You’re invited…

Family Fun Day Ballincollig. Sunday 24th April 2016

You’re?invited to a?brilliant Family Fun Day with lots of activities and entertainment on Sunday, 24th April at Ballincollig Rugby Club from 2-5pm.?Activities on the day will include bungee trampolines, train rides, bouncing castles, carnival games, face painting and much more. Rory from Active Leisure visited the Mercy Hospital to launch the event where?Nurse Erica Mulvihill and kids?Faye and Emma were on hand to test some of the games that will be available on the day.DK07042016 Mercy 011

The event, which is being sponsored and organised by Active Leisure Ltd., Ballincollig RFC and A-Z Printers, will raise funds to support?the treatment of pancreatic cancer at the Mercy University Hospital.

The conventional treatment for patients with inoperable tumours is chemo and radiotherapy, however pancreatic cancer is neither chemo nor radio sensitive, and prognosis remains very poor.?Mr Criost?ir ?’S?illeabh?in of the Mercy University Hospital & Breakthrough Cancer Research is working on a project that allows for the safe delivery of electrical pulses to pancreatic tissue called Irreversible electroporation – a quick painless treatment used on patients with inoperable tumours. This treatment causes the tumour cells to become porous and to absorb significantly more chemotherapy as a result. This kills the cancer cells but does not damage the organ.

Speaking about the treatment, Mr ?’S?illeabh?in said ?The aim of this research project is to extend the life expectancy of a person with inoperable or hard to reach cancers. It can also be used to treat cancers that are close to vital organs where a surgical approach might be too risky to the patient?s health. So please show your support by joining us for what promises to be a fun-filled afternoon on April 24th. Together we can make a positive impact on the lives of cancer patients in Munster.?

Admission for a family of 2 adults & up to 3 children is??20. Tickets available at the gate or by phoning 087 2795848.