Mobile Information Units

The Marie Keating Foundation’s work focuses on raising awareness of all of the common cancers affecting men and women in Ireland and the healthy lifestyle choices to reduce the risk of cancer. The Marie Keating Foundation has three purpose-built mobile information units which travel around Ireland to bring our life-saving messages of prevention and early detection to as many people as possible, free of charge.

 

Marie Keating Foundation Mobile Information Units

Staffed by a specialist nurse, the mobile information units visit community groups, workplaces, organisations and public places to bring cancer information straight into the heart of communities nationwide. The mobile information units are stocked with take-home information leaflets and packs on the various cancers. The Marie Keating Foundation nurses can talk to people in a private area on board the unit about any concerns that they may have about cancer, either for themselves or for someone else such as a family member or friend. The Foundation is keen to ensure that the harder-to-reach groups are included as part of this nationwide service and makes a concerted effort to target those living in socially deprived areas and people in areas which have a high occurrence of cancer.

Each mobile information unit has interactive displays such as Smokerlyzer® test to measure the carbon monoxide levels in your lungs (for smokers), Fizz to Fat which shows how sugary beverages can turn into body fat, and Fat Chunk models which realistically represent the look and feel of fat inside the body.

The Marie Keating Foundation nurses also visit schools, colleges, workplaces and community centres to give presentations about cancer. These can be general presentations or bespoke for the audience. Topics include:

  • Your Health: Your Choice- how to reduce your cancer risk through healthy lifestyle choices
  • Men's health- an overview of common men's cancers and how men can reduce their cancer risk or spot cancer early
  • Women's health- an overview of common women's cancer and how women can reduce their cancer risk or spot cancer early
  • Breast cancer- risk factors, reducing your risk, checking your breasts
  • Cervical cancer- reducing your risk, smear tests, the HPV vaccine and signs and symptoms of cervical cancer
  • Skin cancer- how to be SunSmart, how to spot skin cancer and monitor your moles and freckles
  • Survivorship- life after cancer and adjusting to the new normal

If you would like one of the Mobile Information Units to visit your school, community centre, etc, please email Angela at info@mariekeating.ie or call her on 01 628 3726.

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Upcoming Unit Locations

. Wed, 23rd May - WYTEC, Cork Road, Waterford - 2 Seminars
. Thur, 24th May - McCabes Pharmacy, City West Shopping Centre, D. 14 - Nurse/Info Stand 11.30-3.30
. Thur, 24th May - Family Resource Centre, Hospital, Co Limerick - Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3

. Fri, 25th May - Headford Shopping Centre, Galway. Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30
. Fri, 25th May - Phelans Pharmacy, Carrigaline, Co Cork - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30
. Mon, 28th May - Abtran Ltd, Blackrock Business Park, Cork. Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30
. Wed, 30th May - James O'Sullivan Pharmacy, Fethard, Co Tipperary. Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3
. Thur, 31st May - Rigneydolphin Group, IDA Industrial Park, Waterford. Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3
. Friday May 31st - Monday June 4th visit our Mobile Unit & Show Garden @ Bloom
. Fri, 8th June - National Gallery of Ireland,89 Merrion Square, D.2. Info talks for staff
. Mon, 11th June - Carers Event, Loughrea Hotel, Co Galway. Nurse/Info Stand 11-3
. Tues,12th June- Our Lady of Lourdes FRC, Childers Road, Limerick. Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3
. Tues, 12th June - Mens Shed Event, Moynalty, Co Meath - Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3
. Tues, 12th June - Traveller Womens Health Event, Sligo
. Wed, 13th June- Moog (Cork), Ringaskiddy, Cork. Mobile Unit/Nurse
. Wed, 13th June - Carers Event, Ard Ri House Hotel, Tuam,Co Galway - 11-3
. Wed, 13th June - Headford Parish Hall, Headford, Co Galway. Men's event 10.30-2.30
. Wed, 13th June - Flextronics Ltd, Dublin Hill, Cork. Health event 12-2
. Thur, 14th June- Letterkenny (outside Boots Pharmacy), Co Donegal - Men's Health Event 11-3
. Thur, 14th June- National Collective Women's Network, Cahirciveen, Co Kerry. Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3

. Sat, 16th June- Cork Summer Show, Cork - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10-5pm
. Sun, 17th June- Cork Summer Show, Cork - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10-5pm

. Tue, 19th June - Southside Travellers Action Group Health Fair
. Tue, 19th June - IBM Ireland, Mulhuddart, D. 15. Nurse/Info Stand 11-3
. Thur, 21st June - IT Alliance (Dublin), Park West, Dublin 12. Nurse/Info Talk 12-2
. Thur, 21st June- Arran Chemicals, Athlone, Co Westmeath - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30
. Sun, 24th June - Corrandulla Show, Co Galway. Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-5
. Tue, 26th June - Elavon (Dublin), Loughlinstown, D.18 - Mobile Unit/Nurse
. Wed, 27th June - Elavon (Wicklow), Arklow, Co Wicklow - Mobile Unit/Nurse