About the Irish Cancer Society's Colour Dash

From all of us here at the Irish Cancer Society and on behalf of all those who benefit from your support – THANK YOU for taking part in this year’s Colour Dash. We were blown away by the incredible support we saw on Sunday at Colour Dash 2024!

We hope you had an amazing day and that we see you again in 2025!

How can I get involved in the Irish Cancer Society's Colour Dash?

Registration is now closed for 2024. We hope to see you again in 2025! 

You've helped to fuel essential services and supports for so many people. If you would like to know more about where your raised funds go, you can read about the services you help to provide here. 

There are lots of other ways you can make a difference and be there for cancer patients and their families. Check out other ways to get involved here.

Where the money goes

The impact of your support

Your generous donations fund groundbreaking cancer research, trials, and crucial, free support services for children and young adults affected by cancer, throughout Ireland. 

In hospital support

Our children’s cancer nurse at Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin hospital provides free, confidential advice, support and information to anyone affected by a child’s cancer.

Support line

Our Support Line nurses can give advice on all types of cancer, supports available and more. You can also ask to speak with our Children’s Cancer nurse. Our Support Line is free to call on 1800 200 700 or supportline@irishcancer.ie for anyone affected by cancer. 

Children's fund

We provide a grant of up to €3,000 for families of children undergoing cancer treatment nationwide. 

Irish Cancer Society Night Nursing

We provide at home end-of-life care for children, adolescent and young adult cancer patients.

Parent peer support

Our trained volunteers are available to provide emotional and practical support to anyone whose child is going through or finished their treatment. This service is also available to other adult family members. 

Irish Cancer Society CAYA Transport Service

The Irish Cancer Society's Transport Service brings children and young adults travelling from Kildare, Meath, Dublin and Wicklow to CHI at Crumlin for treatment.

Irish Cancer Society Fertility Project

Sometimes, children’s cancer treatment can affect their future fertility. The Childhood Cancer Fertility Project offers free fertility preservation and assessment, in addition to other services for young people with a cancer diagnosis.

Creative Arts Therapy

The Irish Cancer Society offers free Creative Arts Therapy support for Children, Adolescents and Young Adults (CAYA) - and their siblings - with or in survivorship of cancer (0-24). Creative Arts Therapies include: Art Therapy, Dramatherapy, and Music Therapy and can be used to support the psychosocial needs of a young person.

Any questions? Get in touch

If you have any questions about fundraising, we are here to help. Call us on 0818 10 20 30 or email our fundraising team on fundraising@irishcancer.ie. You can also find more information on our website cancer.ie.


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