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Workers raise funds for Mid West Cancer Foundation

Employees at Cook Medical, a leading MedTech company based in Limerick, have raised €32,500 in aid of the Mid-West Cancer Foundation, who are established in Clare. Cook Medical hosted ‘The KUBE’ charity event that saw staff battle it out for a great cause. Angela Moloney, Finance Director at Cook Medical, explained the importance of charity fundraising at Cook Medical and why Mid-West Cancer Foundation was close to their hearts. “The Cook Medical team is extremely proud to make this donation. Knowing we are making a difference to help local cancer patients and their families is very important to us as a team. “It’s a sad reality that cancer is a disease which unfortunately affects many of us either personally or through its impact on family and friends. Through this donation and our everyday work, we’re delighted to do what we can to support the Mid-West Cancer Foundation,” she said. “At Cook Medical, we work closely with healthcare professionals to create …

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Air force experience prepared veteran for cancer battle

TONY Petty returned from Oklahoma recently to his native North Clare. Here, the Ennistymon ex-pat recalls getting in on the ground floor of the computer industry and how his experience in the United States Air Force helped him in his most recent battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. In 1957 Tony Petty took a leap of faith, unusual among his peers. The 20-year-old walked out of a permanent job as a bus conductor in London, to return home to meet an uncle returning to Ireland on holidays for the first time in 50 years. Seventy-year-old Mikey Petty left Ennistymon for America in 1907. For the following five decades, he remained in contact with his family, among them his brother Joseph, Tony’s father. Now, he was coming home from Worchester, Massachusetts for two weeks holidays but in London, Tony couldn’t get time off to return home. “I gave it up [the job] because they would not give me a holiday and I wanted …

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