A MES­SAGE FROM Susan and Mark Bates FOUNDERS OF Balls To Can­cer

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Balls To Can­cer is a regis­tered char­ity set up to help raise aware­ness and ed­u­cate on all male can­cers. Our on­line cam­paign #Fum­bleFri­day re­minds and ad­vises men on how and what to check them­selves for on the most common male can­cers. Early de­tec­tion vastly im­proves sur­vival rates, so we hope to take away the taboo many feel when dis­cussing their tes­ti­cles.

We have re­cently set up #Mak­ingMe­mories where we send can­cer hit fam­i­lies on a lux­ury car­a­van hol­i­day (free of charge) to al­low them a well de­served break. The re­sponse to this has been so fan­tas­tic we will hope­fully ex­tend this across the coun­try. As part of this idea we have also funded some ter­mi­nal pa­tients with a wish list, one was sim­ply a meal out with his sis­ter just weeks be­fore he sadly died.

The char­ity also wanted to try and im­prove the treat­ment for chil­dren go­ing through can­cer and came up with #Su­perHeroChemo – th­ese are boxes de­signed in a hero theme that cover the IV bags, con­tain­ing the chemo, giv­ing the child the thought their treat­ment is su­per pow­ers. It’s a tough time for all in­volved so any­thing that can re­lieve this has to be pos­i­tive.

Balls To Can­cer is about mak­ing a dif­fer­ence and to do this we need your help. We have var­i­ous events through­out the year that you could get in­volved in, or we would love you to set up your own.

You can see more of what we do at ball­sto­cancer.com, face­book.com/ball­sto­cancer, @ball­sto­cancer or email us con­tact@ball­sto­cancer.com.

Char­ity Num­ber 1146185

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