Executive Action Against Cancer Is Launched In Down

Executive Action will undertake research around healthy lifestyle choices and the risk of cancer. The results will assist in developing improved services that will address current knowledge and awareness needs. This will establish ways in which both Action Cancer and Northern Ireland Housing Executive can improve their services to the wider community. [caption id="attachment_23711" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="At the launch were Maureen Taggart, NIHE Director of Personnel, Kerry Anderson, Action Cancer, Michael Kelly, Richard Munn, Sean McAreavey, Danielle Roberts, John Goudy, Amy Dobson, Chris Perry, Verity Hamill, Matthew Malcolm, Katrina Killen, Paul McCombe, Richard Mercer, David Lamb, NIHE Acting Director of Finance and Marion Graham, NIHE Corporate Social Responsibility. (Photo by David Spence)."][/caption] Downpatrick NIHE District Manager Aidan Brannigan said, “I would encourage all local residents to support the Executive Action project and Action Cancer’s vital services.” There are various events planned over the next 12 months. These include bag packs, a pub quiz, roller-disco, beach clean, film night, golf day and sponsored spin cycle. The group will also participate in Action Cancer’s ten mile “Moonlight Walk” and “Giant’s Walk. Kerry Anderson, Corporate Fundraising Officer from Action Cancer  said, “Action Cancer is Northern Ireland’s leading local cancer charity working to save lives and support people. Our project with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive trainees is exemplary in highlighting the value of true partnership as the research will inform our health promotion services and additionally raise £12,000 to maintain our life saving prevention, detection and support services.” “Action Cancer works to save lives and support people affected by cancer. The charity offers a range of activities and services such as cancer screening, counseling, complementary therapy, men’s MOT health checks, research and lobbying. Action Cancer is the only charity providing breast screening for women ages 40-49 and 70+. Every 1000 women screened results in the detection of seven breast cancers monthly. Action Cancer also provides the “Big Bus,” which is a mobile unit, providing a local information and detection unit.” You can support Action Cancer’s life-saving services by donating to Executive Action or taking time to complete a short survey. Your help will be much appreciated. For more information take a look at the Executive Action Facebook page, Justgiving page or the NIHE website or contact your local NIHE office.]]>