Marie Keating Foundation

Marie Keating Foundation – Pigsback Charity Partner

Marie Keating Foundation – Pigsback Charity Partner

Welcome to the official Marie Keating and charity partner page.  This page will tell you all about the charity and show you the many ways in which you can help this great charity, including organising a fundraising event, volunteering or simply just donating.

About The Marie Keating Foundation

Following their mother Marie's death from breast cancer in 1998, the Keating family promised to try to provide all women and their families with vital information which could help them to prevent cancer or detect it at its earliest stages.  Their collective aim is "making cancer less frightening by enlightening."

The Marie Keating Foundation is now a leading voice in cancer awareness and information for both men and women in Ireland.

The Marie Keating Foundation provides information on all the key cancers, including breast cancer, cervical cancer, throat cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer and bowel cancer.


How You Can Help


Fundraise – Every cent that you give the Marie Keating Foundation makes a huge difference in helping them to achieve their mission of making cancer less frightening by enlightening. Whether you want to run a 5km, hold a girls night in, do a parachute jump, do a bag pack or come up with your own event, the Marie Keating Foundation is there to help! If you would like to help fundraise, contact Fiona at or call her on (01) 628 3726.


Donate Your Money – Your donation will help them reach more people with the life-saving message about cancer prevention and awareness. You can make a monthly donation or a single donation.


Donate Your TimeYour time, support and talents are vital to keeping the Marie Keating Foundation going. Simply put, they couldn't continue without your help. Help them raise life-saving funds to beat cancer in Ireland.  There are plenty of opportunities to get involved and help raise funds for the Marie Keating Foundation. All you need is a little time to spare and the motivation and dedication to beat cancer. If you would like to learn more about becoming a volunteer, click below.


Skintervention - Melanoma skin cancer is on the rise. Watch the video above to hear from the people who have experienced it first-hand. If any of your family or friends are soaking up the sun without protecting their skin, share this #skintervention video with them.

Upcoming Events


  • Now in its fifteenth year, the Martin Earley Tour of Kildare is for keen cyclists, beginners, families and friends alike offering 110k, 65k and 20k tours.  With an emphasis on fun, the cycle starts and finishes at the Naas Court Hotel with food stops along the way and a BBQ at the finish. Tour de France and Giro d'Italia stage winner, Martin Earley takes part in this event every year. This year's event will take place on Sunday, 7 August 2016.


  • Become a BBQ Hero by hosting a fundraising BBQ in aid of their men’s cancer programmes and services. By registering for a free fundraising pack, you will receive a chef’s hat, posters, invitations, balloons, a Ballymaloe Country Relish coupon and recipe booklet. 

  • WherePhoenix Park, Dublin
  • WhenSunday, 9 October 2016
  • How Much: €20 (5km), €25 (10km), €50 (Family) 

    Join us for the second annual Pigsback 5K/10K Run in aid of The Marie Keating Foundation. All funds that are raised through the event are going towards the Foundation’s breast cancer awareness programmes, so we would really appreciate your support.

    The event will be chipped timed, making it the perfect challenge for a seasoned runner seeking a new PB, a new runner testing the waters or just someone who loves a good walk! Families and dogs are also welcome, so bring them along for a great day of fun.

    All entrants will receive a Pigsback Run t-shirt. You will also be in with a chance of winning one of the many great spot prizes we’ll be giving out on the day, including hotel breaks away, gym memberships and restaurant vouchers.

How is Helping

Last October and The Marie Keating Foundation hosted the Pigsback 5k/10k Run. The event was a great success with all proceeds going to the Marie Keating Foundation. See details above about this year's event.





Marie Keating Shop

Check out the Marie Keating shop for things such as golf balls, t-shirts, pens, stickers, gifts for him, gifts for her, wedding favours and much more.




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