Go Nuts Testicular Awareness Campaign

Go Nuts Week 18-24 April 2016

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Look out for Orchid’s new testicular cancer awareness campaign, Go Nuts Week which launches from the 18-24 April 2016.  

Testicular cancer most commonly affects young men aged 15-45 with over 2,200 new cases each year in the UK. Despite improvements in survival rates, quality of care and increased awareness of warning signs and symptoms, the impact of testicular cancer is far reaching and can have a devastating effect on men and their loved ones. We want everyone to get behind the campaign and help raise awareness of the disease.

How you can support the campaign

Grab your friends, colleagues and family and Go Nuts by joining one of our activities or events….

  • #GoNuts4MaleCancer.

GoNuts4MaleCancer and get involved in the latest viral campaign giving you the chance to Go Nuts and beat testicular cancer.

Step 1. Grab your camera

Step 2. Film yourself doing something ‘Nuts’

Step 3. Post your video on social media with the message: ‘Let’s get men talking about male cancer, here’s my #GoNuts4MaleCancer video’. Nominate three friends to take part and do the same. You can share your videos on www.Facebook.com/GoNuts4MaleCancer

  • “Know Your Balls – The Game”.

If you love sports and gaming then we have the perfect App for you.  Download our new App, “Know Your Balls – The Game” and test your skills on the pitch and screen to score goals and see just how good you are with your balls!  And once you’ve played the game why not learn how to be more “ball aware” and check your own balls. Look out for the App which launches on Wednesday, 20 April.

  • Go Nuts and push your boss out of a plane!


During Go Nuts Week we’re giving you the chance to show your boss who really is in charge! Orchid is helping employees up and down the country to push their managers, Chief Executives and heads of department out of a plane in just 3 easy steps:

Step 1. Be bold. Sign up by downloading our Petition Form at

http://www.orchid-cancer.org.ukhttps://orchid-cancer.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/superheros_a5petition-002.pdf  and start collecting those all-important signatures and donations from colleagues

Step 2. Show your boss that they have been nominated to Go Nuts (check you won’t be fired!)

Step 3. Finally get your boss to get in touch with the events team at events@orchid-cancer.org.uk  to book their place. (Of course, if your Nutty enough you can nominate yourself!)

  • Go Nuts Fundraising

Why not try one of our THRILLING events, plan your own NUTTY fundraiser or take part in a CHALLENGE of a lifetime during Go Nuts Week. You can contact us for ideas or download our fundraising pack for everything you need to know about organising an event for Orchid  http://www.orchid-cancer.org.uk/fundraising-tools/ or register your event  http://www.orchid-cancer.org.uk/help-us-fight-cancer/fundraise/register-your-fundraising/

  • Go Nuts with colleagues

You can get your workplace involved too with our fun sweepstake ‘Where’s the lucky nut’, simply get your colleagues to pick which square they think is hiding the lucky nut for their chance to win. To find out more and download your copy


  • The Orchid River Run

River Run 2015

Runners (and would be runners!) why not join the Orchid River Run which takes place on Wednesday, 20 April at 6:30pm. This fantastic 5k or 10k run starts and finishes in Paternoster Square in the heart of the City of London, near St Paul’s Cathedral. The course takes you along the River Thames with glorious views of some of London’s most iconic landmarks. You can also visit the Orchid Male Cancer Information Trailer which will be staffed by specialist Cancer Nurses throughout the day. If you want to learn more about testicular cancer, are worried about something or just want to learn more about what our Nurses do then please come along and visit them in Paternoster Square http://www.orchid-cancer.org.uk/challenge-events/river-run-5k-and-10k/

  • The Virgin Money London Marathon

Marathon Runner 2015

The Virgin Money London Marathon takes place on Sunday, 24 April. Good luck to all our runners who have worked tirelessly to train for the event and to raise funds! If you want to come and cheer our runners why not visit the Orchid team who will be based on the route next to Embankment station (look out for the bright Orchid Balloons and banners).

  • Make a donation to Go Nuts Week.

Every year 2,200 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer – that’s over 42 sons, brothers, nephews, dads, colleagues and friends every week. Raising awareness is right at the heart of our work. It’s vital that men understand the importance of checking for symptoms and acting on them quickly. So please support our campaign and work in testicular cancer by making a donation today. Visit www.orchid-cancer.org.uk/donate2gonuts

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