Cancer survivors to sing at fashion show

Something to Sing About (STSA ) is very pleased that its second public performance will take place in conjunction with Mayo Cancer Support—Rock Rose House—for a fundraising fashion show with a difference on Friday April 5 in Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar.

STSA was conceptualised and founded by Dr Paul Donnellan, consultant oncologist at Galway University Hospitals and Mayo General Hospital and he has brought the organisation to fruition over the past number of months. The concept behind STSA is a simple one, “A diagnosis of cancer is shocking news,” Dr Donnellan explains, “but STSA celebrates the fact that, with the right treatment, the outlook can be quite good. For example 80 per cent of prostate cancer patients will survive their disease; 90 per cent of breast cancer patients live longer than five years, and many of these patients are cured. There are more cancer survivors alive at this moment than at any other time in the history of the world. This is surely something to sing about!”

However cancer survivors need ongoing support, especially from fellow survivors. STSA promotes this by bringing cancer patients together on a regular basis to sing songs and have a bit of fun. This evening of song, style, and sumptuous food is one for the calendar for many reasons.

Tickets for the night in Breaffy are €20, including food and wine and a raffle for many valuable prizes. The event will start at 7.30pm.

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