General Public Events

Events for the General Public

Cancer Week Ireland | Monday 24 – Sunday 30 September 2018

Patient Support Meeting

Our patient support Meetings are held twice a year, one in Autumn and the other in the Spring.Whatever stage of your illness – recently diagnosed or some years on, facing chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery or palliative care – we can help....

For Molly Irish Premier

For Molly is a brand new Irish film charting the story of a young Irish couple coming to terms with a shock cancer diagnosis. The film will be screening nationwide from Fri Oct 5th and the filmmakers will be linking in with local cancer support groups to raise funds and awareness to support their work. For screening details go to: http://www.formollymovie.com/...

Pay it forward

Tuscany bistro will be "Paying it forward" with all of our coffee sold on the 28th of September to help raise money for Cancer Week. In each bistro will also have leaflets and information on Cancer Week and there will be donation buckets for the week located in each bistro in Castletroy/Ballina/The Granary....

Abolish Inpatient Charges: Campaign Update

During Cancer Week the Irish Cancer Society will announce the final number of signatures for the Inpatient Charges campaign online petition. For more info or to sign the petition see cancer.ie/inpatientcharges....

National Fitness Day

National Fitness Day, Thursday 27 September 2018, will be the biggest and most visible annual celebration of physical activity of the year. It is the day to celebrate the role that physical activity plays across Ireland. National Fitness Day aims to get more people more active more often. Participating leisure centres, gyms, parks, workplaces and clubs will be opening their doors to welcome you for free activities!...

Dare2Cure Metastatic Breast Cancer

Talk topic: Triple Negative Breast Cancer. An event hosted by the Clinical Cancer Research Trust and the Caroline Foundation. Metastatic, or secondary breast cancer is cancer which firstly started growing in the breast and has moved or spread to another parts of the body. Speakers: Dr Sara Hurvitz (UCLA), Prof John Crown (St Vincents, Dublin) and Martina McDermott PhD (UCLA). ...

Dare2Cure Sarcoma

Talk Title: Prospects for Improved Treatments in Sarcoma. A public talk, organised by the Clinical Cancer Research Trust and the Caroline Foundation. Event Chair: Prof John Crown Guest Speaker: Dr Gary Schwartz, Columbia University, New York....

Purple House Cancer Support Centre Open Day

Visit Purple House Cancer Support Centre, meet our staff, Counsellors, Therapists and volunteers and learn how our free Community based Cancer Support Services can support you and your family. There will be the opportunity to have a cup of tea or coffee and see the workings of a community based Cancer Support Centre. ...

National Nutrition & Cancer Patient Survey

If you have had cancer, we want to you to have your say on how cancer affected your diet and nutrition and how you felt nutrition was prioritised during your cancer journey. This survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and is completely anonymous. The survey results will inform an expert report by the Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IrSPEN)....

World Cancer Research Day

World Cancer Research Day is a unique opportunity for us to become aware of the importance of research. Because, have you ever thought what would happen if cancer research stopped today? This initiative was originally designed to contribute to the objectives of the World Cancer Declaration in promoting cancer research and keeping its momentum going. It aims to accomplish the scientific advances that will lead towards achieving the goal that brings us together: to defeat cancer....

Dublin Sportsfest

The first ever Dublin Sportsfest will bring together the people, the clubs, the sports and the spaces of Dublin in a celebration of sport and physical activity in our capital city. Exercise can considerably reduce your risk of developing several cancers and significantly aid patients in their battle with the disease. Even moderate physical activity can greatly can cut the risk of developing certain cancers and benefit a patient undergoing cancer treatment. ...

Relay For Life Mhaigh Eo

Relay For Life is a 24 hour event that brings the whole community together to Celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, to Remember those whom we have lost to the disease and to Fight Back by increasing our knowledge of cancer and by raising money to fund vital research and services of the Irish Cancer Society....

Relay for Life Carlow

Relay For Life events raise vital funds to support the work of the Irish Cancer Society. At the heart of each Relay For Life event, teams of friends, neighbours, families and colleagues come together in groups and commit to keeping participants walking around a track or path for 24 hours. Fun and exciting activities take place throughout the 24 hours to create a wonderfully festive atmosphere....

Living with Cancer

The Annual Living with Cancer conference organized by the North East Cancer Research and Education Trust (NECRET) in conjunction with Drogheda Oncology and Hematology Unit will take place on Saturday 22 September 2018. This event a public information and support day for those living with cancer and their families/friends will take place in the City North Hotel, Gormanston, Drogheda and will start from 1.30pm....

Living Well With Cancer CORK – National Conference for Cancer Survivorship 2018

A conference for cancer survivors, those who care for them, health care professionals, staff and volunteers from community cancer support groups. The aim of the conference is to provide information and support to enable people to live well after a cancer diagnosis....

Cancer Lab Tours – See Research in Action

This event is for anybody with an interest in cancer research - patients, survivors, carers and families - to visit our research laboratories and hear from our teams of scientists about the work they are doing. Laboratory tours will run at the 3 designated times and participants can select 3 tours. Time slots for tours are as follows: 10.15am; 10.45am; 11.15am. Participants will be allocated time slots for the tours upon arrival. Further details of the tours available through the Eventbrite registration link...

Mouth Cancer Awareness Day

Over 700 cases of Mouth Head and Neck Cancers are diagnosed in Ireland every year. We are asking for your support on Mouth Cancer Awareness Day on Wednesday September 19. Mouth Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Ireland is a partnership involving the Dublin Dental University Hospital, Cork University Dental School and Hospital, Irish Dental Association, Dental Health Foundation, National Cancer Control Programme, Irish Cancer Society and cancer survivors. ...

