Who We Are

Action Cancer is Northern Ireland’s leading, local cancer charity. Our mission is to save lives and support local people through cancer awareness, prevention, detection and support. We provide the following services:

In Northern Ireland someone receives a cancer diagnosis every hour of every day and one in two of us will receive a cancer diagnosis in our lifetime. While cancer rates are on the increase, early detection and improved treatments mean that survival rates are improving. Our services have never been needed more.

We deliver our services from Action Cancer House, Belfast, & onboard our mobile unit, the Big Bus, which travels to 235 locations throughout Northern Ireland annually. As well as operating out of Action Cancer House, our therapeutic services have a regional presence in L/Derry, Strabane, Limavady, Portrush, Coleraine, Bangor, Lurgan and West Belfast,& we deliver our health promotion programmes to schools, community groups and workplaces all across Northern Ireland.

This year, Action Cancer will provide early detection, support and prevention services to over 50,000 people, including breast screening for 11,000 women.

All money raised for Action Cancer stays in Northern Ireland to support local people. We need to raise £4 million every year to deliver our vital services. Action Cancer does not receive government funding and we therefore rely heavily on donations from the public and the local business community.

For more info call 028 9080 3344 or email [email protected]

Upcoming Events

Iceland Trek

02 September 2016

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore one of the world’s most fascinating destinations and see it at its most remote.

Action Cancer's Giant's Walk

03 September 2016

Registration is now open! Join Action Cancer's Giant's Walk on Saturday 3rd September 2016.

Waterside Half Marathon, Relay & 2K Fun Run

04 September 2016

The Waterside Half Marathon returns to the city on Sunday 4th September 2016.