We are Balls to Cancer and it is our aim to fight cancer with fun! We are raising funds for male cancer awareness, education and research.
Our aim is fourfold….
Firstly we are spending time and money on a nationwide (and in some cases worldwide) awareness campaign through the media, Social networks, leaflets and posters. To try to make both men and women more aware of the dangers of cancer and to help men, help themselves.
Secondly we want to open a male only contact point for men, boys who have been diagnosed with cancer or are worried about cancer and their families.
Thirdly we are funding an education programme for teenagers to help them understand and take away the taboo of talking about testicular cancer and asking for help. We are currently setting this up with our own local authority with the hope of going nationwide next year.
Finally we want to fund research into treatments and ultimately a cure for this horrible disease, we will be talking to Oncologists and hospitals to ascertain which laboratories are the ones we should be funding. We have already given money to many research projects and hospitals such as Birmingham & Brunel Universities and The Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Our fundraising events range from Races to football matches, climbing mountain to bungee jumping. We aim to raise as much money as we can doing fun exciting things which all the family can get involved with.
200,000 men are diagnosed a year with cancer in the UK, killing 10 men an hour.
Please help us, please get involved