27
February
2020

Make March your month to quit

Gillian Wright (48), from Belfast, is a carer for her husband as he goes through treatment for bowel cancer. She stopped smoking over three months ago with the help of a Cancer Focus NI stop smoking specialist. She says: “I’d been smoking since I was 12 years old. I started because that’s what my fr...

27
February
2020

Kate kicked the habit after 41 years

Kate Pickering (53), from west Belfast, has a 23 year old daughter and works in the community sector. She smoked for 41 years, starting at the age of 12. To help her quit she started up a support group for others. She says: “For me, as with many people, smoking was something you and your peers tried...

10
February
2020

Leave a Gift in your Will for Cancer Focus NI research

On World Cancer Day Cancer Focus Northern Ireland announced a massive £300K investment in pioneering research at Queen’s University Belfast. The cash injection was revealed as the charity launched its new legacy campaign urging people to leave a gift in their Will to fund local, vital research, offe...

09
January
2020

New Year, New Decade, New You

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is starting the new decade by encouraging everyone to make a few small changes to benefit you and your family, improve your health and help lower your risk of cancer. In Northern Ireland over 13,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year. However, many cancers can...