Florence Buckley

Cervical cancer survivor Florence on why she supports cancer patients by fundraising for the Irish Cancer Society

Cervical cancer survivor Florence explains why she supports cancer patients by fundraising for the Irish Cancer Society. You can help too by signing up for this Sunday’s Colour Dash Family 5k.

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is an incredibly difficult experience for anyone, but for Florence Buckley from Galway the timing on what should have been a joyful occasion made it even harder to bear.

Florence Buckley

“It was on the week of my son’s first birthday that I got the news three years ago, and my daughter was just two-and-a-half at the time,” she said.

Florence went through eight weeks of intensive therapy before eventually getting the all-clear in January 2018.

“I have wanted to help out since then. I was 36 when I was diagnosed and have small kids so people should see that it hits people at any age.”

Florence has been a committed fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society following her own experience, taking part in the recent Marathon in a Month challenge and supporting this Sunday’s Colour Dash Family 5k.

Take part in the Colour Dash Family 5k

You can help make it a day to remember by getting on your most colourful clothes to run, walk, bike or scoot the Colour Dash Family 5k, proudly sponsored by Aldi, on Sunday 5th July to raise vital funds for cancer patients nationwide, with €250 Aldi shopping vouchers up for grabs for the best photos on the day!