Get Lively for Lung Cancer

Get active this November!

November is Lung Cancer Awareness month so there's no better time to get lively and support vital services.

It could be a couch to 5k, maybe committing to 10,000 steps a day, or get brave and take a cold plunge every day.

Whatever you do you'll know you're helping men and women across Ireland affected by lung cancer.

How to get started

1. Choose What to Do

By yourself or as part of a team decide what you would like to do.
You could walk, run, swim, or something completely different!

2. Set a Target

Now you know what you want to do – set yourself a target and set up your fundraising page by cliking Start Fundrasing below and filling in your details.

3. Tell Everyone!

Get the word out on social media to let people know about your event and get your friends and family to share the word too.
And most importantly; Have fun!

7 people are diagnosed with lung cancer in Ireland every day

Ted O’Driscoll is 59, a retired Pharmacist from Fermanagh, married with 2 grown up children, and 2 grandsons aged 3 and a newborn. He was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer at the age of 54 in 2017 after experiencing pain in his chest and breathlessness. On diagnosis he was treated with standard chemotherapy which unfortunately didn’t have a huge effect.

After undergoing immunotherapy, which at the time was very new. Thankfully this was a success and Teds cancer is now stable.

He has eperienced ,any ups and downs in his journey but now he is generally well except for breathlessness.

"It is possible to live a reasonable life throughout a cancer journey with the help of magnificent my doctors’ modern medicines."

7 people are diagnosed with lung cancer in Ireland every day. Your support allows us to provide free community awareness programs, financial aid, and support services for people like Ted.

More people die from lung cancer in Ireland than any other type of cancer, it’s the biggest cancer killer causing more deaths than breast and prostate cancer put together all over the world. Every 18 seconds, someone, somewhere in the world dies of lung cancer. However, new research released November 1st 2023  by the Marie Keating Foundation shows only 5% of Irish people are aware that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths among women, while just 20% know that it is the cancer that claims the most lives among men. Read key stats from this research HERE

It doesn’t have to be this way and this year, as we kick off Lung Cancer Awareness month, we are calling on the Government, stakeholders, and the public to ‘change how we see lung cancer’.

Supporting the campaign, Professor Jarushka Naidoo, Professor of Medical Oncology and Consultant Medical Oncologist at Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre, Lung Cancer Chair for Cancer Trials Ireland and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Oncology at Johns Hopkins University said: 

“Early detection can save lives. When lung cancer is found at an earlier stage, there is a better chance of the ability to deliver treatments with the intent of cure. We have seen an explosion of new treatment options for patients with lung cancer. We need to give patients a chance to receive these therapies, by identifying lung cancer earlier, and more able to tolerate treatment. Evidence from other countries shows that early detection programmes can pick up lung cancer early, and result in improved patient outcomes.”

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