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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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Can you help us by signing our petition and sharing it with your family & friends?

Despite unprecedented demand on our daily services we receive only 20% of our day to day funding from the HSE. We rely almost entirely on donations and fund raising events to survive.

We are calling on the HSE and the Minister for Health Simon Harris to provide sustainable funding to enable us to keep up with the demand on our Services.

Sign our Petition to the Minister for Health & HSE HERE

There are 150,000 Cancer survivors in Ireland.
1 in 4 Cancer survivors have physical/psychological consequences following treatment.

By 2020 1 in 20 people will be a Cancer survivor.

In 2016 more than 1,200 People visited Purple House Cancer Support Centre in Bray and Outreach Support service in Dun Laoghaire for vital Cancer Support Services.

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As part of Dun Laoghaire Festival of Inclusion, Purple House Cancer Support will be holding a public information talk on our Cancer Support Services in the Community on Tuesday October 10th at 11am in The Dun Laoghaire Club, Eblana Ave, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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Our 18th Annual Lugnaquilla Challenge takes place on Sunday 3rd September.

Join us and experienced leaders as we climb Leinster’s highest mountain and help us to support families affected by Cancer in Ireland.

Choice of two walks: Lug Summit Walk (5-6 hours) and leisurely Nature Walk (2-3 hours)

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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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We want to say a massive Thank You to all of the amazing ladies who took part in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon for Purple House Cancer Support!

Your efforts ensure that our Cancer Support Centre can open daily and provide vital services such as Counselling and workshops for families and children affected by Cancer.

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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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Have you ever heard someone say, I’m like a duck, calm on the surface but underneath I’m paddling furiously….well that’s what  it was like for me getting this cancer diagnosis and going through treatment.

When I say, I don’t think I would be here if it wasn’t for purple house, I don’t say that lightly!!!!

I was 38 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer….everyone’s reaction along with my own was, how can that be possible, I’m too young.

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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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