The Marie Keating Foundation’s work focuses on raising awareness of all of the common cancers affecting men and women in Ireland and the healthy lifestyle choices that reduce the risk of cancer. The Marie Keating Foundation has three purpose-built mobile information units which travel around Ireland to bring our life-saving messages of prevention and early detection to as many people as possible. The service is free of charge to community groups, schools and colleges. We do ask for payment from corporate companies in order to continue to allow us to provide the service free of charge to others.
Staffed by a specialist nurse, the mobile information units visit community groups, workplaces, organisations and public places to bring cancer information straight into the heart of communities nationwide. The mobile information units are stocked with take-home information leaflets and packs on the various cancers. The Marie Keating Foundation nurses can talk to people in a private area on board the unit about any concerns that they may have about cancer, either for themselves or for someone else such as a family member or friend. The Foundation is keen to ensure that the harder-to-reach groups are included as part of this nationwide service and makes a concerted effort to target those living in socially deprived areas and people in areas which have a high occurrence of cancer.
Each mobile information unit has interactive displays such as Smokerlyzer® test to measure the carbon monoxide levels in your lungs (for smokers), Fizz to Fat which shows how sugary beverages can turn into body fat, and Fat Chunk models which realistically represent the look and feel of fat inside the body.
The Marie Keating Foundation nurses also visit schools, colleges, workplaces and community centres to give presentations about cancer. These can be general presentations or bespoke for the audience. Topics include:
- Your Health: Your Choice- how to reduce your cancer risk through healthy lifestyle choices
- Men's health- an overview of common men's cancers and how men can reduce their cancer risk or spot cancer early
- Women's health- an overview of common women's cancer and how women can reduce their cancer risk or spot cancer early
- Breast cancer- risk factors, reducing your risk, checking your breasts
- Cervical cancer- reducing your risk, smear tests, the HPV vaccine and signs and symptoms of cervical cancer
- Skin cancer- how to be SunSmart, how to spot skin cancer and monitor your moles and freckles
- Survivorship- life after cancer and adjusting to the new normal
If you would like one of the Mobile Information Units to visit your school, community centre, etc, please email Angela at [email protected] or call her on 01 628 3726.
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Upcoming Unit Locations
We are delighted to announce that our Mobile Information Units are now officially back on the road and will be bringing vital information on cancer awareness and prevention to your area soon. If you feel this may be of interest in booking a mobile unit visit for your business or community please give us a call on (01) 6283726 or email [email protected]
Upcoming Mobile Unit Visits
Tuesday 30th of May Cara Phort Family Resource Centre , Harbour Street, Ballynacargy Mullingar, Westmeath, Time: 10:30am-3pm, Mobile unit and nurse.
Wednesday 31st of May Artane Family Resource Dublin Centre Time, Time: 10am-12pm, Mobile unit and nurse.
Thursday June 1st -Monday June 5th Bloom Festival Phoenix Park Dublin entrance one, Mobile unit and nurse.
Thursday the 8th of June Castlebar Mayo Library, 10am-2pm, Mobile unit and nurse.
Tuesday 13th of June South Hill Family Resource Centre Limerick, Time: 10am-2pm, Mobile unit and nurse.
Friday 16th of June Kilroy Pharmacy Ballina Mayo Time: 11am-3pm, Mobile unit and nurse.
Thursday 22nd June Gort Cancer support Group Galway, Time: 10am-3pm, Mobile unit and nurse.
Friday 23rd of June Galway Traveller movement soccer match event, Time: 10am-3pm Galway Hibernians Soccer Club. Mobile unit and nurse.
Friday 23rd of June Mohill Family Support Centre CLG Longford 11am-2.30pm Mobile unit and nurse.
Tuesday 27th of June Cara Phort Family Resource Centre , Harbour Street, Ballynacargy Mullingar, Westmeath, Time: 10:30am-3pm, Mobile unit and nurse.
Thursday 29th of June Molloy's Pharmacy Roscommon Time: 10am-3pm Mobile unit and nurse.
Nurse Only community visits
Thursday 1st of June Fettercairne Tallaght community centre Dublin D24 RCH2 . 10am-1pm Nursing talk.
Tuesday the 6th of June Youth reach further education centre Westmeath. 10am-12pm Nursing talk.
Wednesday 7th of June Westmeath Womens Shed 10.30am-12.30pm. Women’s health talk.
Friday the 9th of June Three drives family resource centre Tipperary 10.30am-2pm. Womens/mens health talk.
Men’s Health week
Monday 12 th of June James O keeefe Memorial institute demesne Cork P51 C5YF 10am-11am, Mens Health Talk.
Monday 12th of June Mens Health talk in St Fursa Hall Headford Galway 4pm -8pm Men’s Health Talk.
Wednesday 14th of June Mens health day 10am-12pm Phoenix Park Dublin.
Thursday 15th of June men’s health day talk in the court yard shopping centre Letterkenny Donegal 12pm-4pm.
Friday 16th of June Community event in the square shopping centre Tallaght Dublin 10am-4pm.
Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th of June Our nurse Is at the Cork Summer show both days.
Thursday 22nd of June Newbridge library Kildare 10am-11.30am Womens health talk.
Thursday 28th of June Ballymoate family resource centre Sligo. 11am-1pm women's and mens health talk.
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