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Our partnership with Orchid, that launched in January 2013 has reached an amazing milestone and together we have raised over a million pounds! This support means Orchid have been able to provide more information to men and their families via the Orchid Male Cancer Information service – and invested more funds towards research to help find better ways to diagnose, treat and manage male specific cancer.

Every year in the UK over 43,000 men are diagnosed with a male specific cancer. No matter where you live, whatever your background and wherever you work, every man could be affected by male cancer at some point in their life.

Men struggle to speak about their problems, leaving them less likely to seek help or advice if they have a medical concern. Our partnership is helping to breakdown these barriers and together we can help more people like Paul:

Paul

Paul pictured here with his son is a testicular cancer survivor, Orchid supporter and most importantly a very proud dad. Paul said of his experience: "When I was diagnosed I was terrified of what might happen to me. All I knew was that cancer killed people, and I immediately thought the worst that this could potentially kill me. Our son was 7 months old at the time and the most frightening thing was the thought that I wouldn’t be there to see my son grow up, or to support my wife.

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Posted in Orchid on 08 February 2016
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Orchid fundraising

Thank you to all Asda colleagues who have continued to go the extra mile and raise vital funds for Orchid. Over the past two years colleagues have held a number of unique events including getting up close and personal in a Strictly Come Dancing competition organised by Brackmills Depot, putting on the amazing festival of speed event called ‘On Your Marks’ that takes place in Leicestershire organised by the team at Lutterworth CDC, IDC and ADC, colleagues at Wakefield CDC cycled 72 miles, and Didcot organised an epic London to Paris bike ride.

Rebecca Porta, Orchid CEO said: “I am overwhelmed by the generosity and dedication from Asda colleagues who have supported Orchid since our partnership began in January 2013. It means so much to the men who we care for and I can’t thank them enough for their passion and enthusiasm for fundraising.”

Orchid fundraising

This support means Orchid have been able to provide more information to men and their families via their Orchid Male Cancer Information service – and invested more funds towards research to help find better ways to diagnosis, treat and manage male cancer.

Orchid, which was formed in 1996 by former testicular cancer patient Colin Osborne, offers support and information to people affected by male-specific cancer. It does this through a dedicated medical research programme plus education and awareness campaigns – as well as a range of support services. Find out more on their website – and keep an eye out for how you can help this great cause!

Posted in Orchid on 12 May 2014
Orchid

Orchid

We’re delighted to support Orchid – a charity whose mission is to save men’s lives from male-specific cancers.

Orchid, which was formed in 1996 by former testicular cancer patient Colin Osborne, offers support and information to people affected by male-specfic cancer. It does this through a dedicated medical research programme plus education and awareness campaigns – as well as a range of support services.

Orchid puts on loads of great events in communities – including a Community Golf Programme for young people, health information sessions, awareness events and roadshows. The charity also has a range of information materials for patients and their families, including factsheets and online resources.

Orchid

Orchid aims to give every health clinic, school and workplace in the UK the right knowledge and skills to tackle male-specific cancers. And here at Asda we want to help it achieve its targets and raise awareness – as well as support its pioneering research and nursing programmes.

We’re also working with Orchid to promote a healthy lifestyle through sport and exercise, and are backing fundraising events including the launch of “The BIG BBQ”.

Asda Chief Executive Andy Clarke said: “I hope this new and exciting partnership will help men and women be aware of the symptoms and also help raise a significant amount of money for this fantastic cause.”

If you have been recently diagnosed with a male cancer, are a family member seeking more information or a are healthcare professional looking to run an information session, Orchid is here to help. Visit their website and look out for more information on how you can help to support this great cause!

Posted in Orchid on 30 January 2013