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 that 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. The service is free of charge to community groups, schools and colleges. We do ask for payment from corporate companies in order to continue to allow us to provide the service free of charge to others.

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.

For further details on our Corporate Wellness Programme for Workplaces, click here.

Upcoming Unit Locations

Tues, 30th Oct - National University of Ireland, Galway - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30
Weds, 31st Oct - Cara Pharmacy, Drumshambo, Co Leitrim. Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3pm
Weds, 31st Oct - Harvey Norman Store, Waterford. Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3
Thur, 1st Nov - Dell EMC, Cherrywood, Dublin 18 - Nurse/Info Talk for staff @ 12
Thur, 1st Nov - Distillery Building, Church Street, Dublin - staff talk 1,.30-5
Fri, 2nd Nov - Boyne Grove Pharmacy,Ballsgrove,Drogheda, Co Louth - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3
Fri, 2nd Nov - Respond, Grace Park Rd,Drumcondra,Dublin 9 - Nurse/Health talk @ 10am
Mon, 5th Nov - Dromcollogher School, Co Limerick - student talks
Tues, 6th Nov - Cisco, Oranmore Business Park, Galway - staff health talks 12-2
Tues, 6th Nov - Caritas College, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10 - student talks 11.45-1.00
Tues, 6th Nov - Liberty Insurance, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10-3
Tues, 6th Nov - Enercon, Kerry Tech Park,Tralee,Co Kerry - staff talk 12-2
Weds, 7th Nov - Solas Family Resource Centre, Headford, Galway - Nurse/Health Stand 10-2
Weds, 7th Nov - Castletroy College, Castletroy, Co Limerick - student talks 11-3
Thur, 8th Nov - Liberty Insurance, Cavan. Mobile Unit/Nurse 10-3
Fri, 9th Nov - AIB, Sandyford, Dublin 18 - staff health talk 10.30-12.00
Fri, 9th Nov - Foynes Pharmacy, Foynes, Co Limerick - Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3
Mon, 12th Nov - Exterion Media, Kingswood, Clondalkin, D.22. Men's health talk @ 9am
Mon, 12th Nov - BDO, Beaux Lane House, Mercer St, Dublin 1 - staff health talk 12.45
Tue, 13th Nov - West Offaly Power, Shannonbridge, Co Offaly - staff health talk
Tue, 13th Nov - Carrigaline Community School, Co Cork - student talks
Wed, 14th Nov - Community health talk, Ballinalee, Co Longford
Wed, 14th Nov - Mallinckrodt, Blanchardstown, D.15 - staff health talk 10.30-12
Wed, 14th Nov - Dell EMC, Raheen Business Park, Limerick - staff health talk @ 12
Wed, 14th Nov - St John's Hospital, Raheen Business Park, Limerick - men's health talk @ 2.30
Thur,15th Nov - Mohill Family Resource Centre, Mohill, Co Leitrim. Nurse/Info Stand 10.30-2.30
Thur,15th Nov - Tacu Family Resource Centre,Ballinrobe, Co Mayo - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3
Thur,15th Nov - Aviva, One Park Place,Hatch St, D.2 - men's health talk @ 1pm
Thur,15th Nov - Aviva, Cherrywood,D.18 - men's health talk @ 1pm
Thur,15th Nov - Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles, Co Tipperary - student talks 11-2
Fri, 16th Nov - St Andrews College, Booterstown,Blackrock,Co Dublin - student talks full day
Mon, 19th Nov - Airtel ATN, Dun Laoire, Co Dublin - staff workshop 12.30-2
Mon, 19th Nov - Cork Inst of Technology,Rossa Avenue, Cork - Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30
Tue, 20th Nov - Drumlish Men's Shed, Co Longford. Men's health talk.
Tue, 20th Nov - Central Bank of Ireland, North Wall Quay, D.1 - staff health talk 1-2.30
Wed, 21st Nov - Cavan Institute, Cathedral Road, Cavan - Mobile Unit/Nurse 11-3
Thur,22nd Nov - Kerry Foods, Shillelagh, Co Wicklow - Mobile Unit/Nurse 2.30-7
Fri, 23rd Nov - Cobh Careplus, 3 East Beach, Cobh, Co Cork. Mobile Unit/Nurse 10.30-3.30