The Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) is asking everyone to ‘Shake your Lolly’ throughout April to help raise a vital €400k for life-saving research.
In 2021, due to Covid restrictions the charity’s iconic Lollipop Day fundraiser (which is marking its 20th anniversary), can’t happen in its normal on-street format and has switched instead to a month-long campaign of fundraising and awareness building.
Jump Juice have started the ‘shaking’ to help spread awareness and raise vital funds for Oesophageal Cancer. Joining forces with the OCF to get the ‘shaking’ started, Jump Juice have made their delicious ‘Fruity Juice’ the official Lollipop Month Shake and are donating 100% of all profits of it in April to the OCF.
The OCF needs to spread awareness of the early symptoms of this aggressive cancer which include difficulty swallowing, persistent acid indigestion, heartburn and reflux.
The €400k goal in Lollipop Month covers support for a number of projects. A key initiative targeting prevention and early diagnosis of Oesophageal Cancer is The National Barrett’s Oesophagus Registry and Biobank, Ireland’s unique data system which ensures that patients identiﬁed as at risk, undergo ongoing monitoring and surveillance.
For Lollipop Month, the public is being asked to ‘Shake your Lolly’ and to donate as little or as much as they can to help raise the much needed €400k. Even a €5 donation helps make a difference, as it’s the culmination of thousands of €5 donations that help give hope to patients nationwide.
To find out more information on The Oesophageal Cancer Fund or to make a donation visit their website www.ocf.ie
The Fruity Juice from Jump Juice is delicious, and a very worthy representation for Lollipop Month. You can support this fantastic cause by purchasing this tasty little Shake here
Slán go fóill,