There are other activities that can be of help when you are dealing with cancer. 

Singing with others in a choir is really enjoyable - not only does it help you with your breathing, it also distracts your mind and helps you focus on something other than cancer.
— Ellen Joyce

We know that you can find great support and enjoyment through other group activities  - many of those taking part have been through a similar experience or can empathise with what you are going through.

Whether it's singing or rowing, it can distract your mind and allow you to focus on something other than what is happening to you or your loved ones. It does the mind, heart and soul good to step outside and allow yourself to have some fun.

Although Cork Dragons and Braveheart's Choir are not run by us, we fully support these activities and would encourage you to give them a try.

Braveheart's Choir

Braveheart's Choir is for those who want to sing for fun and meet new people. Based in Cork, it's a choir for cancer patients/survivors, families and friends.

The group meets on Wednesday nights from 7.15pm - 9.15pm in UCC's Western Gateway Building on the Western Road in Cork city. So if you are up for a bar of a song with the choir, this might be just what you are looking for! Their conductor  has a wide range of great tunes so there is always something for everyone, whatever your musical taste. New members welcome are always, no audition!

For more information, follow Braveheart’s Choir on Facebook.


Cork Dragons – Dragon Boat Paddling

Cork Dragons is for those who have been diagnosed with or are in recovery from cancer as well as their friends and families. If you are looking for a new adventure, why not join and become part of the Cork Dragon boat paddling crew. It's a great chance to improve your fitness and rehabilitation after cancer, not to mention the peace that comes from being out on the boat and the fun of rowing together.

This Cork based group meets every Tuesday at 7.30 p.m. at Lapps Quay.  You can find out more about how to join and information on events taking place by visiting their website or following them on Facebook.