Research and raising awareness are incredibly important in the fight to beat cancer once and for all. It’s also vital for making sure we create better treatments for the future.
There are lots of ways you can get involved to help spread the word or raise a little cash. The ones that dedicate their lives to fighting cancer for everyone will greatly appreciate any effort you can make, no matter how big or small. You don’t have to donate towards testicular cancer specifically, many of the charities and organisations involved will allow you to choose where your donation goes.
On this page are several wonderful charities for male cancer. Many of them have kindly shared the Drop the Ball blog on their sites and social channels. This is incredibly humbling! It would be amazing if you could pay them a visit and get involved!
UCARE (Urology Cancer Research and Education) is an independent charity committed to improving the treatment and care of cancer patients through research and education. They provide information about urological cancers to the public and medical professionals, and support the best quality research in urological cancer.
They are proud members of the Testicular Cancer Network and National Germ Cell Group, which gives them the opportunity to work with other groups doing amazing work to bring life-saving awareness, support and research to young men in their communities.
Orchid was established in 1996 by testicular cancer patient Colin Osborne MBE and the oncologist who saved his life, Professor Tim Oliver. The charity exists to save men’s lives from testicular, prostate and penile cancers through pioneering research and promoting awareness.
They are one of the UK’s leading charities working on behalf of anyone affected by or interested in male cancer – prostate, testicular and penile cancer. They offer a comprehensive, free of charge, information service staffed by specialist Male Cancer Information Nurses.
It’s On The Ball
It’s On The Ball is a group based in Norwich, set up to provide support to patients and their families, and raise awareness of testicular cancer. They achieve their aims by creating and distributing information leaflets, talking in schools, colleges and businesses, as well as attending various health and wellbeing events.
They also provide quite a unique ‘buddy’ system for newly diagnosed patients and their families. This can also include support packs to patients undergoing treatment and the offer of financial support on a case-by-case basis.
It’s in the Bag
It’s in the Bag provides hands-on support for men with testicular cancer in the South-West, as well as raising awareness of the disease across the region and beyond. They have an interesting and fun fundraising campaign called ‘Men in Pants’.
Supporters known as ‘Testicle Defenders’ post a video of themselves performing the special Men In Pants dance, or singing/playing the Men In Pants song, (or both)! Then they donate £3 to the charity and then nominate 3 people to do the same.
Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is perhaps the most well known cancer related charity in the UK, offering tons of ways to get involved and raise awareness. They fund scientists, doctors and nurses to help beat cancer sooner. They also provide cancer information to the public, and develops evidence-based policy to inform Government decisions related to cancer and research.