Run Your Balls off 5k Men Only race 2016

We are organising national 5k Male only fun runs in 2016 which we hope will become an annual event.

We need people to volunteer to help organise a run in their area. Can you help? We will help you as much as we can to aid you in your event.

We also need men to sign up  to run, all we need for now is an email to with your name age and your town/city


Male cancer awareness month

June is Male Cancer awareness month and we will be ensuring for the whole month we push as much cancer information to you as we can. We will also be asking you to  hold events and awareness campaigns to raise the nations awareness of cancer in Men.

The first week of June is our main awareness week and we will be asking schools and offices to wear blue on Friday the 10th to show their support of all of the 200,000 men diagnosed with cancer every yea

Please help us make Male cancer as important as our Female fighters



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Sheffield-based Singer songwriter, Music Producer and DJ, Damon Hess, who has collaborated  with many top class guest artists, has stepped into Ex Army Infantry boxer- turned professional fighter, Ross Burkinshaw‘scorner, to write and produce his own entrance music in time for his WBO Inter-Continental Bantamweight title  fight on May 30th, when he faces South African Klaas Mboyane.


Burkinshaw is yet to step out to into the ring with his own entrance music, a fact which Hess felt needed to be rectified. “Against All Odds”, release date 22nd May 2015will not only bolster the likeable Sheffield fighter on his way to the ring, but also raise well needed funds for two of the charities Ross supports.

Upon its release to iTunes, proceeds will be split between Balls to Cancer, a charity raising funds for male cancer awareness and education and Hallam FMs Cash for Kids, a grant giving charity which supports individual children, groups and children’s charities where children are sick, deprived and in need of extra support.

Sheffield, Yorkshire and UK residents all now have the opportunity to stand behind one of it’s heroes, when he will move one step closer to his title dream with the head to head clash with Mboyane at Rotherham’s Magna Centre, accompanied by the musical pomp and ceremony any such prizefighter deserves.


All you need to know about Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer, or gastric cancer, is a relatively uncommon type of cancer that affects about 7,300 people each year in the UK, colorectal cancer can cause similar symptoms, hemorrhoids are far more common. As uncomfortable as hemorrhoids can be, with Venapro is a natural remedy for hemorrhoids. In other words, it does not contain strong pharmaceutical ingredients like painkillers and anti-inflammatories, is easily treatable and don’t cause cancer. 

The initial symptoms of stomach cancer are vague and easy to mistake for other less serious conditions. They include:

  • persistent indigestion and heartburn
  • trapped wind and frequent burping
  • feeling very full or bloated after meals
  • persistent stomach pain

Symptoms of advanced stomach cancer can include:

  • blood in your stools, or black stools
  • loss of appetite
  • weight loss

As the early symptoms are similar to many conditions, stomach cancer is often advanced by the time it’s diagnosed. Therefore, it’s important to get any possible symptoms of stomach cancer checked out by your GP as soon as possible.

Who is affected

The exact cause of stomach cancer is still unclear, although a number of factors that increase your risk of developing the condition have been identified. These include:

  • being aged 55 or older
  • being male
  • smoking
  • eating a diet that contains a lot of salted and pickled foods
  • having an infection in your stomach due to a type of bacteria known as Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)

Types of stomach cancer

There are different types of stomach cancer. 95% develop in the cells of the stomach lining and are known as adenocarcinoma of the stomach.

Less common types include lymphoma of the stomach, which develops in the lymphatic tissue (tissue that drains away fluid and helps fight infection) and gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs), which develop in the muscle or connective tissue of the stomach wall.

How stomach cancer is treated

Many cases of stomach cancer cannot be completely cured, but it is still possible to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life using chemotherapy and, in some cases, radiotherapy and surgery.

Surgery to remove some or all of the stomach is known as a gastrectomy. You will still be able to eat normally after a gastrectomy, but you will probably have to adjust the size of your portions.

Chemotherapy can also be used before surgery to help shrink the tumour and sometimes after surgery to help prevent the cancer from returning.

Living with stomach cancer

Living with stomach cancer and then the effects of surgery can be tough, but there are a range of services that can provide social, psychological and, in some cases, financial support.


