Action Cancer

Action Cancer

United Kingdom

Action Cancer is a Northern Ireland cancer charity, established in 1973 by cancer specialist Dr George Edelstyn.

Our founder's vision for the future was that people in Northern Ireland would be free from the risk of cancer. At Action Cancer today our mission is to save lives and support people and we maintain a pioneering role in the development of cancer services.

Action Cancer works right across Northern Ireland providing:

  • Early detection services for the Northern Ireland community
  • Counselling and support services for cancer patients and their families
  • Cancer prevention
  • Health promotion

Each of us will know someone in our own circle of family or friends, whose life has been touched by cancer. Cancer is set to become the biggest killer by 2015 with Northern Ireland suffering from one of the highest incidences of the disease, Action Cancer is committed to further developing it's cancer prevention, detection and support services.

Action Cancer's Content

Action Cancer Chief Executive Gareth Kirk has launched an urgent appeal to raise £100,000
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Action Cancer, Northern Ireland’s leading cancer charity has detailed the human impact of closing its cancer services in the face of the current pandemic.
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Always wanted to fly across the lagan? Now is your chance! Sign up now to zip line 1000ft across Belfast’s River Lagan and reach speeds of up to 40mph while being 150ft high! All proceeds raised will go towards the delivery of Action Cancer’s prevention, detection and support services.
Dates:
25 April 2020
Belfast
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Join Action Cancer on Saturday 23rd May 2020 to conquer the seven peaks of the highest and most spectacular mountain range in Northern Ireland while helping local people affected by cancer. All proceeds raised will go towards the delivery of Action Cancer’s prevention, detection and support services.
Dates:
23 May 2020
Newcastle
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Join us for our special Mother's Day 3K walk in aid of Action Cancer.
Dates:
21 March 2020
Lurgan
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Looking for your festive spirit? Well, you will most definitely find it at the Lurgan Action Cancer Community Group's Christmas extravaganza!
Dates:
30 November 2019
Lurgan
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Join Action Cancer Holywood Group for their Annual Coffee Morning & Christmas Fair in the Culloden Hotel on Monday 18th November 2018.
Dates:
18 November 2019
Holywood
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THE FAIR IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE! If you are fan of vintage cars, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Sci-fi TV & Film or love a selection of superb craft stalls then Retro Fair 2019, at Action Cancer House, is not to be missed!
Dates:
12 October 2019
Belfast
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Following on from last year’s sell out screening of Home Alone, Action Cancer brings you Home Alone 2, Lost in New York and a host of festive entertainments.
Dates:
07 December 2019
Belfast
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Descend the Dome charity event happening at Victoria Square on Sunday 22nd September! Why not take on this exciting challenge for Action Cancer and abseil from Victoria Square’s iconic glass dome in aid of their charity of the year, Action Cancer. Registration fee: £35pp Minimum sponsorship of £70 pp applies Must be +12 years to abseil. For a limited time only we are able to offer 2 registrations fees for the price of 1 – meaning 2 people can sign up for just £35 Taking on this exhilarating challenge and facing your fears for Action Cancer will give support to a local person when they need it most. Many cancer patients often feel anxious, vulnerable and scared when they receive their cancer diagnosis or when they are going through their treatment plan, however the money you raise doing an abseil will allow action cancer to continue to provide free support services such as counselling to people at their lowest point. Counselling provides a safe and supportive environment to allow clients to acknowledge and articulate their fears and anxieties surrounding their diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one.
Dates:
22 September 2019
Belfast
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As darkness descends on Thursday 7th November #TeamActionCancer will scale the dizzy heights of Belfast Castle.
Dates:
07 November 2019
Belfast

More Information

Type of Organisation

VCSE

Team

  • Katherine Ward
  • Katherine Young
  • Lynn Sanderson
  • Mark Irwin-Watson
  • Orla Conway