Please think pink tomorrow

The Pink Ladies Cancer Support Group have organised a day of events on Wednesday 4th February 2015 as part of World Cancer Day.

The events will kick off at the Long Tower Youth & Community Centre, Anne Street, Derry at 9.30 am with a discussion hosted by Professor Mark Lawler who has over 20 years’ experience in cancer research and is currently at the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology within Queens University. His discussion will centre on how early detection is vital in the fight against cancer and what we should be doing to raise awareness. Registration for this event is from 09.00 am.

This will be followed by a Health Information Session in the Corn Beef Tin, Central Drive, Derry, 12-1pm. This event will offer advice on health whilst checking people’s blood sugar, cholesterol, BMI and blood pressure. There will be a presentation by Pink Lady members, Beverley Caldwell and Clare Cregan on why cancer patients should receive home heating payments when going through chemotherapy and equal access for all to cancer drugs. There will be stalls with advice on services providing support for Cancer prevention, treatments, life after diagnosis and advice services provided by Dove House. This will include FREE lunch and refreshments.

In the early afternoon there will be a healthy living event for P7 pupils within Fountain Primary School, 18 Hawkin Street, incorporating healthy eating tips such as making smoothies and exercise through yoga.

The day will conclude with a Health MOT at the refurbished Ulster Bank building, Waterloo Place, from 2-4pm. This programme of events is funded by Triax Neighbourhood Health Improvement Project and Department of Social Development.

Everyone Welcome - For more information Contact Pink Ladies at Hillcrest House on 028 71347515 or keep an eye on our facebook page for updates