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We will be starting a 16 week walking programme called Strides for Life on Friday 28th September at 9.30am at Purple House Cancer Support Centre, Aubrey Court, Parnell Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow.

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As part of Cancer Week 2018, we will be holding an Open Day at Purple House Cancer Support Centre Bray on Tuesday 25th September from 11am-1pm

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We will be running the Stanford Cancer Thriving & Surviving Programme in the Spring of 2019.  This is a self management programme for Cancer survivors with the aim of improving your quality of life to better manage your daily health.

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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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