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Volunteers needed in Westmeath for Lollipop Day

The Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) needs your help next February! With just two months to go until the 14th annual Lollipop Day, the OCF is calling for more volunteers in Westmeath on Friday February 27 and Saturday February 28, 2015 to help raise vital funds for oesophageal cancer.

Homeowners not acting on radon risk

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A grant scheme has been mooted to assist householders in Mayo to protect themselves against the deadly, cancer causing gas - radon.

Cancer centre to be developed in the west in next decade, report indicates

A new report makes a compelling argument for the development of a “comprehensive cancer centre” in the west.

Changing the face of men’s health in St Muredach’s College

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St Muredach’s College in Ballina welcomed back one of their own last week as former Mayo football captain, Ronan McGarrity, returned to the college.

Recession makes fundraising very challenging for Cancer Care West, says chief executive

The economic downturn coupled with recent charity controversies has made the task of raising €1 million a year “very challenging” for a local cancer charity which depends significantly on public donations.

Men’s health event at Vita House

A cancer prevention and awareness evening will take place in Vita House, Abbey Street, Roscommon on Thursday November 13.

Mayo Pink Ribbon celebrates big fundraising total

Mayo’s efforts to paint the county pink in 2014 raised more than €90,500 for breast cancer research.

Senator doubts A&E could cope with major emergency crisis

A local senator has expressed concern about how University Hospital Galway’s A&E department would cope with any major medical emergency due to the increasing pressure on its services.

Get flu jab, urges HSE West public health chief

Many people in the at risk groups for flu put themselves in danger of contracting a serious illness or even death by failing to get vaccinated, the HSE West’s director of public health warned this week.

Sew Pink for October with The Zip Yard

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The Zip Yard, Ireland’s leading clothing and alterations boutique, are supporting the Irish Cancer Society by donating 50 per cent of turnover in each of their 24 shops throughout the country, including Athlone, on October 10 to the Paint it Pink campaign.


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