Everyman’s 14th Male Cancer Awareness Month in June promises to be better than ever.
All money raised will support prostate and testicular cancer research at The Institute of Cancer Research, home to the Everyman Centre.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, with one man dying every hour of the disease in the UK (that’s 10,000 men a year, comparable to 12,000 women who die of breast cancer)
37,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed every year and this figure is increasing
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer amongst men aged between 15-44
Many men are still unaware of the signs and symptoms of these cancers
Research into male cancer remains severely under-funded.
The official Turn Blue Day is on 17 June 2011 but activity happens all month. Individuals will once again be turning blue across the country to raise money for Everyman by dying their hair blue, eating blue cakes or holding a blue quiz. Various cities throughout the UK will also be doing their bit, with Manchester’s Albert Square fountain, Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, and Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital among dozens turning blue. Big Stride People across the UK are putting on their walking boots and joining Everyman’s Big Stride challenge. Get sponsored for anything from a stroll in the local park to a hillside ramble!
Parachute Jump Dare devils sons and daughters will go to great heights to show their dads how much they care by jumping out of a plane on Father’s Day (18 June).
Men-Only Run Keep Your Eye on the Ball 5k and 10k run for men in Victoria Park, London on 17 July in Rother Valley Country Park, Sheffield. Join local footballers and team mascots in this fun event for the whole family. www.keepyoureyeontheball.org.
This year we have a new supporter in ASDA who has pledged to raise a fantastic £500,000 for Everyman. A percentage from the sale of various products including Persil, Comfort, Cadbury’s Boost, Draper tools and Father’s Day cards, along with staff fundraising, will help achieve this target.
For the second year running Ted Baker is supporting Everyman by donating a percentage from the sale of selected underwear during June. These are available to buy now from Ted Baker retail locations, leading department stores and online at www.tedbaker.com for £18 each. Selected Ted Baker stores around the UK will also be “turning blue” for Everyman.
Traditional German footwear brand Birkenstock is again selling an exclusively designed sandal for Everyman. Available in brown and black, the sandals feature patent upper straps and are available from selected retailers, one of their stores or online at www.birkenstock.co.uk for £49.95. Birkenstock will donate £4.95 from each pair of sandals sold.
Long-term supporter Screwfix is also back to support Everyman through their ‘Get it Done’ challenge which encourages men to stop procrastinating and get those long over-due household DIY issues sorted. Purchase one of Screwfix’s special ‘Get it Done’ t-shirts and they will donate 100% of the profits to Everyman. The t-shirts are available now at www.screwfix.com.
MenKind will be donating 5% of profits on a variety of items during their Father’s Day promotion (31 May – 19 June). Items include a fun “Lawn Ranger” mug and sock gift set (£10.00), an 80s iphone case (£13.00) and the Big Chopper (£20.00), a cheeky but safe way to prepare your meat and veg. Other fun items include a silver ball scratcher (£9.99), a BBQ tool set (£25.00) and a Star Trek Kirk bath robe (£45.00). MenKind are also selling bespoke Everyman pin badges. Items are available online at www.menkind.co.uk.
Travel accessory company JetRest is donating £2.50 from every sale of their Luxury Travel Kit. It contains a travel pillow, earplugs, eye mask, carry case and discount postcard offering money off future purchases. It’s available online at www.thejetrest.com/everyman for £15.95.
British menswear label, Without Prejudice has designed a special Everyman suit, which comes in a classic blue with Everyman blue stitching in the buttonhole. It will be available online at www.without-prejudice.com.
Men’s clothing company High & Mighty will be donating a percentage from the sale of Everyman pin badges. Badges will be available in store and online at www.highandmighty.co.uk.