You can make a difference to those affected by cancer in a number of ways this Christmas.

Cancer affects 1 in 3, but there are lots of ways you can fight back – by reducing your risk of cancer and by supporting the services of the Irish Cancer Society.

Here’s how you can make a difference this Christmas and reduce your risk of cancer:

Day 1: Why not buy your Christmas Cards from the Society?

Day 2: Get out for a brisk walk and increase your physical activity today!

Irish Cancer Society Christmas eCards
Day 3: Get your company to send Irish Cancer Society electronic Christmas cards, in return for a donation to the Society.

Day 4: Buy someone the gift of Today FM’s ‘Whole Lotta Live’ album compiled in honour of the late Tony Fenton, available in store or for download, all proceeds from the sales of the album will go to the Society.

Today FM Whole Lotta Live CD
Day 5: Switch a pint with a pint of water and reduce your alcohol consumption this Christmas

Day 6: Become a regular giver and commit to a monthly donation

Day 7: Sign up to trek some of the world’s highest mountains, or do a mini marathon for the Irish Cancer Society and take on a challenge in the New Year, visit

Day 8: Start your New Year’s resolutions early and quit smoking today.

Quit smoking today
Day 9: Clear out your unwanted presents, clothes or bric-a-brac and donate them to your nearest Irish Cancer Society charity shop

Day 10: Dedicate a candle to someone you care about in our annual Christmas Candle of Hope, taking place December 15th, visit

Day 11: Have an event idea for the holidays? Why not create your own fundraiser?

Day 12: Make a donation today – by phone, CallSave 1850 60 60 60, or online.

The Irish Cancer Society is Ireland’s national cancer charity, and provides information, support and care to those with, and affected by, cancer all over the country.

For more information on how you can reduce your risk of cancer visit The Irish Cancer Society website.

Irish Cancer Society Candle of Hope 2015


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Lead image © Konstiantyn; all other images courtesy Irish Cancer Society, Today FM, and

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