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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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Be Conscious with your coffee cup & help support families affected by Cancer.

Coffee lovers now have an opportunity to help to support families affected by Cancer & help the environment at the same time.

Purple House Cancer Support has joined the Conscious Cup campaign by asking members of the public to buy a reusable Purple House Coffee cup in participating coffee shops.

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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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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

 
 

We are delighted to launch our 2017 Christmas Card selection.
This year’s cards are by a range of local photographers including Tony Brierton, Aidan Flynn & Oisin Mcfarland Smith.
We are also delighted to announce that two of the images are by Aoife McNulty who has shared her own Cancer experience with us below.
The cards are now on sale in our online shop here:
https://www.shop-purplehouse.ie/product/christmas-cards/ 

Read Aoife’s story below…

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Our Community Impact 2016
Thanks to your amazing support, more people were able to access our Cancer Support Centre in Bray and community support services in Leinster.
We could not do it without you!

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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

All are welcome to learn more about the services available to families and individuals affected by Cancer in the Dun Laoghaire and surrounding areas. (more…)

 
 

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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