Archive for category: Campaigns
30
September
2016

Research is needed to beat BRCA

Julie Scates (42), from Castlereagh, who lives with her partner Steve Richie, has BRCA 1 and has advanced cancer. She has three children, Courtney (24), Cameron (18) and Leah (12). She says: “I was diagnosed with stage 4 primary peritoneal cancer (PPC), a form of ovarian cancer, when I was 39. It ha...

30
September
2016

Mum Debra hopes for more cancer breakthroughs

Debra Rice (44), a legal secretary from south Belfast, is a BRCA 1 carrier. She is married to Philip (47) and they have a daughter, Emma (8). She says, “My dad’s two sisters died at a young age from breast and ovarian cancer so I’ve been attending a family history clinic at Belfast City Hospital for...

30
September
2016

Joanne hopes research will help her daughters

Joanne Clarke (39) from Newry has BRCA 2 and has had a double mastectomy. She is married to Adrian (43) and they have two daughters, Anna (12) and Ellen (9). Joanne is adamant that more research into the condition is needed and urges people to help Cancer Focus NI raise cash for this important cause...

23
September
2016

Get In Pink this October for breast cancer research

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is calling on local people to hold a pink inspired event during October – breast cancer awareness month – to raise vital funds for pioneering research at Queen’s University Belfast. The In Pink campaign is being run in partnership with MediCare Pharmacy Group. Bre...