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World Cancer Day: 4th Feb

22/01/2018

MediCare focus on World Cancer Day with Cancer Focus NI
 
Leading local pharmacy group MediCare is gearing up to mark World Cancer Day on 4th February alongside charity partner Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.
The charity will be attending several MediCare branches across Northern Ireland in the run up to World cancer day at which they will be providing health awareness information and advice on how to lower the risk of cancer to the pharmacy groups customers.
 
MediCare Pharmacy Group Professional Services Manager Colin Deehan said: “We are inviting our customers to come along on World Cancer Day and find out more about what they can do to reduce the risk of cancer for themselves, their families and their friends.
 
“We will also have information on a range of support services available from our pharmacies from stop smoking and taking care in the sun to healthy eating, keeping fit and the signs and symptoms of cancer.
“We're pleased to be working in partnership with Cancer Focus NI to help raise awareness of these key health messages within our local communities.”
Rosie Forsythe, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Cancer Focus NI, said: “We are delighted that MediCare is hosting these information stands in their stores. We are keen to reach out into communities to spread the word about how you can improve your health.
“It’s expected that the number of cancer cases will rise by 65% by 2035, which is a significant increase. The figures underline the importance of working to try and lower everyone’s risk of cancer, to ensure early diagnosis and to have better, more timely treatment for local patients.
“MediCare stores are located in the heart of our communities and has a key role to play in reaching local people with information that could make a real difference to their lives.”
Cancer Focus NI is a local cancer charity that provides a wide range of services for Northern Ireland cancer patients and their families including counselling, family support, art therapy, creative writing therapy, and Zest for Life.
The charity also funds major breast cancer research at Queen’s University Belfast and carries out cancer prevention schemes in workplaces, schools, sports clubs and community venues.
If you have any concerns about cancer call the charity’s free NurseLine on 0800 783 3336. To find out more about the Cancer Focus NI, please call Rosie Forsythe on 028 9068 0759, email rosieforsythe@cancerfocusni.org or visit www.cancerfocusni.org.



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