The artwork (senior classes) should illustrate ways to promote healthy living, ways to reduce our risk of getting cancer.
The idea is that a class can design a piece of work 3ft X 3ft, laminated, with the school name and address clearly shown, to be displayed around the track of LYIT football pitch, where Relay for Life Donegal will take place on 26th and 27th May.
We are asking Transition Year students to get involved in art work helping to raise awareness – to highlight the key messages, to make banners, to bring their creativity to the event.
All work will be displayed.
Relay for Life Donegal promises to be one of the biggest events to be staged for charity in Donegal and will heighten awareness of cancer and its prevention.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like your school to be involved or if you would like to volunteer to help during Relay for Life Donegal weekend, 26th & 27th May.
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Reduce Your Risk of Getting Cancer
You can reduce your risk of getting cancer by up to 50% according to the Irish Cancer Society. Positive steps to reduce your risk to cancer are:
1. Eat a healthy diet – cut down on foods high in calories, fat and sugar, limit your intake of red and processed meat, alcohol and salt and eat more fruit, vegetables, whole grains and pulses.
2. Be physically active – aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity each day which is any activity which gets your heart beating a little faster than normal and makes you breath a little deeper and faster e.g brisk walking.
3. Be a healthy weight – if you are concerned about your weight, ask your doctor to measure your body mass index and seek advice on your diet.
4. If you smoke plan to quit. The HSE provides a free smoking cessation counselling service throughout the county.
To make an appointment call 18050 200 687 or Louise at 91 04693.
5. Protect yourself in the sun and avoid sunburn by wearing a hat, covering up or using high factor sun protection.
If you have any concern about cancer phone the National Cancer Helpline and speak with a specialist nurse in confidence on 1800 200 700 ( Mon – Thurs 9am – 7pm, Fridays 9am – 5pm.)