Cancer Focus Northern Ireland


Cancer doesn’t care …but we do

Every year in Northern Ireland around 12,000 people are given the devastating news that they have cancer.

Thankfully two thirds survive, but we still lose more than 4,000 loved ones to the disease.

We know that the earlier cancer is diagnosed, the more likely you are to survive and treatment can be less aggressive.

We also know that a staggering 50% of cancers can be prevented if we maintain a healthy lifestyle, have regular checks and use screening services.

So we are asking you to #runforyourlife to help, not only yourself, but other local people lower their risk of cancer.

By running the Deep Riverrock Belfast City Marathon for Cancer Focus Northern Ireland you’ll be helping to fund our Keeping Well Vans.




Our specially equipped Keeping Well vans bring health checks, cancer awareness and healthy lifestyle information directly to local people in their workplaces and communities.




More than 14,000 people across Northern Ireland have already visited our vans.

In the last year, 4 out of 10 people who visited the van were advised they needed to see their GP for a further health check.

But we could do much more. Help us keep this vital service on our roads and reach even more people with our cancer prevention messages.

Every £25 you raise will fund a one to one health check and potentially save a life.  

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Sign up for Cancer Focus NI and you will have our support every step of the way. We will provide you with all your fundraising materials – from teal balloons to t-shirts, we have everything to help you reach and even exceed your target! Simply email or call 028 9068 0771 to request your free fundraising pack.

So make the decision to #runforyourlife and together we will help even more people survive cancer.