Choirs for Cancer Concert 2020
Choirs for Cancer 2020 is being held on 4th February 2020, the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day, in O'Reilly Hall in University College Dublin, from 2-4.30pm. This event will bring together cancer patients, advocates, survivors and family members to share the story of their cancer journey with the cancer research community. These stories will be interspersed with inspirational songs by choirs from across the island of Ireland, particularly those from cancer support centres or with a link to cancer. The MC for the event is Miriam O'Callaghan from RTE.
One in two people in Ireland today will develop cancer during their lifetime. Choirs for Cancer is a community tribute to those whose lives have been touched by cancer, and a celebration of the tireless work of patient advocates around Ireland.
Patient advocates will share their personal cancer stories, and cancer researchers will speak of their motivation and progress towards finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat this devastating disease. On the musical side, there will be uplifting songs and performances from ten choirs including Mount Sion Choir, the UCD Community choir, the Solas Cancer Support Centre Choir and the ARC Dublin choir.
Each choir will sing a song with a special meaning to them on the themes of care, hope, strength, love, loss and community, followed by a combined choral performance.
This cancer awareness event is timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day, the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control. Next year, the theme of World Cancer Day is 'I Am and I Will' – a statement of who you are and what is your personal commitment to act. It is a powerful reminder that we all have a role to play in reducing the global impact of cancer.
Choirs for Cancer is jointly organised by Precision Oncology Ireland and The Patient Voice in Cancer Research.
Tickets are free and are available at: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/choirs-for-cancer-2020-tickets-85262708055