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 the lower socio-economic groups, 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 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 workplace, school, community centre, etc, please email Angela at info@mariekeating.ie or call her on 01 628 3726.

 

Upcoming Unit Locations

All venues in bold are open to the public.  Our service is free of charge. 

Thur, 21st Sept - National Ploughing Championships, Tullamore, Co Offaly - Nurse/Stand in Health Stand

Fri, 22nd Sept - St Michael's Centre, Bandon, Co Cork 

Mon, 25th Sept - St Colmcille's School, Knocklyon, D. 14 - Student Talks

Mon, 25th Sept - Thomond Park Limerick (Health Event) - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10-2pm

Mon, 25th Sept - Thomond Park, Limerick - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10-2pm 

Tues, 26th Sept - Cook Medical Health, Nat Tech Park, Limerick - Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3pm

Wed, 27th Sept - UCC Health Matters Day, University College Cork. Mobile Unit/Nurse 10-3pm

Weds, 27th Sept - UCC Cork Health Matters Day - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10-3pm

Wed, 27th Sept - Cook Medical Ltd, Plassey, Limerick - employee wellness day

Weds, 27th Sept - Queally Group, Naas, Co Kildare. Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30

Weds, 27th Sept - Willis Towers Watson, Merrion Road, Dublin 4.  Staff health talks 11.30-1.30

Thur, 28th Sept - Cancer Support Centre, Station House, Tipperary - talk @ 7pm, all welcome

Thur, 28th Sept - Castletown Pharmacy, Celbridge, Co Kildare - 11-3.30pm. Mobile Unit/Nurse

Mon, 2nd Oct - Survive & Thrive Fashion Show, Conrad Hotel, Dublin - 8pm

Mon, 2nd Oct - Bantry Primary Health Care, West Lodge Hotel, Bantry, Co Cork - Nurse talk 11-2

Tues, 3rd Oct - Scoil Chriost Ri, Portlaoise, Co Laois - students talks 9.30am

Tues, 3rd Oct - Colaiste Na Mi, Navan, Co Meath - student health talks 

Tues, 3rd Oct - EirGen Pharma, Butlerstown, Waterford - Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3pm

Tues, 3rd Oct - St Dominic's School, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 - Student health talks

Tue, 3rd Oct - Colaiste an Chreagain, Mountbellew, Co Galway - student health talk

Wed, 4th Oct - Racket Hall, Roscrea, Co Tipperary - mobile unit/nurse - health event 11-3.30

Wed, 4th Oct - Mallow Community Centre, Fair St, Mallow, Co Cork - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3

Thur, 5th Oct - Kerry Foods, Shillelagh, Co Wicklow - 10.30-3pm

Thur, 5th Oct - IRD Duhullow, James O'Keeffe Centre,Newmarket, Co Cork-health talk @ 7.30

Fri, 5th Oct - McManus Pharmacy, Main Street, Arvagh, Co Cavan. Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3pm

Fri, 6th Oct - M&S, Cork - Nurse/Information Stand 10.30-3pm

Tue, 10th Oct - Cavan Institute, Cathedral Road, Cavan. Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3pm

Tue, 10th Oct - Aurivo, Dairy Ingredients, Ballaghadereen, Co Roscommon - Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3.30

Tue, 10th Oct - Pepsi Ltd, Little Island, Cork - Mobile Unit/Nurse 

Wed, 11th Oct - Athy International Concentrates, Athy, Co Kildare - Mobile Unit/Nurse 2-4.30pm 

Wed, 11th Oct - South Tipperary Hospital - Nurse/Info Stand 10-2

Wed, 11th Oct - Seniors Health Event @ Absolute Hotel, Limerick 11-3

Thur, 12th Oct - Pepsi Ltd, Carrigaline, Co Cork 

Fri, 13th Oct - Terenure College, Terenure, Dublin 6 - student health talks

Fri, 13th Oct - Aurivo Ltd, Killygordon, Co Donegal - Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3pm 

Fri, 13th Oct - Cobh Careplus Pharmacy, 3 East Beach, Cobh, Co Cork - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30

Mon, 16th Oct - Alexandra College, Milltown, Dublin 6 - student health talks 

Mon, 16th Oct - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Little Island, Cork

Tue, 17th Oct - Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Ringaskiddy, Cork

Tue, 17th Oct - Vodafone, Leopardstown, Dublin 18 - staff health talk

Wed, 18th Oct - Integer Ltd, Parkmore Business Park, Galway - staff talk 09.30

Wed, 18th Oct - Wyeth Ltd, Askeaton, Co Limerick 

Thur, 19th Oct - Women's Network Event, Unit 2 Saarsfield Gardens, Moyross, Limerick - 10-2pm

Fri, 20th Oct - Mountbellew Town, Galway - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30

Sat, 21st Oct - Solas Cancer Support Centre, Waterford - 10-2.30

Tue, 24th Oct - Mylan Respiratory, Baldoyle Ind Estate, D. 11 - staff health talks

Wed, 25th Oct - Dept of Agriculture, Food & Marine, Portlaoise, Co Laois - staff health event

Wed, 25th Oct - Milennium Family Resource Centre, Thurles, Co Tipperary - Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3