Purple House Cancer Support are members of the HPV Alliance, which was launched on the 9th August 2017.  The HPV Vaccination Alliance is a group of organisations that have come together to sign a contract against cancer, specifically HPV-related cancers.
Recent media coverage shows a fall-off in uptake of the HPV vaccine, which is offered to first-year second level school girls each year. The vaccine protects against strains of the HPV virus which cause seven in ten of all cases of cervical cancer, as well as a number of other cancers that affect men and women.
The HPV Vaccination Alliance has been set up ahead of the new school year and will see organisations from the health, children’s and women’s sectors come together to encourage everyone to look at the facts surrounding this life-saving vaccine.

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Representatives of Purple House Cancer Support attend the launch of the new National Cancer Strategy by Minister Simon Harris in Iveagh House Dublin on Wednesday 5th July.

The Strategy sets out the framework for the treatment and support of Cancer patients in Ireland for the period 2017-2026

Community based charity Purple House Cancer Support have been heavily involved in helping to shape the community support services aspect of the Strategy which highlights the important role that Cancer Support Centre’s play in the psycho-social support of the Cancer patient.

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Our very popular fun run in inflatable sumo suits – Sumo Run Ireland is returning not once, but twice in 2017!

The first event takes place in Marlay Park Dublin on Sunday 23rd April 2017 and again on Bray Seafront on Sunday 27th August 2017.

Sign up for either event at www.sumorun.ie and join us in the fight against Cancer.

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Our 2nd annual cycle challenge in France is taking place from the 7-12th October 2017 and we want YOU to join us and help us to make a difference to the lives of families affected by Cancer.

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