Living Well With Cancer GALWAY – National Conference for Cancer Survivorship 2018

A conference for cancer survivors, those who care for them, health care professionals, staff and volunteers from community cancer support groups. The aim of the conference is to provide information and support to enable people to live well after a cancer diagnosis....

Burkitt Lecture

Professor Owen P. Smith, CBE, Professor of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine, UCD and Hon. Regius Professor of Physic [1637], Trinity College Dublin, will give a lecture to mark 60 years since Denis Burkitt, a Trinity graduate, published his citation classic on the childhood tumour that now holds his name - Burkitt Lymphoma....

Living with Secondary Cancer – What Happens Now That It’s Back?

A primary cancer is where a cancer starts. Sometimes cancer cells can break away from the primary cancer and settle and grow in another part of the body. This is called secondary cancer. This conference is for people living with secondary cancer and is supported by Novartis....

Living Well With Cancer: The National Conference for Cancer Survivorship 2017

A conference for cancer survivors, those who care for them, health care professionals, staff and volunteers from community cancer support groups. The conference will provide information and support to enable people to live well after a cancer diagnosis....

A Call for Action! Improving metastatic breast cancer care by 2025

As part of Cancer Week 2017, Pfizer Healthcare Ireland invites you to join Elaine Crowley (TV3) and Deirdre Clune M.E.P, among others, to hear about what actions can be taken to improve the outcomes and experiences of people with metastatic breast cancer. After the presentations, Elaine Crowley will facilitate a panel discusison, followed by Q&A. RSVPing to CallToActionmBC@edelman.com is essential and places are limited....

Cancer Research Frontiers

Public symposium “Cancer Research Frontiers” Trinity researchers will shed light on the latest developments in cancer research and potential outcomes for patients and will offer lab tours for behind-the-scenes look into research work....

‘Keeping Abreast’ Play

Written & directed by Eileen Kavanagh Keeping Abreast is not a play about cancer, but rather a play about men, women and their families dealing with illness. Funny and poignant, the play is inspired by real people. CAST: The Venue Players (of Venue Theatre Ratoath Co. Meath) ...

Screening Information Day

Public information day by the National Screening Service covering BowelScreen - The National Bowel Screening Service, BreastCheck - The National Breast Screening Programme, and CervicalCheck - The National Cervical Screening Programme....

Public Information Talk – Cancer Support Services in the Community

Purple House Cancer Support will host a public information talk on Cancer Support Services in the Community in the Beacon Hospital Dublin on Wednesday 27th September at 6pm. Speakers Include: Ms. Veronica O'Leary - Founder & Director of Services Purple House Cancer Support. Ms. Lizzy Kilkenny – RGN, BSC Hons. General Nursing (Oncology) Ms. Helen Forrestal - Beacon Hospital Plus a client of Purple House Cancer Support Centre will share their experience. All welcome!...

Make Blood Cancer Visible Patient Information Evening

As part of Blood Cancer Awareness month in September the Irish Cancer Society, CLL Ireland, Multiple Myeloma Ireland and Janssen are hosting the Make Blood Cancer Visible Patient Information Evening. ...

Screening Information Day

Public information day by the National Screening Service covering BowelScreen – The National Bowel Screening Service, BreastCheck – The National Breast Screening Programme, and CervicalCheck – The National Cervical Screening Programme....

A Conversation About Cancer Rehabilitation

Cancer rehabilitation is medical care that aims to reduce the troubling effects of cancer and cancer treatment so you can reach your maximum potential and live the best quality of life possible. A Conversation About Cancer Rehabilitation aims to provide practical tips and tools to people living with or beyond cancer, along with their family members, friends or carers - Leave with practical advice on how to manage troubling after-effects of cancer and its treatment!...

Cancer Research Art Exhibition

Discovery is an art exhibition in partnership with Peachy, a creative company based in Dublin. The theme of the exhibition is Cancer Research....

ARC Cancer Support Centre’s Open Days

ARC Cancer Support Centres would like to invite you in to meet our team and learn more about our free support services for people affected by cancer and their loved ones...

Cancer Research Showcase

This is a public presentation of the cancer research in the National Institute for Cellular Biotechnology. Talks include: • Dr. Denis Collins – Antibody therapy in breast cancer • Dr. Fiona O’Neill – Radiation therapy in pancreatic cancer • Neil Conlon – Resistance to treatment in breast cancer • Dr. Sandra Roche – Pancreatic cancer PDX program • Dr. Alex Eustace – Translating breast cancer research to the clinic • Nicola Gaynor – Immunotherapy in breast cancer • Dr. Andrew Kellett - TBC...

Purple House Cancer Support Centre Open Day

Come and visit Ireland's longest established Cancer Support Centre, Purple House Cancer Support Centre in Bray, Co. Wicklow. Pop in from 11am-1pm for a cuppa and meet our staff and volunteers, tour our Cancer Support Centre and find out more about the services we offer. All welcome!...

Screening Information Day

Public information day by the National Screening Service covering BowelScreen – The National Bowel Screening Service, BreastCheck – The National Breast Screening Programme, and CervicalCheck – The National Cervical Screening Programme....

Relay for Life Castlebar

Relay for Life is a 24-hour community celebration which honours all those who are affected by cancer. At Relay for Life whole communities come together united against cancer to celebrate life, remember loved ones lost to the disease, and fight back against cancer by raising awareness about cancer prevention as well as raising funds to support the Irish Cancer Society's mission to stop cancer....

Cancer Week Ireland is taking place from Monday 24 to Sunday 30 September and hopes to inspire every community to take part.

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