On your Marks, Get Set, Fundraise for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

28 March 2024

With only 12 weeks to race day, your fundraising is needed more than ever to help support the vital work of Cancer Focus NI. Each day in Northern Ireland, another 37 people are told that they have cancer. Thankfully, your local cancer charity is there to help support people and families on their journey.

On your Marks, Get Set, Fundraise for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Each year, Cancer Focus NI is there for almost 8,000 people and families through a range of cancer support services and cancer prevention activity. This includes the 3,662 counselling sessions delivered to people needing to talk through their experience of cancer. It includes countless hours of support provided to 358 local parents, children and carers going through a diagnosis or bereavement. And it includes the 822 women impacted by breast cancer who receive bra fitting consultations. 

Championing local women's health, previous Miss Northern Ireland, Cool FM presenter and paediatric nurse, Katharine Walker, is encouraging people to get active all while fundraising for their local cancer charity.

''And at times when you do need that support, knowing that there are organisations, like Cancer Focus Northern Ireland who are there for you when you need them, is reassuring and really adds a special meaning to an event like the women's 10K''

Where your fundraising goes: 

  • £480 pays for 6 Counselling Sessions 
  • £213 pays for 4 hours of Family Support 
  • £51 pays for a Bra Fitting appointment

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Fundraising Support and Pack Information 

Cancer Focus NI's friendly and experienced fundraising team are on hand to make your activity as rewarding as possible. 

By choosing to run and fundraise for Cancer Focus NI, you will receive: 

  • A running vest and tech top posted out so you can show your support while training and on race day
  • Weekly communications including fundraising support and help with your training. 
  • Extra claps from our Cheer Stations along the 10K route, complete with music and encouragement. 
  • A warm welcome from our charity and volunteer team at the finish line. 
  • Refreshments and freebies at the Cancer Focus NI Gazebo. 

Fundraise for Local Women like Angela 

''Cancer Focus NI were there for me when I was in need, and it is comforting to know that they will be there for someone in a similar position that I was in''


It helps to talk about cancer 

Cancer Focus NI is the only local charity to provide free cancer information and support Nurseline for patients, their family members, or friends, as well as members of the public. 

If you have any concerns about cancer, call 0800 783 3339 

(Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9am - 1pm)