Founder and Director of Fundraising with the Marie Keating Foundation Linda Keating will be stepping down from the day to day running of the charity but will be joining the Board of Directors.
The Foundation was set up by Linda and her family 25 years ago following the devastating loss of their mother Marie to breast cancer aged just 51. It was set up to ensure that men and women all over Ireland regardless of their income, status or background would have access to free, lifesaving cancer information, advice and support to improve early detection and ultimately, save lives.
“I cannot tell you how proud I, and all my family are of all that has been achieved by the Marie Keating Foundation over the past 25 years. Being a part of this charity has been one of the greatest privileges of my life, I’ve worked alongside a fantastic team of colleagues, nurses, volunteers, and Directors all working together with the same mission to help people and their families across Ireland at every step of their cancer journey.” said Linda Keating
“My family and myself will continue to support the Foundation and the many people and their families who are on a cancer journey. The Foundation is a huge part of our lives and a true testament to the love we have for our Mam Marie. I want to take this opportunity to express my immense gratitude to everyone who has supported the Foundation over the years, from people who have given individually, to our corporate donors and partners, to people who have taken part in community challenges and hosted events on our behalf. Thanks to you, we have been able to continue to grow our services to support people with cancer and their families across Ireland. Thank you.” she said.
Derek McKay, Chair of the Board of Directors expressed his profound thanks to Linda for her leadership over the years and wished her every success for the future.
“The Marie Keating Foundation owes a huge debt to Linda for her 25 years of tireless dedication, hard work and commitment to people with cancer and their families. Over the past 25 years, Linda’s leadership, vision, and hard work have been instrumental in the Foundation’s work in supporting countless thousands of people and their families in communities across Ireland. The whole Team and Board at the Marie Keating Foundation would like to thank Linda for her dedication, her passion, and her unwavering commitment to support people with cancer and their families at every step of their journey.”
Liz Yeates, CEO of the Foundation said “Linda can be so proud of all that she has achieved in her mother’s name. She truly has made a lasting difference, and her influence will remain a beacon of light for us all. We will continue Linda’s work as we carry on her mother’s legacy through the Foundation. While we are immensely sad to see Linda go, we respect and support her decision. We wish her the very best of luck, health and success in her future endeavor’s and we know that she and her family will continue to be a vital part of the Marie Keating Foundation.”