Orchid – Fighting Male Cancer
136 men are diagnosed every day in the UK with a male specific cancer – prostate, testicular and penile cancer and these figures are only increasing
Orchid is dedicated to improving the lives of all those affected, with our world class research, support service for men and their families as well as our awareness and education programme. We have made great strides but there is still so much that needs to be done.
Our Orchid Nurses are available over the phone, by email and face-to-face to support men and their families to face a variety of possible challenges. They offer a range of free publication covering many aspects of male cancer from diagnosis and treatment to after care. Our Nurses also work closely with health and social care professionals.
EDUCATION AND AWARENESS
Our Education Team raise awareness of male cancer, promoting the signs and symptoms, working closely with health and social care professionals, community groups, universities and companies. In doing so, we are able to deliver tailored education health awareness Roadshows and programmes, thereby ensuring men and women of all ages throughout the UK are well informed.
Our renowned research programme aims to encourage, support and fund research into the causes, prevention and treatment of male cancers. It includes the Orchid Tissue Bank and, clinical research, molecular therapeutics, genetics and research into rare cancers. We also support and encourage talented researchers in their male cancer research career, so that we can continue in our fight and save lives.
Whether you want to challenge yourself, hold an event either at home or at work or help us with a bucket collection, we have everything you need to have fun, while raising vital funds. As a small charity, your help will have a real impact on the work we are able to do.
HOW YOUR MONEY CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE…
£5 – could pay for a demonstration model used by Orchid Nurses and staff as part of our Education and Awareness programme. These models help show men how to do a simple but life-saving testicular self-examination.
£12 – could pay for one of our specialist Nurses to support someone affected by male cancer, including follow up conversations and distributing information materials.
£55 – could pay for a Health Awareness Event to be run at a school or college where young men receive vital information.
£100 – could contribute to the maintenance costs of the tissue micro array machines, freezers and computers used in male cancer research.
£250 – could enable one of our Nurses to deliver an Information Training Day.
£1000 – could fund a Study & Travel Award to support young researchers, supporting their future careers within male cancer.
GET IN TOUCH TODAY
So, tie up those shoe laces, get your mixing bowl at the ready and drum up support to help our fight against male cancer.
We are just a phone call away and we’d love to hear from you. Call us 0203 745 7310 or [email protected]
Registered Office: 231-233 North Gower Street, London, NW1 2NRRegistered in England with the Charity Commission No. 1080540 Company Registered in England No. 3963360HOW