Breast Cancer Awareness
The Moate Community School Transition Year girls recently took part in an awareness talk about breast cancer. We had a representative, Rachel Fitzgerald, come from Breast Cancer Awareness Ireland. She told the students of her own experiences with breast cancer. She educated the girls on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.
She commenced the talk by informing us a bit better on the work conducted by Breast Cancer Ireland. Breast Cancer Ireland is a registered charity established to raise funds to support innovative research programmes nationally as well as to promote education and awareness on the importance of breast health amongst women of all ages.
She then went on to explain the initial symptoms of breast cancer with the use of a helpful leaflet. She also used a mannequin to demonstrate how to check yourself properly. She explained the importance of checking approximately every month to try and detect anything unusual early on.
Overall, everyone that took part enjoyed the talk and we feel that we shall benefit from the information and knowledge Rachel kindly shared. The girls are now more aware of breast cancer and are more prepared to identify the disease for themselves. The students are now capable of passing on this information to their family and friends, making our school and community a more aware and conscious environment.