Laura Cullinan – CEO
Laura lives in Co. Roscommon, with her husband and three children. In 2014 her middle child Isobel (then 21 months) was treated for a Wilms Tumour in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. Isobel had chemotherapy and surgery to remove her left kidney. 12 months post treatment, a routine chest x-ray found a new lesion on her lung and she commenced a seven-month treatment protocol followed by surgery to remove part of her lung. Isobel is now thankfully cancer free.
Laura became involved with Childhood Cancer Ireland in 2014 and feels passionate about the work of the charity. She believes Isobel was very fortunate to have had the benefit of early diagnosis and that it is vital that every child receives the same chance to fight this dreadful disease. Increased public awareness of childhood cancer will ultimately lead to more funding and research, early diagnosis, improved survival rates and less side effects from harsh treatment protocols.
Since 2014 Laura has been involved in running several fundraising initiatives to help fund supports and services for children and families affected by Childhood Cancer in Ireland.
Laura’s backgound is in financial services.