The Marie Keating Foundation to hold free Breast Cancer Seminar in Dublin as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Marie Keating Foundation will hold a free breast cancer seminar in the Albert Hall, Royal College of Surgeons, St. Stephen’s Green from 6.15pm -8.30pm, Tuesday 24th of October. Learn from experts about ways to survive & thrive during and after breast cancer treatment, which is the most common female cancer in Ireland. The event is free of charge but registration is essential (caregivers, friends and family members are also welcome to attend). Register now on www.mariekeating.ie/events or call 01 628 3726.

The free seminar will include talks on physical activity & exercise with Marie Murphy (Consultant Exercise & Nutrition Specialist & former Olympian), diet & nutrition with Eleanor Sutton (Nutritionist), mindfulness with Elizabeth O’ Brien (Clinical Psychologist), breast care with Carol Spillane (Breast Care Clinical Nurse Specialists) and Marie Molloy will kindly share her breast cancer journey. According to the National Cancer Registry of Ireland there are nearly 30,000 women living with breast cancer in Ireland.

Every year around 3,200 cases are diagnosed and the number of breast cancer cases being diagnosed increases each year.  One in ten women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. However, the survival rate for breast cancer continues to improve thanks to early detection and improvements in treatments.

Speaking ahead of the Dublin seminar, Dr Carla O’ Neill, Director of Nursing Services, the Marie Keating Foundation, said, “We are delighted to be holding this event in Dublin. The county has an above-average incidence of breast cancer in the country so it’s vital that women in the county come together to learn about the risk factors for the disease and how they can reduce their risk, as well as to learn about what supports are available to those already affected by the disease. We know that there are things we can do to help turn the tide against breast cancer so I would encourage as many women as possible to make the time to join us at this free event.”

In order to raise funds for its breast cancer programmes and services, and raise awareness for metastatic breast cancer, the most advanced stage of the disease, the Marie Keating Foundation is asking people in Dublin to sponsor a pink rubber duck which will swim in the Powering Pink Duck Race on the River Liffey on 29th of October 2017. Each duck costs €4 with all proceeds going to the Marie Keating Foundation’s breast cancer services. The owner of the first rubber duck across the finish line will win a luxury weekend break for two people in the five-star Conrad Hotel in Dublin. Ducks can be sponsored from www.mariekeating.ie/ducks

 

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