Leanne Reilly, Lorraine Toner, Sinead Nestor, Liam Irwin, Paula Staunton, Matthew Ruane, Deirdre Coughlan, Bernard Hughes of The Connaught Telegraph and Ann Mullarkey at the launch of Relay For Life in Breaffy House. Photo: Michael Donnelly

Join the Relay For Life

RELAY For Life Castlebar will take place on September 24 and 25 in Breaffy Sports Arena.

The event is a chance to offer everyone in the community the opportunity to celebrate the lives of cancer survivors, to remember those who we have lost to the disease, and to fight back by inspiring participants to take action against cancer.

The Connaught Telegraph are delighted to be media sponsors of the event.

Funds from Relay For Life Castlebar will help to support a number of services, including the volunteer driver service that provides transport for cancer patients to and from their hospital chemotherapy treatments. Patients in Mayo can avail of this service while travelling to Galway or Mayo University Hospital.

Last October the Irish Cancer Society opened the service in Mayo University Hospital and it is steadily being used more and more. The volunteer driver service eases the burden of cancer treatment, caring for patients from home to hospital and back.

Other services being supported include night nursing, daffodil centres, research, the cancer information service and more.

Night nurses provided 444 nights of care to 97 patients in Mayo in 2015.

The Irish Cancer Society has two local affiliated cancer support centres in Mayo - Cara Iorrais Cancer Support Centre and Mayo Cancer Support Association.

If you would like to take part in Relay For Life Castlebar you can call Paula on (087) 9932833, Leanne (survivors) on (087) 7682833, or Sinead on (087) 9585236, or email castlebarrelayforlife@gmail.com.
You can also help with entertainment by offering your services to sing, dance or whatever it is that you do! Be a sponsor of this community event that helps so many.