From their website:
Following their mother Marie’s death from breast cancer in 1998, the Keating family promised to provide the people of Ireland with vital information, advice and support on the signs and symptoms of cancer and help to prevent cancer or detect it at its earliest stages. The Marie Keating Foundation was established in her memory and with this central ambition in mind.
The Foundation’s mission is to make cancer less frightening by enlightening and our aim is to live in a world free from the fear of cancer.
Today, the Marie Keating Foundation are one of the leading voices in Ireland for cancer prevention, awareness and support. We are committed to being there for people diagnosed with cancer, and their families at every step of this cancer journey, and our services reflect that. Through our information and support services, we reach thousands of people a year, giving education, information and advice focused on cancer prevention and early detection, as well as providing support services and financial assistance to those living with and beyond cancer.
Our team of 17 and our Board works tirelessly to ensure that the mission and legacy that the Keating Family established 22 years ago is fulfilled, and everyone in Ireland has access to trusted information on cancer prevention and early detection and that those on a cancer journey have the support they need to come through it.
Our Core Values
At the Foundation, everything we do is permeated by our core values and ideals on how to best support those on a cancer journey:
We care deeply about people who are experiencing cancer. Compassion and empathy are at the core of our services. Upholding the dignity of whoever we help matters the most to us and are our priority in everything that we do.
Ensuring the patient voice is central to everything we do, we will always listen, try to understand and do all we can to represent your views and respond to your needs. Partnership, sharing and teamwork are at the heart of MKF to improve our services and outcomes for patients, survivors & families.
We hold the trust of our donors, supporters and ambassadors dearly. Our work is underpinned by integrity, honesty and transparency. We continue to hold the highest standards in charity governance. We take the responsibility given to us by our supporters seriously and ensure we are as efficient, while still being effective, as possible.