Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), based at the Ballybrit Business Park, Galway have just announced that the National Breast Cancer Research Institute will be their Charity Of The Year for 2024.

Breast cancer impacts families and community’s nationwide with current statistics showing that 1 in 7 Irish women will develop breast cancer before they reach the age of 75 with 3,422 diagnosed with breast cancer annually.  Based at the Lambe Institute, University of Galway, the National Breast Cancer Research Institute research team are currently working on major national and international projects to improve the diagnosis and treatment for those diagnosed with the disease.

Giving back to the community is an integral part of HPE’s culture. Across the corporation, initiatives with registered charities, such as NBCRI that support the betterment of society are supported. HPE’s centrally supported ‘matched giving’ significantly helps fundraising for approved causes. Employee participation and building team cohesion are important bi-products of the ‘Charity Partnership Program’. In a large company like HPE, employees, who might not work with each other on a day-to-day basis get to engage on impactful initiatives that make a real societal difference.

In the last 8 years alone, HPE Galway has raised in excess of €700,000 in their Charity Of The Year program with various superb partners, continuing this year with NBCRI.

The National Breast Cancer Research Institute fits exactly into the charity spectrum HPE target. Many employees have been either directly or indirectly impacted by breast cancer and cancer in general. HPE in Galway is predominantly a research and development center. They inherently understand the role of research and the impact that NBCRI make in their domain.

NBCRI Operations Manager, Patrick Casey said: “We were thrilled to learn that NBCRI have been chosen as the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Galway Charity Partner for 2024. HPE are a large global business, and their acknowledgement of our efforts in the field of breast cancer research is fantastic and goes a long way in helping to highlight the work of the charity. 

 As a major employer in the Galway area, many HPE staff will have experienced cancer first-hand or through family members and will recognise the importance of research in the fight against the disease, and we look forward to working with them in the year ahead on both promotion of awareness and fundraising campaigns.

 Talking about the announcement, Paddy Medley, Vice President Hybrid Cloud Quality and Managing Director Hewlett Packard Enterprise Galway Ltd said: “In choosing our 2024 Charity of the Year at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, we evaluated several proposals. The National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI) proposal stood out for us. Many of our employees have felt the direct or indirect impact of breast cancer within their circle of family and friends. NBCRI do amazing work in breast cancer research. Research in the area has made huge strides over the last 10 years with survival rates improving significantly. Investment is still needed to fight the battle. Awareness and early detection are critical. Through this initiative we can make a small difference. If we help to positively impact one life it is more than worth it.

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