The idea for this wonderful club was conceived by Ann Dowley Spillane, who was on the journey of cancer. It was following her diagnosis and whilst undergoing treatment that she became acutely aware of the need to support each other with ideas, advice and most importantly, a shoulder to lean on. And so in February 2011, The Girls Club now known as Cork Cancer Care Centre, which is based on a solid positive approach and positive encouragement, was born!
Throughout 2011 those touched by Cancer, their families and friends met regularly at the Ambassador Hotel in Cork City, holding many workshops, events and fundraisers.
Ann continued her brave battle with cancer. Sadly ,on October 13th 2017, Ann gained her angel wings.