The outlook for stomach cancer depends on several things, including your age, general health and how far the cancer has spread before it’s diagnosed. Unfortunately, as stomach cancer is often not picked up until the later stages, the outlook is not as good as for some other cancers.

Overall, around 15% of people with stomach cancer will live at least five years after diagnosis and about 11% will live at least 10 years.

In the UK, around 5,000 people die from stomach cancer each year.

The stomach

The stomach is a hollow sac of muscle that is connected to the oesophagus (gullet) at its top and the first section of the small intestine (duodenum) at its bottom.

Its main purpose is to break down solid food into a semi-solid consistency using stomach acid. This makes it easier for the rest of the digestive system to absorb nutrients from food.

#FumbleFriday Hits The Road

At the end of March and to launch our Testicular cancer awareness month of April we took our #FumbleFriday campaign on the road to the Students Union of Birmingham University.

We wanted to see if men could describe the feel of their balls and found that the male students were a little shy and it took the girls to push the lads to get involved. Embarrassment  is the main problem with testicular cancer diagnosis and was clear that men didn’t even want to talk about them.

However as you will see below we eventually got there. Hopefully we will be able to do this nationwide!!

Thanks to all that took part

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Toms #MakingMemories story

Thanks to the support of our #Teamnuts we were able to give terminally ill Tom Cooper, his wife and two young children a brilliant Birthday night out and meal at his favorite restaurant Bombay Hut  in Burnley.

We also supplied them a brand new washing machine when theirs broke down.

Please read Toms story…..

“Just as everything was looking bright and promising, our worlds came tumbling down in October 2011 when I was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma – a rare type of cancer in this country that is behind the nose. On the same day we were also told it had already spread to the neck, collar bone, lymph nodes under both arms and lungs. I was told that I had probably had it at least 2 years already and that it was not curable. Devastating news, very hard to hear and life has been very difficult since, but looking at my two beautiful girls…. They keep me and my family going, and that’s the reason were fighting this strong TOGETHER!! ♥”















Gay Times raise the bar on Male Cancer Awareness

Last \December the Gay Times launched one of two issues of their brilliant magazines dedicated to our charity and by asking celebrities to pose nude to raise awareness for the work we do and male cancer. Also they enabled their readers to download a screen saver version of the pictures by texting their favourites name to our text donation line and doing so made a donation.

We thank them an you for your support. Here’s some of the brilliant celebrities that were brave enough to take part.


#RealityCheck throughout April

During April  (Testicular cancer awareness month) we were working hard to push  awareness of the dangers of Testicular cancer in men and boys with our #RealityCheck campaign . With the help of many TV reality stars we managed to get into several magazines, more online publications and a brilliant Twitter and Facebook campaigns getting the message to many more people.

Behind the scenes we were aided by the fantastic Tom O’Connell (former Big Brother contestant)

This particular post by Spencer Mattthews & Lauren Hutton got us mentioned by OK magazine as they thought the comment by Lauren was “distasteful” we certainly don’t agree with that, partners are the ones that often find changes in their partners bodies.

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We got our good friend Harry Derbidge interviews discussing the findings of our survey that more men are concerned about their tan, hair and teeth before their testicles.

We had stars like Carl Foggerty,Ricky Rayment, Nicholas McDonald, Stuart Hosking, Harry Derbidge, Kris  Skinner,Sam Thompson, Shayne Ward, Brian Dowling & Mark Bryon


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Jayne’s Welcome Break

As part of our #MakingMemories campaign we have a luxury holiday home on the Haven Holiday park in Burnham-on-sea for cancer fighters.

Jayne is the first of this seasons fighters who have taken advantage of the break to take her family on a much needed break as part of cancer recovery.

Jayne tells us the whole family had a brilliant time and we hope goes someway to putting Jayne on the road to recovery.

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Tony gets his Dream Day

As part of our #MakingMemories campaign we arranged for Tony to have the day of his dreams and forfil his #Bucketlist wish of visiting his favourite formula 1 racing team Williams.

Tony has been fighting cancer for some time and is currently receiving radiotherapy. Tony’s fiance Sue told us “it was one of the happiest days of his life”

This is what the #MakingMemories campaign is all about.

Here’s a few photo’s of the day.

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