Orchid - Fighting Male Cancer



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We are delighted that the Regis Classic Tour is supporting Orchid again for the fifth year in a row. Over 37,400 men will be diagnosed with a male specific cancer in the next 12 months. Orchid is the only UK registered cancer charity focusing exclusively on the three uniquely male cancers and exists to save men’s lives from prostate, testicular, and penile cancers by pioneering research and promoting awareness.

The Facts about Male Cancers
• Testicular cancer is the most common cancer for men aged 15-45; each year around 2,000 young men are diagnosed and face the emotional and physical trauma of fighting this disease.
• Prostate cancer is now the biggest cancer threat to men in the UK with over 35,000 cases diagnosed each year; sadly 10,000 men die every year form this disease – that’s one every single hour.
• Penile cancer is thankfully very rare in Europe. It normally affects men over the age of 60 years. There are about 400 cases in the UK every year and sadly one in four patients does not survive.

Behind each statistic is a man; a father, son, brother, grandfather and friend, and behind each man there are family and friends who are affected by these uniquely men’s cancers. By fundraising for Orchid, you are fighting male cancer.

What Orchid achieves with your Help
In the last 8 years Orchid has invested over £6 million in research. With the help of Orchid, Professor Tim Oliver has pioneered treatment for both testicular and prostate cancer that has saved lives and reduced treatment related side effects. Orchid has also significantly raised the awareness of male cancer and in the last year we distributed over 55,000 information resources including our award winning DVD. Since 1 January 2009 over 32,000 users have visited the Orchid website and during Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week in April 2010 we launched our new look website.

Enjoy the Tour – thank you for your support, and don’t forget to check what’s under the bonnet regularly!