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"Out The Other Side" - Stories of Breast Cancer Survival

30 August 2016

 

"Out The Other Side - Stories of Breast Cancer Survival"

a collection of uplifting individual real-life stories of women who have survived breast cancer.

WhereCardiac Renal Atrium, Cork University Hospital

WhenThursday 1st September 2016 at 18.00

Please RSVP to:  Sinead Fogarty, Roche Products Ireland Ltd. 087 2704856 or sinead.fogarty@roche.com


Out The Other Side

 

In Ireland today the majority of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer will be cured and it is important for them and their families to see a life beyond cancer. This exhibition is intended to focus on this issue and the importance of life after breast cancer.

Prof. Seamus O'Reilly, Consultant Oncologist, CUH

 

Introduction

‘Out the Other Side: Stories of Breast Cancer Survival’ is a collection of individual stories of women who have survived breast cancer, which is designed to offer hope and support to other survivors or women living with the disease in Ireland.  Developed by Roche in partnership with the Marie Keating Foundation, the exhibition will be officially launched by Prof. Seamus O'Reilly, Consultant Medical Oncologist, CUH.

The exhibition was developed to offer encouragement to other breast cancer survivors and women living with the disease in Ireland. The tour of the installation, which has been developed by Roche in partnership with the Marie Keating Foundation, began in March of this year in University Hospital Galway. For the third stop of the tour, it has been installed in the Atrium of the CRC at CUH for the month of September. 

The exhibition features the stories of ten women, each comprising three elements: a shared personal experience of surviving breast cancer; a photograph of each survivor as they are today; and a photograph that each of these women feels represents their ‘survivorship milestone’, essentially, what surviving breast cancer has meant for each of them. The exhibition was first installed in St. Stephen’s Green Park in Dublin for the duration of October last year, which is breast cancer awareness month.

 

About the Campaign

Developed by Roche and Edelman, in association with the Marie Keating Foundation, the ‘Out the Other Side’ campaign aims to shine a light on stories of survivorship through words and images. All of the women featured are living proof that it is possible not only to come out the other side of a breast cancer diagnosis, but to thrive and grow after it. Breast cancer stories are often rooted in the diagnosis and treatment. But for the purpose of this campaign, we wanted to get to the heart of what surviving breast cancer means and what surviving breast cancer has enabled and encouraged people to do.

 

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