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We are super excited to be the lucky beneficiaries of DCU Cancer Society's Beg Borrow & Steal Campaign. Thanks to all involved for supporting people with cancer!
Women supporting women to quit smoking
Good luck to the participants of the Blakestown We Can Quit programme which starts tonight We Can Quit is a free friendly & supportive 12 week programme for women to quit smoking. The programme offers free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), a weekly smoking cessation group and one to one support. We Can Quit has been successfully rolled out in seven locations in Dublin in the last two years, including Blanchardstown, Beaumont, Artane, Darndale, Blakestown, Kilmore and Bonnybrook, with more in the works. Learn more about the programme at http://www.cancer.ie/reduce-your-risk/community/we-can-quit
Infographic: Smoking in Ireland and attitudes about lung cancer It's Ash Wednesday, a day for giving up things. If you are a smoker, consider quitting smoking. It's the best decision you can make to improve your health and well being. Find out how you can reduce your risk of cancer by quitting smoking, and get tips on how to quit: http://www.cancer.ie/reduce-your-risk/smoking
Almost three-quarters of smokers have never spoken to their doctor or pharmacist about lung health
Did you know? Almost three-quarters of smokers have never spoken to their doctor or pharmacist about lung health according to a survey commissioned by the Irish Cancer Society To coincide with Ash Wednesday, the Society is calling for additional support for smokers who want to quit including better access to cessation services. Read more: http://www.cancer.ie/about-us/news/additional-support-for-smokers-to-quit-smoking-on-ash-wednesday
Every euro raised during Daffodil Day saves lives and increases the quality of life for people touched by cancer. Many of our services that are offered across the country to patients and their families are funded by Daffodil Day. One of these services is our Night Nurses, who provide end-of-life palliative care in patients’ homes surrounded by loved ones. Pictured is the Leavey family with their Night Nurse, Cathy (left). As Elaine Leavy said: “Cathy, our Night Nurse, arrived into our lives on Wednesday, 22nd October 2008. After very brief introductions she became so much a part of our family. We did not know her and she did not know us, but we all had one thing in common. That was to help our Dad's death be as pain free and gentle as possible. We entrusted her with our most precious thing, our Dad's life.” The Irish Cancer Society is the only charity in the country that provides a night nursing service. Because our services are 92% funded by the public, Daffodil Day is absolutely essential for us to be able to continue to offer this service delivering almost 8,000 nights of care each year. Find out how you can get involved today at http://www.cancer.ie/get-involved/fundraise/major-fundraising-drives/daffodil-day/register
We are looking for peer support volunteers for a new programme for parents of children with cancer If you have a child who has had a cancer diagnosis and it has been at least 2 years since your child finished their treatment, consider getting involved. Volunteers would provide support to other parents whose children have cancer. If you would like more information or to apply please contact Deirdre Murphy, Survivor Support Coordinator, at 01 231 0564 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moylagh JFK 50 Mile Challenge
The Moylagh JFK 50 Mile Challenge is only 4 months away but there is still time to get involved Check out Eamon's personal training video blog below and get motivated to sign up for this incredible event! https://www.facebook.com/372343012791741/videos/1307161732643193/?theater For more information about the challenge, visit http://www.50milechallenge.com/
A big thank you to Dell, our lead partner in Daffodil Day as they launched the campaign today from their campuses in Cork, Dublin and Limerick!
Companies all over Ireland are signing up for Daffodil Day and joining us in the fight against cancer Consider joining the ranks of Aviva and the Dublin Chamber of Commerce by organising your own workplace event. We will be there to help you every step of the way! Fundraising at work is fun, easy and helps build team relationships and morale. Not only that, but you and your colleagues will be helping to deliver life-saving services for people living with cancer in Ireland. Learn more at http://www.cancer.ie/get-involved/fundraise/major-fundraising-drives/daffodil-day/get-your-workplace-involved
World Cancer Day 2016: I Can understand that early detection s...
This World Cancer Day we want everyone to be informed about the value of early detection, so we’re asking you to tell us how “I can understand early detection saves lives”. Increasing awareness of signs and symptoms and the importance of early treatment have been shown to improve survival from cancer. To find out more about common signs and symptoms, please visit http://www.cancer.ie/signs-of-cancer While you’re here, take a look at a message about early detection from our volunteers and Leo Varadkar T.D.
Ocean's 16: Daffodil Day Charity Casino Night
Irish Cancer Society's cover photo
Today is World Cancer Day World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February and unites the world under a single theme to highlight the on-going fight against cancer. World Cancer Day aims to reduce the number of preventable deaths each year by raising cancer awareness amongst the general public and pressing governments to take further actions World Cancer Day is the ideal opportunity to spread the word and raise the profile of cancer in people’s minds, in the world’s media, and on the global health and development agenda. This World Cancer Day the Irish Cancer Society encourages you to help shape government health policy change by telling your election candidates to put cancer on the agenda. Learn more at http://www.cancer.ie/cancer-gap