Credit Union Support Cancer Awareness
The Marie Keating Foundation “Mobile Cancer Unit” will visit Roscrea on Thursday next the 19th of May from 10.30am to 3.30pm. The unit will be placed outside Roscrea Credit Union on Main Street, and the services the unit offers will be free and available to both men and women.
The Mobile Unit will visit Roscrea as part of a “Cancer Awareness Campaign” organised by the Roscrea Credit Union “Youth Action Group”. The group which consists of Transition Year students from Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré have decided to bring the unit to Roscrea as part of their campaign to make people more aware of Cancer, its causes, and what preventative measures if possible can be taken to stop this terrible disease from happening. In 2006 the Credit Union “Youth Action Group” hosted what representatives from the Marie Keating Foundation described as one of the best ever Cancer Awareness projects that had come to their attention. It is hoped that this campaign will also be a huge success.
As part of the campaign the “Youth Group” will also organsie a number of fundraising activities on Thursday and Friday next. Proceeds from these activities will be donated to the “Marie Keating Foundation” so your support would therefore be greatly appreciated.
A registered nurse will be available at the unit who provides information and awareness to the general public free of charge. The Unit has a welcome area where people can step on, take a seat and wait to see the Nurse. Although the unit is not a screening service, vital information will be available on the day. The Marie Keating Foundation will have charts and prosthetic teaching aids etc on board in order to educate and show and highlight the importance of being aware of your body. The Unit is equipped with take home information leaflets on Bowel, Lung, Skin, Testicular, Prostate, Cervical, Ovarian and Breast cancer. Their Nurse will talk to you one to one in a private area on the mobile unit about any concerns you have about cancer for yourself, a relative, work colleague or neighbor. To date over 60,000 people have attended the cancer information unit, out of which over 300 people have been referred to their GP for further evaluation. This is a rare opportunity for people from Roscrea and surrounding areas to come to town on Thursday next and seek free information in a relaxed and calm environment about any concerns they may have with regards cancer. The “Credit Union Youth Action Group” had a lot of work to do in order to make this initiative happen. Don’t waste this opportunity. The information you take from the Mobile Unit on Thursday next, could help to one day save your life or the life of someone very close to you. All are welcome.