Jewels For Cures was founded by Alison McCormick as a fundraising vehicle to raise funds for cancer research and for the Cancer Clinical Research Trust (CCRT). It is solely run by volunteers, and enables people to turn gold and other valuable metals and jewels into direct funding for cancer research in Ireland.
Jewels for Cures first began in December 2010 when it held a fundraising event which aimed to raise funds from the sale, or auction, of unwanted quality jewelry, gold, pieces of broken jewelry, fine art and antique or classic furniture. The fundraiser accepted donations from the general public and raised over €37,000. This has been the inspiration for Jewels for Cures’s next ambitious fundraising event.
Jewels for Cures is currently in the process of gathering jewelry to create the ‘Brian Boru Millennium Crown’ to commemorate the ancient High King and Emperor of the Irish. Jewels for Cures is asking the people of Ireland and the Diaspora to donate items of gold, platinum or jewels, which will help create this unique Crown. For more information, please visit the Jewels for Cures website below.
You can pledge and donate funds or jewelry directly at www.jewelsforcures.ie