impact of cancer during the pandemic
THE Irish Cancer Society
has released a powerful new ad campaign to show
their support and solidarity with anyone affected by cancer.
Cancer patients and survivors of all ages appear in the
moving ad to show the real-life impact a cancer
diagnosis has on patients and their loved ones. In a
year of increased isolation for anyone enduring a cancer
diagnosis, the ad is aimed at letting the cancer
community know that there are supports and services
available, 'every step of the way'.
Irish Cancer Society Support Line can be contacted on
1800 200 700 or visit
The campaign offers a
glimpse into the daily lives of some of the people
living with, and beyond cancer in Ireland today and
features real-life cancer patients and survivors at
different stages on their cancer journeys. Including,
cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan, who is
currently taking part in a cancer trial in the USA and
eight year old Saoirse Ruane, who appeared on the Late
Late Toy Show in 2020 to share her story.
Conor King, acting CEO of the Irish Cancer Society said,
“We are absolutely honoured that so many people were so
generous with their time, energy and personal stories
featured in this campaign. This story is theirs to tell.
“This past year has been enormously challenging for us
all and we wanted this campaign to be a message of
support for everyone affected by cancer and their loved
“We want this ad to remind people of the extra tough
year it’s been for people who’ve lived through cancer.
We also want to remember the 9,000 families who have
lost a loved one in the past year and whose funerals
would have been impacted by Covid.
“We are here, no-one should face this alone, please pick
up the phone and talk to one of our nurses today and let
us support you.”
The Irish Cancer Society Support Line can be contacted
free of charge on 1800 200 700 or visit