The ECPC Secretary is elected by the other ECPC Board members, and oversees and cooperates in the planning, implementing and assessing of administrative processes in the Board and in the office. Their tasks include: Preparing, in co-ordination with the President, the agenda for the meetings and the organization, ensuring the appropriate and effective processes of documentation, supporting the Director in employer activities in personnel administration, ensuring that the register of the members of the organisation is maintained and up to date, representing the Board and ECPC in line with their other Board duties and personal expertise, representing the association in regard to third parties according to the statute (Article 9 of the ECPC Statute).
I am co-founder of East Galway & Midlands Cancer Support in 2012 and Director of Services, as well as a patient advocate and campaigner, bringing awareness to local and national government agencies. I am an active member of the Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) Group of the Irish Society of Gynaecological Oncology, patient representative on the board of the Society of Sexual Medicine Ireland. I have contributed to the ECPC Publication ‘Living Well During Cancer Treatment’, wrote the Structured Education Programme (STEP) to support men with Prostate Cancer and participated in ESMO Rare Cancer Patient Advocate Training in Milan 2018 and spoke at the ESMO Conference in Munich 2018. On top of this I am a complimentary therapist in Bio Energy, Healing Touch, Indian Head Massage, Reiki, Rahanni and a developer and presenter of community outreach programmes, including facilitator for Survive and Thrive Self-Management programme for Cancer Survivors run by the Cancer Control Programme in Ireland. And facilitator of Climb program for children between age 5 – 12.
Both my husband Mike and I have had cancer and know both as a carer and as the patient how important proper support and information is. The Cancer Patients voice must be heard.
We understand that when you make a donation, you want to know exactly what happens to your money. We aim to be clear and transparent when it comes to using your contributions in our mission to fight cancer.Your donations not only help us to empower the cancer patient community and make a positive difference to healthcare, treatment and accessibility, but also enable us to:
ensure our members are engaged and feel part of an active community through information, training, unique resources, tools, opportunities and networking at a national and European level
legitimise our position of cancer patient representatives before decision-makers
build a reputation as a cancer patient expert within the scientific community
find partners sharing the same vision, values and goals to work together on projects
get the media’s attention in order to publish and disseminate our messages