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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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Calling all budding photographers & artists!

How would you like to see one of your images on our Christmas Cards next year?
We here at Purple House are running a competition to have your photo or drawing on our 2017 Christmas Card selection.

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We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy Christmas and to thank you for your support to us.

We would also like to show you the impact you have made to the people and families we support in your community.

1,272 people visited our Cancer Support Centre in Bray & Outreach Support Clinic in Dun Laoghaire so far this year, for support, counselling, classes & information. 

Please see further details on our community impact below

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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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Make a difference this Christmas by sending an eCard instead of a traditional Christmas Card.

By doing so, you will help us support families affected by Cancer in Ireland.

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Caring at home for a loved one with a serious illness can be both very daunting but also very rewarding.  Hearing the news that someone you love is ill and the prognosis is not good can be very upsetting.  Often people do not know where to turn for help and information.  Discharge from hospital can happen before a care plan is put in place and families can find it difficult to know where to access the necessary equipment such as a special bed or mattress, oxygen or other necessary items.

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