Cork Pink Week

Cork Pink Week has been set up by two Cork friends who have battled breast cancer to raise awareness of the illness as well as raising vital funds for life-saving equipment for its treatment at Cork University Hospital.

Organisers Sylvia McHenry and Miriam Healy, image credit: Larry Cummins, Evening Echo

Cork ARC are delighted to be involved with Cork Pink Week and hope that its aim of fundraising for a new diagnostic machine for the CUH is realised. 

In raising funds for this worthy cause plus raising awareness about the supportive and caring services for those affected by breast cancer, Cork Pink Week is doing its utmost to detect and protect the people of Cork from breast cancer.

Here at Cork ARC Cancer Support House we understand the impact that a breast cancer diagnosis can have on you and your family, and our dedicated Breast Cancer Nurse Counsellor Fiona Moriarty offers support and compassion every step of the way.

The role of the Breast Cancer Nurse Counsellor at Cork ARC is to support those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and their families.

It involves creating supports either on a one to one basis or within a group setting and includes giving practical advice, emotional and psychological support and facilitating educational sessions that help  manage the impact of breast cancer. 

I felt strangely alone when my treatment ended, so I joined the Cork ARC breast cancer support group. It was so helpful to hear other people’s experiences and realise I was not alone - knowing that what you feel is both normal and natural.
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Breast Cancer Nurse Counsellor Fiona Moriarty, explains that she and the Cork ARC team understand that cancer can affect all areas of your life, “As you move from treatment, through to recovery, we are here for you. With one to one counselling, group support, yoga, touch therapies and dedicated information sessions – Cork ARC can help you with concerns from the physical, emotional to the psychological.”

Whatever the stage of your Breast Cancer diagnosis or treatment, at Cork ARC we believe that no-one should have to do it alone. Follow the link below to our dedicated breast cancer support services and programme details for the Autumn.

Visit to find out how you can get involved and support this great campaign to detect and protect the people of Cork from breast cancer!