Crocus Cancer Support Centre is bringing the Vicky Phelan Portrait to St Joseph's Pastoral Centre in Monaghan this weekend. It's the first exhibition of the portrait in the north east and depicts Vicky's courage, resilience, determination and love.
The portrait will be exhibited on Saturday, the 25th of February, with doors opening at 10am. Ann McKenna told Northern Sound that the portrait will be exhibited around Ireland in an effort to raise cancer awareness.
She added that Vicky Phelan stood up for the women of Ireland and in doing so has made them stronger together. "Vicky is just an amazing woman; she's a real woman warrior and definitely somebody to look up to.
"When you get a diagnoses of cancer it rocks your whole world. For Monaghan people, the Crocus Centre is a God send; just the feeling when you walk in through the door of Crocus - it's like a hug. There is just a calmness and serenity there, they look after any woman, and man - we have the Men's Den there now as well," said Ann.