"I told my wife that I wanted to put together a bucket list after getting my diagnosis”
The Britton family shares their father Brian's diaries of life with a terminal cancer diagnosis
"I feel I was one of the lucky ones. I didn’t have any symptoms of pancreatic cancer"
"With a new-born to deal with, my mind was spinning."
“I remember my Dad telling me we had to be prepared in case it was something more serious."
“If you take anything from my story, if you notice anything unusual in yourself, then please, please get checked.”
"More and more metastatic patients live for many years with a good quality of life"
Niamh Fortune is one of our inspiring patient advocates, helping in the decision on what research we should fund.
Parent peer support volunteer Laura shares her family's experience of childhood cancer
"It’s only two days a month of a commitment, but the reward you get is fantastic" - Volunteer Driver Katy
"It’s the commitment that people have which makes it special" - Daffodil Day volunteer Shannon Daunt
Meet Daff Man - aka James Gilleran, who has been dressing up in his daffodil suit for more than 25 years
Cancer survivor Caitríona helps by volunteering for the Irish Cancer Society’s Survivor Support service
Meet Dora Bracken, who has been volunteering for the Irish Cancer Society's Daffodil Day for over 30 years
Volunteering and Covid-19
The health and safety of our volunteers, staff, customers and service users, is our top priority.
Those who are in the Very High Risk category are asked not to engage in face-to-face volunteering with the Society at this time, until Government guidelines change. Current guidelines recommend that people in the Very High Risk category cocoon.
The Irish Cancer Society deeply values the contribution that volunteers make, and look forward to welcoming applications from those currently cocooning for face-to-face volunteering opportunities when guidance and risk circumstances change.
Longford man Tom’s charity single goes straight to number one in the Irish iTune charts
Friends Dee Newell & Dee O'Raw created the Deeswimber challenge to get people swimming in December
Following her Mam's cancer diagnosis, Aoife from Athlone started a baking fundraiser to give back to the Irish Cancer Society
Darren Campbell is thru-hiking through the USA's Continental Divide Trail in memory of his cousin Eugene.
Meet the groups and individuals who have been shaving and dying their hair to raise money for cancer services
Donegal friends Eileen & Agnes won an international award for their 'virtual marathon' for the Irish Cancer Society
Aidan Gilhooly felt the Colour Dash Family 5k was a great opportunity to commemorate the memory of his late father-in-law
Dr Bazou, who was named Research Support Staff of the Year at the Irish Cancer Society’s 2021 Research Awards, is researching a rare type of blood cancer called multiple myeloma, as well as a research programme that aims to help doctors to decide what treatments might work best for individual patients with this diagnosis.
Romina Silva is a PhD student in Translational Medicine at UCD, trying to understand why some prostate and ovarian patients don’t respond well to their cancer drugs.
Exercise and health science researcher Dr Mairéad Cantwell shares her experience of using her own research to make lasting improvements to the lives of patients
Luke Jones is an Irish Cancer Society funded researcher who is due to begin work on a project which will look at more effective treatments for a form of childhood blood cancer.
Beth was awarded a 2020 Summer Studentship to complete her study to see how the cancer diagnosis of a person affects the health behaviours of their close family members.
Dr Grainne Sheill's main research interest is in the role of exercise and physical activity in managing the side-effects of cancer treatment and improving survivorship care for patients with cancer.
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