Orchid exists to save men's lives from male cancer through pioneering research and promoting awareness.
Every year, over 37,400 men are diagnosed with prostate, penile or testicular cancer. Yet despite these figures there is still limited knowledge of this cancer amongst the general public.
Early detection, diagnosis and treatment can make a difference, helping to increase survival rates and ultimately save men's lives.
Orchid is a small dynamic charity of eight staff with a successful track record in delivering a range of support services, awareness and educational campaigns and funding an innovative research programme. We are a growing charity that is making a real difference to the lives of people affected by male cancers and those involved in their care. But we want to do even more, especially for the 37,400 men diagnosed each year with male cancer and their families.
Gold Challenge Stadium Event - Sunday 1st April 2012
Orchid supporter Ian Jones was one of the lucky few to have the opportunity to beat Usain Bolt to the new Olympic Track in Stratford on Sunday 1st April at the Gold Challenge Stadium Event. Ian competed in the 100m race coming second and had a fantastic day in the stadium where records are bound to be broken come the Olympics this summer.
“Walking out in front of 20,000 people at the new Olympic Stadium with my family only yards away, was an unforgettable experience and one I will remember for a long time.” Ian Jones, Orchid Gold Challenger 2012
You can see Ian taking off from the blocks (centre in blue Orchid vest) and also pictured with his daughter and British High Jumper Dalton Grant.
Inspired? Why not join Ian in tackling the Gold Challenge for Orchid this year and we’ll support you all the way!
Why Support Orchid
Established in 1996 by a young testicular cancer patient and the oncologist who saved his life, Orchid works to improve the lives of people affected by male cancers in three unique ways: a pioneering world class research programme, raising awareness and via support services. Since 1996, we have invested over £6 million in exceptional projects which have identified new ways to treat and manage male cancer helping to reduce the distressing side effects and improved our understanding of how these cancers work.Over 37,400 men will be diagnosed with a male specific cancer this year and together we can make a difference to their cancer journey through our vital research, awareness and support services.
Registered Charity Number: 1080540
Gold Challenge and Orchid
Over 37,000 men will be diagnosed with a male cancer this year. By choosing to support Orchid together we can make a difference to their cancer journey through our vital research, awareness and support services.