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Late Helen, 32, ‘made the most of the life she lived’

THE husband and mother of a Clonlara woman, who died from breast cancer at the age of 32, are “overwhelmed” with fundraising totalling more than €30,000, which has been raised three weeks before the start of a cycle in her memory. Eoghan O’ Leary from West Cork and his late wife, Helen Guinane from Clonlara were married less than eight months when she was diagnosed with Stage Four Metastatic Breast Cancer in January of 2019 at the age of 30. Helen did not have any history of cancer in her family before receiving this devastating news. She fought incredibly hard before she passed away in August of 2020 at the age of 32. In an interview with The Clare Champion, Eoghan and Helen’s mother, Siobhan said they are “overwhelmed” with all the funds raised to date for Cycle4Helen. A raffle for JP McManus Pro Am tickets is also generating a lot of funds. Eoghan will be joined by a group …

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Brian Boru Crown returns to Killaloe

A new Brian Boru Millennium Crown, which is being used as part of a nationwide drive to raise thousands of euro for cancer research, was taken to the birthplace of its namesake this week. The crown, which is part of the Jewels for Cures cancer initiative, was transported from the Hunt Museum for a few stops at historical landmarks connected with Brian Boru in East Clare, by the brainchild of the charity drive, Alison McCormick. Ms McCormick had originally intended to auction the crown but then decided to donate it to the Irish people, as a gift to mark the commemorations marking 1,000 years since Brian Boru’s death at the Battle of Clontarf. This project raises funds for the Cancer Clinical Research Trust (CCRT), which was set up by Professor John Crown in 1997. Members of Killaloe Ballina Féile Brian Boru committee and the High King’s direct descendant, Lord Inchiquin, Conor O’Brien were present to mark this historic occasion at …

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NUI Galway’s cancer-fatigue project

THE  School of Psychology at NUI Galway is currently inviting adults who have completed their treatment for cancer at least six months ago, for a series of focus groups on the experience of cancer-related fatigue in cancer survivors. The group discussions will offer participants the opportunity to share their experiences with, and thoughts about cancer-related fatigue, in a casual environment and with complete confidentiality. Persistent fatigue is often a common consequence of cancer treatment. Participant views and personal experiences are extremely valuable and their input will greatly help the researcher in the development of an intervention for individuals who suffer with fatigue after their treatment has ended. They may also benefit from discussing their fatigue with others who also experience persistent fatigue. The focus groups are part of a PhD research project being carried out at NUI Galway by student Teresa Corbett with Dr Jane Walsh, Dr Brian McGuire and Dr AnnMarie Groarke of the University’s School of Psychology. The …

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