June 5, 2023
by Persuasion PR

Calling ‘Action!’ on male cancer awareness through film


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 A series of new short films are to be launched in the North East next month, aimed at raising awareness – and breaking down the stigmas – around male cancer.

Orchid, the UK’s leading charity for those affected by male cancer, and Healthworks, a North East based charity that supports people of all ages to live longer, healthier, happier lives, have teamed up to promote ‘TAKE 3’ which explores three real life cancer stories.

The films are designed to get people thinking and talking about prostate, testicular and penile cancer and will be followed by awareness talks, supported by personal testimonies, to help debunk the myths, provide insight, share information and help increase knowledge, about male cancers.

The event to be held at One Strawberry Lane, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4BX on Wednesday 14 June, between 12 noon and 3pm. The event is free although pre-booking is required. A reservation can be secured here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/take-3-male-cancer-awareness-event-tickets-629807289557 while tickets remain.

The event will start with an afternoon tea style lunch and there will be stalls and information stands available. Following an introduction to Healthworks and Orchid, the new films will be premiered.

Julie Stephens, Senior Manager of Health Promotion with Healthworks. says: “We are delighted to be partnering with Orchid to highlight the importance of cancer awareness for men of all ages.

“There are more than 55,000 new cases of prostate, testicular and penile cancer each year in the UK, and sadly around 12,000 people will die from these diseases. Early detection and diagnosis are incredibly important, so being aware of what to look out for and talking about any physical changes or symptoms with your doctor an make a real difference.”

Working across the North East, Healthworks supports people of all ages to live longer, healthier and happier lives. The charity believes that everyone – regardless of the challenges they face – should have the same opportunity to live in good health and it tackles health inequalities with a diverse range of projects, activities and interventions that improve outcomes for individuals, families, and communities across the region.

Orchid is the UK’s leading charity for those affected by prostate, testicular or penile cancer. For over 25 years, it has been working to save men’s lives from these cancers through a range of support services, education and awareness campaigns and world-class research programme.

More information about male cancer, can be found on Healthworks Cancer Awareness webpage at: https://www.healthworksnewcastle.org.uk/service/raising-cancer-awareness/  and on Orchid’s website at: www.orchid-cancer.org.uk 


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