How your support helps dads

Men's health awareness

By 2020, 1 in 2 of us will receive a cancer diagnosis in our lifetime. This is why prevention and early detection are more important now than ever before.

Help spread the word

June 11-17 is International Men's Health Week and aims to increase awareness of preventable health problems for men, support men and boys to make healthier lifestyle choices, and encourage early detection and treatment of health issues in men.

You can help make the men in your life aware of the important of taking care of their health. 

Spot Cancer Early: Manual for Men

Spot Cancer Early - Manual for Men

This booklet is written for men and looks at how lifestyle affects cancer risk and how to spot cancer early. It includes details on testicular and prostate cancer. It also gives you tips for men on how to make the best of a visit to the doctor.

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The European Code Against Cancer: 12 ways for men on reducing their cancer risk

The European Code Against Cancer, developed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the European Commission 2014,  aims to inform people about actions they can take for themselves or their families to reduce their risk of cancer.

Cancer specialists and scientists from across Europe compiled the code based on the latest scientific evidence on cancer prevention. It consists of twelve recommendations that most people can follow without any special skills or advice. The more recommendations people follow, the lower their risk of cancer will be.

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Why not share these resources on your social media channels? The more people know, the more lives can be saved.

Services for men affected by cancer

Your donation means we can continue to help the dads of Ireland when they need us most. We offer a range of services free of charge that allow dads to focus on themselves instead of worrying about things like lifts to chemo or not knowing who to ask about their diagnosis.

Cancer Nurseline (Freephone 1800 200 700)

A Cancer Nurse on the phone

The Cancer Nurseline is a freephone service that is staffed by cancer nurses. They are there to take calls about all aspects of cancer from worries about symptoms, diagnosis or just listening when someone needs someone to talk to. With your support you are ensuring they will still be there for the next Dad that needs someone to talk to.

Volunteer Drivers

Volunteer driver Cormac standing by his car

The dads of Ireland are the best taxi drivers you can get. But for a dad with a cancer diagnosis, getting to and from chemotherapy treatment can be a struggle. That’s where your donation kicks in. For anyone needing help to get to and from treatment, volunteer drivers are there to help. They drive dads across Ireland to and from their treatment free of charge, allowing them to focus on what’s most important - getting better.

Night Nursing

Mary, an Irish Cancer Society Night Nurse

Unfortunately not all dads make it through a cancer diagnosis and this can be one of the toughest things a family can go through. Your donation means that if a dad wants to come home and spend his last nights surrounded by family, it’s possible. Your donations fund Night Nurses across Ireland that are there to ensure that he is comfortable and his last few nights are as pain-free as possible for him and the family.

These are just a small sample of how your donations will help dads across Ireland this Father’s Day.

You can support your dad this Father's Day in many ways:

  1. Check out our Father’s Day shop
  2. Make a donation
  3. Download 12 steps to reduce your risk of cancer and share with your dad today