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Matheson Sponsors Property Picnic in Aid of Cancer Trials Ireland

Services: News Date: 08/05/2024

Matheson is proud to be a keystone sponsor for the Property Picnic 2024 for the third year in a row! Held in aid of Cancer Trials Ireland, this event will take place on Thursday, 16 May in One Windmill Lane, Dublin.

Founded in 2022, the Property Picnic brings the property industry together for the largest gathering of professionals in Ireland in order to raise proceeds for an extremely worthwhile cause. Cancer Trials Ireland is a not-for-profit registered charity and the leading cancer research trials organisation which aims to maximise cancer trial access and outcomes to prolong patient lives and expand cancer research in Ireland.

Please see below excerpt from the Property Picnic outlining recent examples of just how worthwhile these donations are:  

“The money raised by last year’s Property Picnic went towards four ‘academic-led’ trials (i.e., non-commercial trials) where patient drives the research questions needs rather than commercial concerns. Two of the trials were breast cancer trials, one in HER2-positive breast cancer (which affects 1 in 5 women in Ireland with breast cancer), the other in Triple Negative breast cancer (which affects 1 in 8 women in Ireland with breast cancer and is more common in younger women). The other two trials were in prostate cancer – one trial for previously untreated high-risk, localised prostate cancer and the other for progressive, metastatic (i.e., cancer that has spread from where it first formed) prostate cancer.

With the Property Picnic’s help, Cancer Trials Ireland was able to close out three of these trials and, in one case (the high-risk, localised prostate cancer study), present findings at a prestigious international cancer conference earlier this year, which showed the trial did achieve its primary objective of reducing prostate gland volume. These trials, and all future trials, help doctors and scientists advance ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancers that sadly affect many Irish patients and their families.”

Our Commercial Real Estate team are looking forward to supporting and attending this fantastic event whilst catching up and connecting with colleagues across the property industry for what will be a terrific evening raising money for such an important cause.

If you are interested in showing your support, please get in touch with any member of our Commercial Real Estate team here.  


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