Alexander Hotel, 7pm Thursday 30th April next.

Hello to all adult survivors of childhood/teenage cancers living in Ireland, your parents and friends. Hello also to all Care/Drop-in centre personnel – please circulate to your clients, and we would love to meet you.

CanCare4Living (CC4L) invites you to a meeting in the Alexander Hotel in Fenian Street Dublin 2. (near Pearse Station & Nat. Gallery; Google ‘Alexander Hotel Dublin’).

The meeting will be informal – we hope to lay on tea/coffee and biscuits. Objectives include to;

  • Update you on CanCare4Living’s activities since our launch in October last year

  • Let you know about the PanCare conference which is coming to Dublin on 27/29 May (PanCare is European Group promoting awareness ref Long Term Follow Up)

  • Get together with survivors and supporters and share our experiences, problems and ideas.

  • Expand membership of CC4L.

  • Discuss and refine our short term and longer term objectives. This will guide us towards a plan of action.

  • Set up a working group to help in areas that might include;

  • Fundraising & administration (including the website )

  • Expanding beyond Dublin to e.g. Cork, Athlone, Galway, Sligo, Letterkenny, Kilkenny, Waterford etc.

  • Linking up with counterparts in Northern Ireland and elsewhere in Europe

  • Etc etc etc!

As co-founders we sincerely hope that as many survivors, family and friends as possible will turn up for this meeting, the first since our inaugural meeting in the Mansion House in October.

Your input, ideas and energy will move us forward, to improve recognition of and provision for the requirements of all adult survivors of childhood and teenage cancers living in Ireland.

We do hope you can make it and look forward to meeting you. Let us know that you can come; email or text 086 049 4420.

Include ‘CC4L meeting’ with your name, tel. no/email and whether you are a survivor/family/friend/carer – it’ll help us estimate numbers.

Sincerely hope to see you there!

Garry Owens and Patricia McColgan, co-founders CanCare4Living