17 Ways YOU Can Impact Cancer in 2017!

Posted on: 06 Jan 2017

17 Ways YOU Can Impact Cancer in 2017!


To ring in the New Year, Breakthrough Cancer Research is reminding people of the all the different ways they can impact cancer in 2017. From individual actions to decrease your cancer risk, such as giving up smoking or reducing your alcohol intake, to donating your time or skills through volunteering with a cancer charity, there are many ways people across Ireland can get involved and fight cancer in 2017.


Individual ways to decrease our cancer risk:

  1. Be Sun Smart
  2. Be as lean as possible without becoming underweight
  3. Be physically active for at least 30 minutes every day
  4. Do not Smoke
  5. Limit consumption of energy dense foods & avoid sugary drinks
  6. Eat more vegetables, fruit, wholegrains & pulses
  7. Limit consumption of red meat & avoid processed meats
  8. Limit alcohol. If consumed at all, limit daily intake to 2 drinks for men & 1 drink for women
  9. Limit consumption of salty foods & foods processed with salt
  10. Don't use supplements to protect against cancer


Other ways to help fight cancer:

  1. Volunteer your time at a bag pack or event
  2. Host a coffee morning for Cancer Research in your office or with your friends
  3. Run, jog or walk a mini marathon or other sports event
  4. Donate your skills & experience
  5. Sponsor A Scientist for a year
  6. Give a once off donation to cancer research to find cures for cancer
  7. Support those around you going through cancer treatment


To see the many ways you can get involved wth Breakthrough this year click here.

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