month. Matt Cooper interviewed Dr Terry Prendiville and Maureen Kelly who tragically lost her son…
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29th March 2016

Tullamore-based Mark Heffernan Trust raises €2,500 for the Mater Hospital Foundation

Martin Heffernan, Chairman of the Mark Heffernan Trust, has presented the Mater Hospital Foundation with a cheque for €2,500 to go towards the Family Heart Screening Clinic. The Mark Heffernan…
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3rd March 2016

Graham Norton Concert Sold Out

Talk-show king and international star Graham Norton is to host a concert dedicated to a young heart transplant patient who died last Christmas. The charity fundraiser, to be called Graham…
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22nd February 2016

Join us for “Miles that Mater”

Registration has opened for the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon which will take place in Dublin on Monday 6th June 2016. The Mater Hospital Foundation is calling on women from around the country…
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22nd February 2016

Volunteer Fundraising & Information Assistant Needed

We are recruiting for a volunteer to join our team on Thursday afternoons to represent the Mater Foundation in the Mater Hospital at our pop-up stand. Volunteers will assist in…
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