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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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With Summer fast approaching, leading Cancer charity, Purple House Cancer Support is opening a Sun Smart & Cancer Awareness Hub on Bray Seafront this Summer.

Ireland has the 14th highest rate of skin Cancer in the World and the aim of the Purple House Sun Smart Hub is to help reduce this statistic by giving out free sun cream and making the public aware of the simple ways to reduce their cancer risk and to stay safe in the sun.

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Byron Hayes speaks about the sense of fear and isolation that a Cancer diagnosis can bring to a family. These feelings can be heightened at Christmas due to the emotion that this time of year brings.  Watch Byron’s video here

Help us to support more people like Byron this Christmas.

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Lauren Kelly from Spin1038 Encourages young people to be Cancer Aware this Summer

Lauren Kelly, presenter of SpinTalk on Spin1038 has been announced as an Ambassador of Purple House Cancer Support and this Summer she is using her role to remind young people of the importance of being Cancer Aware.

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Director of National Cancer Registry Dr. Harry Comber says:

“The large, and growing, number of cancer survivors in our community will have major implications for cancer support services in the coming years”

Purple House Cancer Support welcome the findings of the latest report from the National Cancer Registry, which shows that Cancer survival rates are improving.  This means that the high demands currently on our Cancer support services will increase in the coming years.

 

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Ireland’s first 5km Sumo Run in aid of Purple House Cancer Support! Help us break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed in Sumo Suits!  Your Sumo Suit is included in the entry fee and is yours to keep!

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All of Purple House Cancer Support’s services in Bray & Dun Laoghaire will be closed for the Summer break from Friday 31st July until Monday 17th August at 10am.

Our team will be back to support you and your family after this short break.  Thank you for your support.

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This Summer, Purple House Cancer Support has teamed up with SmartSun UK to ensure that you take proactive steps to reduce your risk of developing skin Cancer, the most common form of Cancer in Ireland.

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In 2015, we will celebrate 25 years of providing community based Cancer Support Services.

As Ireland’s 1st Community based Cancer Support Centre, we are delighted to reach this milestone and we look forward to celebrating this achievement with some special events during 2015.  More details soon!

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Our support services and Drop-in Centre will be closed from Friday 19th December and will re-open on Monday 5th January 2015 at 10am.

We would like to wish all of our clients, friends & supporters a very Happy Christmas and every good wish for 2015.

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