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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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7 Days – 4 Mountains – 1,225km Cycle – Purple House and YOU!
11-17th August 2018
For the first time ever attempted, we are going to climb Ireland’s highest peaks and travel between them by human powered means, by bike!
We want YOU to join us!

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Join us for a trek of a lifetime in Morocco from the 27th September to the 4th October 2018 and help us to rebuild the lives of families affected by Cancer.

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Join Team Purple House in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon on bank holiday Sunday 3rd June 2018 and help us make a difference to the lives of people & families affected by Cancer.

Sign up today here!

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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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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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Cold weather can cause extra challenges to Cancer patients, due to the side effects of Cancer treatments and physical limitations as a result of a Cancer diagnosis.

In this article, we share some tips to help Cancer patients stay safe in cold weather.

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Help us to rebuild the lives of families affected by Cancer by joining Team Purple House in the SSE Airtricity Dublin City Marathon & Dublin Race Series 2018

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I spent my 60th birthday in hospital.  I had experienced problems with my leg but an x-ray seemed to confirm that it was just wear and tear.  Then a fall at work led to further investigation and eventually a diagnosis of bone cancer.

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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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