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The real-life impact of cancer during the pandemic 18.03.21

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'.
The Irish Cancer Society Support Line can be contacted on 1800 200 700 or visit www.cancer.ie .
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 ones.
“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 www.cancer.ie .
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