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We will have a presence at various events this Summer to ensure you have fun in the sun! We will have suncream giveaways thanks to the Boots Soltan range, SmartSun UK UV wristbands, and information on our Cancer Support Services. Read more for our sun safety tips below.

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The 2018 Sumo Run Ireland – Ireland’s most unique 5 k fun run in inflatable sumo suits on a 5km route in Marlay Park Dublin, Ireland in aid of Purple House Cancer Support. The event takes place on Sunday 22nd April at 12 noon.

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This week is Cervical Cancer Awareness Week and our Board of Trustee Member & Oncology Nurse Lizzy Kilkenny shares some useful information and answers the common questions below.

What is Cervical Screening?
Cervical Screening tests women for changes in the cells of the cervix. Its aim is to detect early cell changes, this is the really important point as cervical cancer takes 7-12 years to develop in most cases.
It’s important to note that it is not a test for Cancer. It’s a test to check for abnormalities in the cells of the cervix which may lead to Cancer.

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This February we are asking you to support people living with Cancer by picking up a Purple Heart pin badge for 2Euro.  Wear your Purple Heart on Valentines Day Tuesday 14th February and show your support!

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Three years before I came to Purple House, I was diagnosed with Squamous cell carcinoma at the base of the tongue and in the right side of my neck.

At that time, I was also diagnosed with a separate cancer in kidney. They decided to deal with the major cancer first and that kicked the hell out of me. They fitted me with a peg before I started the treatment because they knew I was going to be tube fed. I ended up in hospital half way through and after I finished, I was in hospital for three months. Three months after I came out, I then had to go back in to a different hospital to get the kidney done. So I didn’t get a chance to recover and after that recovery took three years. It was three years that I was in and out of hospitals; mentally I was a basket case. I asked myself “Why am I here? What’s this? Three years and I’m still not recovered.

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Please see our new January 2018 class timetable below. Please click on image to view. If you wish to book for any class, please contact us on 012866966 or email info@purplehouse.ie

To download the timetable click here Classes Timetable Spring 2018 Preliminary

 
 

 

Here at Purple House Cancer Support, we are all too aware that Christmas can be an emotional and difficult time for those of us that have had a difficult year.

It is our experience that almost everyone finds Christmas an emotional time of year.

Veronica O’Leary Director of Services at Purple House Cancer Support shares some practical advice and tips for anyone affected by Cancer at Christmas time.

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Thanks to your support, we have helped 184 families so far this year through the services provided in our Cancer Support Centre in Bray, Co. Wicklow and outreach support service in Dun Laoghaire Co. Dublin.

Christmas can be a very difficult time for anyone affected by Cancer and there are a number of ways in which you can support our work.

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Our annual Christmas Candlelight Service takes place on Friday 1st December at 8pm in The Holy Redeemer Church, Main Street Bray, Co. Wicklow.

All are welcome to join us for this special night.  The theme this year is Honour, Grace and Gratitude in our Community.

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As part of our support programmes for children and teenagers affected by Cancer, we are holding two separate events during the Halloween Mid term break.

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